Students Struggling With the DBQ?(Just kidding, of course, they are!) The DBQ is a beast and these sheets are designed to help students tame that dreaded beast!
These sheets are a quick and easy way for students to practice analyzing documents and mastering the challenging "HIPP" aspect of the analysis! The Prompt for this sheet is: "Explain the causes of the Cold War."
What's Included in This Cold War 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 sample. Below it are exemplars using the document within an essay. One is a poorly written example to show students the common mistakes students make and below 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 analysis with the audience and purpose.
These sheets will definitely help any struggling or even strong writers to learn how to analyze documents more effectively within their essays to earn a 6 or 7 on the essay!