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 is how did the ideas of the Enlightenment challenge the political authority of the 18th and 19th centuries. It follows the format of the New York State social studies testing requirements for writing DBQs. The DBQ asks “How did the ideas of the Enlightenment challenge the authority of the 17th and 18th centuries?” and has 4 pages total including seven primary source documents by Immanuel Kant, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Cesare Beccaria, John Locke, Baron de Montesquieu, Mary Wollestonecraft and Voltaire with constructed response questions.
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I created this DBQ for my Global History I course. 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 outline at http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10
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