The DBQ Process


Divide the document into small bites, which make it easier to digest.  Your excerpts (or bites) should be no more than 3 sentences long. 

Then SLURP the document.

HINT:  You can cut-and-paste the table below into a word documentThen you can cut-and-paste excerpts from your document into the table.


Original Document Definitions of unfamiliar words Paraphrase





































The DBQ Process

1.  What are the three most important things in this document?

2.  List two things the document tells you about life in the United States at the time and place it was written.

3.  Write a question to the author that is left unanswered by the document.




Questions from the National Archives & Records Administration

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