1950s DBQ Worksheet DBQ Worksheet

1950s DBQ Worksheet

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Students Struggling With the DBQ? (Just kidding, of course, they are- they all are!)

These DBQ practice sheets are quick and easy ways to build students' skills for the toughest part of AP US History! These sheets have students practice analyzing documents and mastering the "HIPP" aspect of the analysis! The prompt for this sheet is: "Evaluate the extent to which the 1950s were a time of conformity."

What's Included in this Practice DBQ Worksheet

This is a two-sided worksheet designed to clearly show students how to write the DBQ- easy for the teacher to teach and easy for students to learn! Page 1 gives the prompt and a document. Below it are exemplars using the document within an essay. One is a poorly written exemplar to show students the common mistakes students make and it breaks down what is wrong with it. Next are two strongly written exemplars that teach two different ways to use the document. There are quick pointers below for students to recognize what is done well with the analysis writing.

Page 2 gives another document for the same prompt and challenges students to write two sample paragraphs. One asks for an analysis of the document and to set the context, the other asks for an analysis with the audience, purpose, or point-of-view.

 These sheets will definitely help any struggling writers to learn how to analyze documents more effectively within their essays to earn a 6 or 7 on the DBQ! They can be used digitally or as printouts. A PDF and a word file are provided to allow teachers the freedom to manipulate the document.

This will help you teach the DBQ and students get more confident writing the DBQ one step at a time! Writing a DBQ just got a little easier! 

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