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Are your AP classes struggling with Document Based Questions? Nip their problems in the bud with this clear and comprehensive presentation, which compares a "dazzling DBQ" to a hamburger, outlining all of the layers therein. Additionally, slides provide questions to ask about a DBQ, as well as how to demonstrate POV/bias and how to reference a document within the essay. The end of the presentation prompts the creation of a rough draft in outline form using a given format.
Talk about Tudor drama! High school historians explore the tragic life of Catherine of Aragon through an informational text, which is approximately seven paragraphs long. Four comprehension questions follow, three of which are recall questions. The last gives an interesting twist, asking scholars to imagine they are living in England and choose a side in the annulment debate: Henry VIII or Catherine? This would make an excellent pre-debate research assignment!
The urbanization and consumerism of modern China is the hot topic up for critical analysis. Kids view a series of photographs that specifically describe Chinese modernization, urbanization, consumerism, and waste. They discuss each photograph and then create a list of items that can be repurposed. Finally, they discuss the differences between consumerism in the West and in China.
Before seeing this presentation, your class might not have a grasp of the contributions to art, science, and politics made by the Dutch in the 16th and 17th centuries. Comprehensive and engaging, the many images and discussion points in this slideshow will keep viewers' attention throughout your lecture on world history.