The document-based question examines the history of Japan after 1853 when U.S. Navy Commodore Perry arrived and attempted to open up trade agreements between the two nations. Taking a look at 11 primary and secondary documents, students look at debates and changes in political isolationism and resistance to international trade as well as the effects of the trade agreements on the Japanese people, politics, culture and economy.
This DBQ can be used in many ways from standardized test prep and review to a substitute teacher lesson.
The DBQ packet has 13 pages total, 9 pages are questions stemming from 11 primary or secondary source documents. The sources 1 photograph, 1 map, 1 chart and 1 cartoon. Each document is followed by at least one constructed response question and a summary essay question using the documents wraps up the DBQ.
I’ve left the DBQ as a Word Document so that you can add more space for writing answers as needed.
This DBQ addresses the Common Core State Standards. It has been updated with a page outlining the English Language Arts/History/Social Studies grades 9-10 as outline at http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10
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