DBQ Activities That Draw Student Connections to the HERE and NOW!
Teach your students every era of U.S. history, from pre-colonial to the present, with 28 chronological document-based question activities covered by both books. Assess students' progress, prepare them for testing, and develop critical thinking skills, all at the same time! These books are unique because each DBQ topic has questions that draw student connections to the HERE and NOW. Includes complete instructions, ready-to-use documents with answer prompts, a scoring rubric, and sample student essay positions.
Document-Based Question Activities from European Migration Through the Civil War Topics:
- European Migration to the Americas
- Early Colonial Life in the South
- Causes of the American Revolution
- Choosing Sides in the Revolutionary War
- Challenges of a New Nation
- The Constitution and the Needs of the People
- The Effectiveness of George Washington as President
- The Louisiana Purchase
- North and South Economic Differences
- The Character of Andrew Jackson
- The Race Wars and Removal of Native Americans
- The Merits and Limitations of Westward Expansion
- The Tragic Prelude to War
- The Cost of the American Civil War
Document-Based Question Activities from Reconstruction to Today Topics:
- Custer’s Last Stand
- The Double-Edged Sword of Capitalism
- Progressivism and Societal Improvement
- The Spanish-American War and an Imperial America
- World War I: The End of Innocence
- Prohibition in the Roaring Twenties
- The Great Depression and a New Deal
- World War II and the Use of the Atomic Bomb
- Cold War Containment
- Acts of Courage in the Civil Rights Movement
- American Troops in Vietnam
- Reagan’s Role in Ending the Cold War
- American Involvement in the Persian Gulf War
- Progression of the War on Terror Today
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©2016. Reproducible. High school level. 114 and 123 pages. Set includes one of each book.
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About the Author
Nickole Loman is a native of the West Michigan area. She grew up in Belding, Michigan—a small farm town, 30 minutes from Grand Rapids. As a matter of fact, she still spends a lot of time there, now as a high school teacher. Her current teaching course load includes U.S. History, SAT Prep, English 10, Drama, English 12, and Literature in Film. She loves motivating students to push themselves harder by allowing them to challenge her to complete dare incentives tied to review games. Some examples include wearing a Teletubby suit, eating a ghost pepper, swallowing a raw egg, serenading the lunchroom, completing an interpretive dance to her favorite Backstreet Boys song, etc. In addition to classroom responsibilities, she is the theater director for the Belding High School Drama Club. Working with her drama family, she directs an annual fall play and spring musical. Nickole enjoys writing and created the Teacher's Discovery® DBQ book series. Outside of her career, her interests include an addiction to candles, singing loudly in the car, reading fantasy books, chasing after her dogs, and devouring chocolate.