The Great Depression: Document-Based Question (DBQ)
About This Product
DBQs are an excellent way to hit most of the Common Core standards in your class. If there is one activity that encapsulates the requirements of the Common Core - the DBQ is it! This DBQ includes 9 documents with questions to help students process the documents. This product comes with a complete teacher answer key.
Prompt: What were the major causes of the Great Depression (1929-1941)) and what steps did the Federal Government (under FDR) take to help alleviate the suffering of people throughout the country?
Common Core Standards:
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.
Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
This product goes perfectly with this DBQ Outline and rubric, which is included! Help your students think critically!
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