The DBQ Process

Slow and steady wins the race!


 

1.  READ THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND (sometimes called the Historical Context)

2.  READ THE TASK

3. BRAINSTORM

4. READ THE DOCUMENTS and ANSWER THE SCAFFOLDING QUESTIONS

5.  CATEGORIZE YOUR DOCUMENTS  

Go back to your Brainstorming work (Step 3).  What category (or categories) does each document fit into?  Try to pick one category for each document.

6.  OUTLINE

 

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