This is a shortened Document Based Essay that can be used in an Age of Exploration or Colonization unit. It includes 4 documents with scaffold questions to help the students. The essay questions asks students to:
- Discuss one positive effect of European colonization of the Americas.
- Discuss two negative effects of European colonization of the Americas.
Using a shortened DBQ is an excellent way to help students master DBQ skills prior to giving them longer and more challenging essays.
This essay could be given as in class work, homework, or even as an assessment if DBQ skills have been taught.
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