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60’s Project
Mock DBQ
 
 
Instructions:  Use  your  classmates’  presentations  to  answer  the  Mock  DBQ  prompt.    
 
1.  Organize  the  documents  into  their  respective  categories.  Include  at  least  4  documents  in  each  
category.    
2.  Write  a  thesis  statement.  
3.  Write  a  topic  sentence  for  each  of  the  three  body  paragraphs.  
4.  Analyze  one  piece  of  evidence  for  each  body  paragraph.  Explain  how  the  piece  of  evidence  supports  
your  topic  sentence.  
 
 
Prompt:  How  was  the  1960’s  an  era  of  change  for  America?  
 
 
Rubric:  
 
Criteria   Score  
Organization  of  Evidence:  Evidence  is  logically  organized  into  three  categories.  
Each  category  contains  at  least  four  pieces  of  evidence.     /5pts  
Thesis  Statement:  A  clear  and  concise  thesis  statement  that  presents  an  
arguable  response  to  the  prompt.   /5pts  
Body  Paragraph  1  (Political):    
• Topic  Sentence:  1pt  
               
-­‐supports  the  thesis:  How  does  this  demonstrate  change?  
 
• Analysis:  4pts    
-­‐clearly  argues  how  the  piece  of  evidence  supports  the  thesis  
         /5pts  
Body  Paragraph  2  (Social):    
• Topic  Sentence:  1pt  
-­‐supports  the  thesis:  How  does  this  demonstrate  change?  
• Analysis:  4pts  
-­‐clearly  argues  how  the  piece  of  evidence  supports  the  thesis   /5pts  
Body  Paragraph  3  (Cultural):    
• Topic  Sentence:  1pt  
-­‐supports  the  thesis:  How  does  this  demonstrate  change?  
• Analysis:  4pts  
-­‐clearly  argues  how  the  piece  of  evidence  supports  the  thesis   /5pts  
Total  Score:  
  /25pts  
   
Name:  _____________________________    
The  1960’s:  Mock  DBQ   Period:  ______  
  Date:  ______  
Prompt:  How  was  the  1960’s  an  era  of  change  for  America?  
 
 
Organization  of  Evidence:  
Political   Social   Cultural  
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Thesis  Statement:  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
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Body  Paragraph  1  (Political)  
Topic  Sentence:  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
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Analysis:  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
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Body  Paragraph  2  (Social)  
Topic  Sentence:  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
Analysis:  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
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Body  Paragraph  3  (Cultural)  
Topic  Sentence:  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
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Analysis:  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
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