Presentation on theme: "Let’s Look at Roosevelt and Hoover A Past Document Based Question."— Presentation transcript:
Let’s Look at Roosevelt and Hoover A Past Document Based Question
What type of question is being asked? Comparison or Cause and Effect? What “value” words need to be defined? What is the time period?
Read and Highlight the Documents Who is the author? What is the date/time? What is the primary focus? What is the secondary focus?
Brainstorm Your “Outside” Information What is the time period? What do you know about this time period? What main ideas can you construct from this time period?
Come Up with 3 Topics/Points of Discussion Divide your brainstorming into 3 categories. –Be sure and use the information from your documents and mark what document the info is from on your notes. Create topic sentences for each category. Number each piece of evidence 1, 2, or 3 to fit the category (along with document letter if it applies)
Develop a Thesis Statement Use your topics/points of discussion to create a thesis statement. Develop a hook to encompass the main idea of your thesis. –Careful…be sure it is specific to the DBQ time period.
Write Your Introductory Paragraph After you write your introductory paragraph, use it as a “recipe” to focus you for the rest of your essay. Body paragraphs will have all of your detailed evidence…be sure to load them up with tons of information! I hope you don’t have enough time to write a conclusion because you are so busy filling your body paragraphs with specific details!
Eh Viola, You Are Done! After spending 45 minutes, you have written a logical, well-formatted, detailed essay proving a historical point of view!