This Document Based Question (DBQ) was created for 10th Grade World History. It could also be used as a review for the New York State Global History and Geography Regents exam. The topic looks at the reasons why Great Britain led the Industrial Revolution – looking at geography, laws, population, natural resources and more.
The DBQ follows the format of the New York State social studies testing requirements for writing DBQs. The DBQ packet has 12 pages total, 8 pages are questions stemming from 9 primary or secondary source documents (three sources are images and two are maps) with constructed response questions followed by an essay question using the documents.
I’ve also included an extra version of the map I created in color in case you have access to color printing and copying. If you would like, replace the extra map with the black and white version in the document.
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I created this DBQ for my Global History I course. I knew this would be useful as it combined primary and secondary sources with analyses of maps and images. It does take considerable time to create these but I do know that they provide a strong outlet to apply the particular lesson involved. I hope you find them useful as well! Please leave feedback on your students’ ability to complete the tasks involved in this 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 outlined at http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10
The Common Core Standards were written and developed by The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.
This product is the work of All Things History Lesson Plans. It is intended to support the implementation of the CCCSS. No approval by, nor association with, the creators of the CCSS is intended or implied.
All the images I've used are in the public domain, credited or created by myself.