This fully amendable Word Document serves as a great introduction or pretest to DBQs. It includes definitions & examples for both Primary & Secondary Documents & culminates in a 3 Paragraph Essay in response to the Analytical Question:
Was the California Gold Rush everything that prospectors, or people searching for gold, believed it would be?
Using the California Gold Rush as a focus, students will analyze both Primary & Secondary Documents including photographs, political cartoons and text.
Within this assignment, students will be asked to complete the following:
Determine the Source of each Document
Determine whether each Document is Primary or Secondary
Analyze each Document to answer Guiding Questions aimed at scaffolding their response to the Analytical Question.
***Includes Teacher Instructions for successful implementation.
***Includes two versions of the assignment. An advanced assignment which culminates in a 3 Paragraph Essay & a version that includes only the Source, Primary or Secondary Document & Guiding Questions that does not culminate in an Essay.