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DBQ US History Document Based Question Common Core Activity Bundle

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    Was Radical Reconstruction Fair or Unfair?


    Get your students investigating history with this versatile document based questions for US history resource packet. Save big by buying a bundle! Individually this packet would cost $32.00.

    This Common Core resource packet has 8 mini-DBQ’s that are designed to be similar to the New York Regents exam. Each DBQ is divided into a primary source document analysis and a written response section. Here’s what’s included with each DBQ:

    1.A focus writing response question prominently on each page.

    Historical background introduction followed by a DBQ student task list.

    2. 5-8 varied primary source and secondary source documents with short answer questions (example primary sources included in the bundle are letters, speeches, political cartoons, government documents, magazine pictures, eulogies, obituaries and historical document excerpts).

    3. Answer keys for short answer questions.

    4. 3 writing response options so teachers can choose by class level or teaching preference. Each option includes instructional materials.

    5. Student writing templates for each writing response option that both include stem sentences and do not.

    6. Guided practice writing worksheets and a commentary stem sentence printable.

    7. Rubrics.

    The DBQ’s included in the packet are:

    1. The American Revolution– What were the political, social and economic reasons that led the colonists to rebel in 1776?

    2. Constitution: In what way was the Constitution a superior document to the Article of Confederation?

    3. The New Nation: Which of the first five Presidents left the most enduring legacy?

    4. Westward Expansion-In what ways did moving west have an affect on Native American populations?

    5. North and South– To what extent did slavery divide the North and South over time making Civil War inevitable?

    6.Civil War– In what ways did the original Constitution lead America to Civil War?

    7. Reconstruction– To what extent was Radical Reconstruction fair or unfair?

    8. Industrial Revolution– What impact did the Industrial Revolution have on the United States?

    This was a LABOR OF LOVE, that took an unimaginable amount of time. Have a great lesson!

    Tony Pavlovich, Instructomania, DBQs US history, DBQs U.S. history

    Total Pages
    200 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    90 minutes
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
    Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
    Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
    With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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