"AP European History - DOC 1"
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 privileges.” 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___________________ Score_______________ Thesis _____ 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 USE OF DOCUMENTS _____ 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