This week students have another opportunity to practice drafting a response to a DBQ. I recommend that students outline their arguments before writing, but this outline should be very brief. We will use a new DBQ on Revolutions in the Americas. Click here to see it. Join the Cram Session on Tuesday May 19th, two days before the exam, to discuss this and see exemplary responses (could be you!).
Develop an argument that evaluates the extent to which revolutions in the Americas between c. 1770 - c. 1825 successfully challenged social hierarchies.
Your task. In 20 minutes or less, read the document, and:
- Outline arguments you would make, using LESS than a full sentence for each
- List, but DO NOT describe, evidence, both documents and outside evidence
- Write a thesis based on these arguments
Note: on the actual exam spending more than 20 minutes on this will not leave you with enough time to complete what you plan!
Here’s an example of this process for a Mongol DBQ that we used earlier.
- Violent disruption: Doc 2, destruction of Baghdad
- Did not change Eurasian societies: Docs 3, 4, 5; Il Khanate
- Mongol cultural curiosity and tolerance: Doc 1, Buddhism
Initially Mongol states disrupted Eurasian societies through violent conquest, but, in the long term Mongol states did not change Eurasian societies. Mongol rulers tolerated and sometimes even adopted the cultures of the societies that they conquered.
Important notes :
- Paragraph- or essay-length responses will NOT receive feedback. This is an outline activity
- Use the Revolutions in the Americas DBQ
How to Submit
Reply to this thread with a list of claims and supporting evidence, plus a thesis.
Deadline for submission:
May 12th, 2020 → May 16th, 2020
Responses submitted after the deadline are not guaranteed a response (unless you’re a cram student)
Feel free to give other students feedback, too!