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					AP WORLD HISTORY                                     Name___________________
Do-It- Yourself DBQ Project                                     Period ______

Students will research and then create their own document-based question (DBQ) in AP
World History. The DBQ should follow the format used on the Advanced Placement
Examination, and students should observe the following guideline:

1. The question should be phrased using one of the following key terms or phrases:
     -Defend or refute
     -Analyze
     -Evaluate
     -To what extent and in what ways
     -Assess the validity
     -Contrast and compare
     -Explain
     -Discuss
     -Describe
See Baron’s, pp. 17-23 or Princeton, pp. 35-47.
2. The DBQ must contain a minimum of 9 and a maximum of 15 primary source
documents. These documents should consist of journals, letters, diaries, newspaper
articles, poems, photographs, paintings, speeches, maps, laws or proclamations,
quotations, and political cartoons. At least one of each of the following must be included:
     -quotation
     -map
     -painting or photograph
     -letter, diary, or journal
     -Law or Proclamation
4. The DBQ should be typed and checked for spelling and grammar.
5. Each document must be identified by the author, title, and date of the work.
6. The DBQ must include a bibliography, listing the source for each document. This
should follow the APA Writing Guide.
7. Essay Response: Students should turn in an essay answering the DBQ. This will be
evaluated according to the 9 point AP scale!
8. Grading: This is a Quarter Project and worth 100points. See Rubric!!!

DUE DATE:___12/6/10___________
               Do It Yourself DBQ Grading Rubric                ______________________

The Question                  Uses one of the required key       10 points possible
                              terms. Deals with a
                              significant topic or event
                              from 1500 to 1914ce                Your score _______

Historical                    Paragraph provides significant     10 points possible
Background                    and necessary information.
                                                                 Your score _______

Documents                     Includes at least 9 and no         40 points possible
                              more than 15 documents,
                              Includes at least one of each of
                              the following: quotation, map,
                              painting, photograph, letter,
                              diary, journal, law,
                              proclamation.                      Your score _______

Spelling and grammar          The DBQ should be free of          10 points possible
                              spelling and grammar errors.
                                                                 Your score _______

Citation                      Each document must be              10 points possible
                              identified by author, title, and
                              date.                              Your score _______

Bibliography                  The DBQ must include               10 points possible
                              bibliography, listing the
                              source for the document. This
                              should follow the APA style.       Your score _______

Essay                         9 points possible                  Your score_______

Total Points Possible         100 Points                         Your Total Score

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