Teaching And Using Document-Based Questions For Middle School / Edition 1

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This guide focuses on using Document Based Questions (DBQs) to challenge students to interpret primary sources such as letters, diaries, speeches and other historical records.

Challenge your students to interpret primary sources from American History such as letters, diaries, speeches, and other historical records. Students learn to analyze a wide variety of visual and graphic stimuli such as paintings, photographs, charts, and graphs using Document-Based Questions. Containing sixteen different themes selected from major units that are covered in American History, DBQs help to utilize many of the skills stressed by social studies teachers, and are an excellent tool for assessing student progress. The activities are geared primarily toward middle school students (grades 6-8), but can be adapted easily for use by secondary students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563089749
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/14/2003
  • Series: Gifted Treasury
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 783,611
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

EDWARD P. O'CONNOR has been an educator since 1989, and is currently teaching social studies at Arlington Middle School in Poughkeepsie, New York.

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Table of Contents

1 Native American Cultures 1
2 The Age of Exploration 9
3 Democracy in Colonial America 19
4 Loyalists and Patriots in the Revolution 27
5 Political Parties and the New Nation 37
6 Differences Between the North and the South 47
7 Slavery in the United States 58
8 Reconstruction 69
9 Immigration 79
10 The Growth of Industry 90
11 The Progressive Era 99
12 America in the 1920s 108
13 The Great Depression and the New Deal 119
14 America in World War II 129
15 America and the Cold War 140
16 The Civil Rights Movement 151
App. I Rubric for Scaffolding Questions 161
App. II: Internet Resources 181
Sources for Works Cited 185
Copyright Acknowledgments 194
Index 195
About the Author 197
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    Posted December 15, 2007

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    Great book for social studies teachers and students alike! I recommend that you use this book when studying for the 8th grade social studies new york state test. My teacher likes the book, too.

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