AP European History - DOC 1 by UXEL696


									AP European History
DBQ Project

Choose a question; research it and find 10-15 documents that are relevant to the various
aspects of that question and either
     write an essay using those documents OR
     write analytical statements on each document AND create a 1-9 rubric for the DBQ.

 You may work with a partner (in directed study or regular class) but if the essay option is
chosen, it each student must write their own.

   1. “The essential cause of the French Revolution was the collision between a
      powerful, rising bourgeoisie and an entrenched aristocracy defending its

         Assess the validity of this statement as an explanation of the events leading
         up to the French Revolution of 1789.

   2. How and to what extent did Enlightenment ideas about religion and society
      shape the policies of the French Revolution in the period 1789 to 1799?

   3. Analyze the ways in which the events of the French Revolutionary and
      Napoleonic period (1789–1815) led people to challenge Enlightenment views
      of society, politics, and human nature (2008).

100 POINTS due on or before final exam day.

AP European History
2005 DBQ Rubric/Checklist                                    Name___________________



_____ Clear, sophisticated and analytical

_____ Less sophisticated and/or analytical

_____ Clear thesis responds to the question

_____ Thesis lacks clarity

_____ Thesis merely restates the question

_____ Weak, confused thesis or no thesis

Addresses the question

_____ Comprehensive coverage of all the factors
_____ Slight imbalance in treatment of the factors

_____ Some development of all three factors

_____ Significant imbalance in treatment of the factors (one much weaker)

_____ Little development of all three or only addresses two factors

_____ Little or no explicit attention to the terms of the question


_____ Uses all or nearly all documents

_____ Uses a majority of the documents

_____ Uses some of the documents

_____ Uses few documents

Effective Use of documents

_____ Uses documents persuasively as evidence

_____ Analyzes bias/tone/intent and/or POV consistently (insight)

_____ Groups documents appropriately

_____ Grouping of documents reflects sophistication/COT

_____ Little POV beyond attribution

_____ Some errors

_____ Numerous errors

Outside Information

_____ Relevant and insightful use of outside information

_____ Uses some outside information to develop points
_____ Lacks relevant outside information

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