Designed for Social Studies classes that utilize the DBQ, this close reading lesson should not be considered as exclusively a DBQ lesson. Using a variant of the RAINBOW peer editing model, groups of students will move about the room viewing documents from Thomas Paine's Common Sense. There are five selections provided and young historians will first identify the Thesis, followed by Evidence and Arguments. This is a peer editing exercise and it should not be considered as a full DBQ activity. Instructions are provided as well as remarks in the comments section of this 9 page power point.
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