Students learn how to write an essay in response to a document-based question. It's a unit for 7th graders, but the intent is to prepare them for (and get them thinking about) AP History tests and college.
Mastery sheet for unit 8. This is more sophisticated than the tracking sheets for earlier units. It includes all goals from the semester and asks that students have mastered 80%. It also includes 7 skills for writing DBQ essays and asks that students have mastered 100%, in preparation for writing a DBQ essay in the next unit.
Unit 8 is a one-week remediation session designed to get students to 80% mastery of content objectives from throughout the year and also get them 100% ready for writing a Document Based Question (DBQ) essay in the following unit.
This lesson focuses on writing topic sentences in a DBQ.