Culminating unit of the year, in which students write a document-based essay.

Lessons include:

  • Grouping documents
  • Outlining
  • Drafting
  • Editing

This resource is part of the Social Studies 7 course.


10.0 DBQ Documents

by Robert Lucas
Documents for Unit 10 DBQ essay.

The prompt is:

Use the documents provided and your knowledge of history to answer these questions:

What promise does America make with Ellis Island? To what extent has America remained true to that promise throughout its history?

This resource is part of Unit 10: DBQ Week and the Social Studies 7 course.

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10.0 DBQ Folder Stickers

by Robert Lucas
Stickers for DBQ folders.

This resource is part of Unit 10: DBQ Week and the Social Studies 7 course.

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Planning sheet for students to put at the front of their DBQ folders--basically outlines DBQ writing week and maps the days to steps in the writing process.

This resource is part of Unit 10: DBQ Week and the Social Studies 7 course.

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10.0 DBQ Rubric

by Robert Lucas
Rubric for 7th grade DBQ essays.

This resource is part of Unit 10: DBQ Week and the Social Studies 7 course.

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Introduction of new systems for DBQ week; groups begin to work on the DBQ itself.

This resource is part of Unit 10: DBQ Week and the Social Studies 7 course.

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Day 2 of DBQ week: groups organize their documents to fit into body paragraphs of their essays, then write topic sentences for those paragraphs.

This resource is part of Unit 10: DBQ Week and the Social Studies 7 course.

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Day 3 of DBQ week: students complete the graphic organizers from 10.2, outlining their essays and organizing evidence.

This resource is part of Unit 10: DBQ Week and the Social Studies 7 course.

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Lesson 10.4 Drafting

by Robert Lucas
Day 4 of DBQ week: writing a rough draft.

This resource is part of Unit 10: DBQ Week and the Social Studies 7 course.

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Lesson 10.5 Editing

by Robert Lucas
DBQ Week Day 5: Students Edit their DBQ drafts. Final drafts are homework.

This resource is part of Unit 10: DBQ Week and the Social Studies 7 course.

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End of Year Books

by Robert Lucas
Students create booklets reviewing what they have learned during the year. Meant to be used during the last few days of the year.

This resource is part of Unit 10: DBQ Week and the Social Studies 7 course.

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Philosophies of History

by Robert Lucas
Students learn about 4 philosophies of history (Herodotus, Thucydides, Livy, Marx) and decide which they agree with the most.

This is meant to be taught near the end of the school year, or at least when the students have already spent some time studying history.

This resource is part of Unit 10: DBQ Week and the Social Studies 7 course.

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