If you're looking for a fool-proof way to teach students how to approach document-based questions (DBQs) and the DBQ Essay for the New York State Regents exam in U.S. History and Government--this is it.
The guide walks students step-by-step from the first read of the historical context to the concluding sentence of the essay. It not only helps them construct meaningful answers to the questions, but it also helps them choose the appropriate topics and documents to write about in the essay. It also gets them to do what so many students forget--include the magical additional outside information.
Simply put--this works. Specifically, it helps struggling students who have taken the exam before but need scaffolding to help construct a better essay that will get them to pass the exam.
Don't forget to download my FREE "U.S. History DBQ Essay - Government Packet" to go with this guide!