D.B.Q Writing
This year students will be completing three D.B.Q (document based question) essays. These will challenge students to make a claim based on a particular question and use primary source documents to gather evidence to support their claim.


D.B.Q Topics this year (we will select 4)

Hammurabi’s Code: Was It Just? 

Education in Sparta: Did the Strengths Outweigh the Weaknesses? 

How Great Was Alexander the Great? 

Asoka: Ruthless Conqueror or Enlightened Ruler?

Why Did Christianity Take Hold in the Ancient World? 

What Were the Primary Reasons for the Fall of Rome? 

The Maya: What Was Their Most Remarkable Accomplishment? 

April 27, 1521: Was Magellan Worth Defending?

How Did the Renaissance Change Man’s View of Man? 

The Aztecs: Should Historians Emphasize Agriculture or Human Sacrifice?