July 23, 2011

"This lesson, including a student survey, a reading using original documents, and suggestions for discussion, invites students to consider what it means to be a patriot in the United States. - DBQ. Original documents, questions, and a Document-Based Question, plus suggestions for follow up."

July 23, 2011

Rumors are circulating that the military draft may be reinstituted, creating anxiety for young people. This classroom activity stimulates classroom debate and helps students practice for social studies Regents exams. The activity includes a brief history of the draft followed by a "document-based...

July 23, 2011

Help your students prepare for the NY Regents Exam with these document-based question exercises modeled closely on the format used in the exam.

July 29, 2009

A document-based question exercise has students examine differing views on what motivates terrorism by Islamic fundamentalists.

June 17, 2009

An introduction and two student readings discuss the president's view of the Afghanistan/Pakistan connection and what he thinks must be done in both countries. A companion Document-Based Question (DBQ) exercise asks students to consider and write about competing views of the president's strategy.

March 4, 2009

In this Document-Based Question exercise, students consider and write an essay about competing views on defense spending.