Crush the DBQ
The quickest and easiest way for students to practice analyzing documents and mastering the challenging "HIPP" aspect of the analysis!
The Prompt is: "Explain the impacts of World War II on the home front."
What's Included in This World War II DBQ Practice Sheet
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 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!
Can be used digitally or as printouts. A PDF and a word file are given to allow teachers freedom to manipulate the document.