The tremendous accomplishments of the Greeks in so many diverse areas are often too difficult to comprehend. Greek culture and contributions made in the arts, sciences, literature, philosophy and politics are extensive, and have had a profound impact on our modern world.
By this point in the year, you should be familiar with the DBQ format. You are given a number of primary and secondary documents and you are asked to take a position on a question of historical significance. This assignment will be different from any of the other DBQ assignments we have previously completed. Instead of responding to a DBQ that I have created, you will be creating your own DBQ essays.
You will be creating a Document Based Question essay. This essay will be based on the essential question “What contributions did the Greeks make to modern civilizations?”
Your will use the resources in the Media Center and approved websites to locate primary and secondary sources that could be used to answer the essential question. You will be provided with a Microsoft Word Template to be used in formatting its DBQ. Remember: you must provide enough evidence so that a student would be able to write a fully supported five paragraph persuasive essay based on your evidence. Along with your essay, you will create an annotated bibliography later in your packet. The major difference between a standard works cited and an annotated bibliography is a paragraph that follows each citation giving a brief overview of what the work is about.
What contributions did the Greeks make to modern civilizations?