The Great Storm DBQ

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The Great Storm DBQ - Galveston - Texas History

Dig deep into the content of the Great Storm while your students explore the essential question “Was the Great Storm Galveston's greatest tragedy or triumph?” through primary sources and background essays.

Students will begin this lesson with a hook analyzing a primary source video clip from Thomas Edison in 1900. They will then read a background essay and discuss the Great Storm and the changes that occurred in Galveston as a result. After they have completed the “Stop and Discuss” Questions embedded into the essay, they will analyze different primary sources on three different documents. An outline will then be used to guide students in the final step, writing an essay using the documents.

When you purchase this activity, you will receive:

-a lesson plan

-a hook based off of primary source video clip

-a 2 page background essay on “The Great Storm” and "We Must Rebuild"


-Stop and Discuss questions embedded into the background essay

-three primary source documents including photographs and quotes

-graphic organizers for the reading assignments

-handouts for guiding students through the essay


Don't have time for a writing assignment? Consider placing your students into groups of 3 - assign each student a different topic and then debate the essential question!

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The Great Storm DBQ
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