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The DBQ

Woo
Hoo!
READ!
o You can’t start writing the essay for 10
minutes so you might as well read the
docs!
Let me Make it SIMPLE for you!

o Step One
o Read the Question
o Underline key words in the question
o Step Two
o Read the historical background information
o Step Three
o Read and organize the documents
Example Question
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Using the documents analyze the social and


economic effects of the global flow of silver from the
mid-16th century to the 18th century. Explain how
another type of document would help you to analyze
the effects of silver bullion in this period.
Key Words
Using the documents analyze the social and
economic effects of the global effects of the global
flow of silver from the mid-16th century to the 18th
century. Explain how another type of document
would help you to analyze the effects of silver ?
bullion in this period.
You are being asked
to show how the flow
of silver all over the
world effected people
socially and
economically.
Step 3

o Read and organize the documents


Your Job!
o Organize the docs

o Interpret

o Analyze
Remember PERSIAN

P = Political
E = Economic
R = Religious
S = Social
I/A = Intellectual and Artistic
N = near (geography)
This is what I
think about
rules!

Some Rules
1. You must have 2 in a group to make a
group
2. You need to use ALL the documents!
3. One doc can be in more than one group
4. You must have at least 3 groups
Thesis
Where
1. Reread the question is my
thesis?
2. Your thesis must include
specific information that
What
responds to the question
A Good Thesis
o Specifically addresses the Your thesis
is worth one Woo
terms of the question Hoo!
point!
o Sets up the structure for One
the rest of the essay point!
You MUST Analyze
I MUST
Analyze!
Do not list!
List Example: The global flow of
silver has hindered the
development of indigenous
people as can be seen in
documents 4, 5, and 6.
ANALYZE!
The global flow of silver has hindered the
development of indigenous people in several
ways. The subjugation and forced labor of the
South Americans silver mines (doc 4) did not
allow them to develop socially because they
could not participate in any native
institutions.The mass slaughtering of the
Japanese (doc 5) show how oppressive the
government was under the Tokogowa; people
had become afraid to interact and did not develop
at the same rate of the European counterparts…
POV

o Does the occupation of the author give the doc


credibility?
o Does class, gender, background, or religion influence
what is mentioned?
POV
o Type of doc effect credibility? POWER!

o Journal
o Private Letter
o Public Address
o Timing
o Intended Audience
o Tone (sarcastic, triumphant, haughty)
Additional Documents
Documents
Additional?
An additional document by a
Chinese merchant that described
that manner in which trade was
conducted would be helpful
because it would give insight on
how the flow of silver was effecting
this class of people.
Make sure it is
realistic! Like
a talking cat.
It is not
cheating…just
being smart!
Strongest paragraph
(END)
Weakest paragraph
(Hide it in the middle)
Average paragraph
(Start w/ it)
If this fails…
just click your
heals and
say..”there is no
o Paragraph One- Thesis place like
ANSWER THE QUESTION home!”

o Paragraph Two- Average paragraph


o Explain grouping
o POV on docs
o Additional doc
o Paragraph Three- WEAKEST paragraph
(try and hide it- it works!)
o Explain grouping
o POV on docs
o Additional doc
o Paragraph Four- STRONGEST paragraph
(they will think you are smart!)
o Explain grouping
o POV on docs
o Additional doc
I promise after I
write the DBQ…
I will forget all
of this!

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