DBQ Scoring Rubric by EUFYh7Nt



DBQ Scoring and Grading
                DBQ Scoring Rubric
Core Scoring (one point each)

1. Thesis directly addresses all parts of the question (does not just
   restate the question)
2. Discusses the majority of the documents individually and
3. Demonstrates the basic meaning of the majority of the
   documents (may misinterpret no more than one)
4. Supports the thesis with appropriate interpretations of a majority
   of the documents
5. Analyzes Point of View in at least four documents
6. Analyzes documents by organizing them into at least three

Core total – 6 points
               DBQ Scoring Rubric
    If all six core points are earned then student is eligible for
    expanded core points (3).

Expanded Core points are given for:

• Has a clear comprehensive thesis
• Uses all or almost all of documents
• Uses documents persuasively as evidence
• Shows careful and insightful analysis of documents
• Analyzes points of view in more than four documents
• Analyzes documents in additional ways; additional groupings or
• Brings in relevant outside information
        1-2-3-4 Rule of DBQ’s
1) One clear, analytical, and comprehensive
   thesis that directly addresses all parts of the
   question (does not just restate the question)
2) Minimum of two documents in a group
3) Minimum of three appropriate groupings
4) Minimum of four points of view
• Documents may be grouped by:

  – Year/date, author, national origin, document type, religion,
    political parties, ideologies, gender, purpose, social class, etc.

  – The DBQ question may give you a clue as to a possible way to
    group your documents.
     • “Using the following documents, identify and analyze at least three
       major reasons for the persecution of individuals as witches in Europe
       from the late fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries.”
     • “Identify the major features that distinguish Flemings from Walloons in
       Belgium in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. What political,
       economic, and social tensions developed between the two groups?”
     • “Analyze various views regarding Western European unity from 1946 to

  – Documents may be grouped by Point of View
                 Point of View
POV is the reason why the author might hold his or her
 opinion. It is NOT the opinion itself. What might
 influence opinion?

Person: Gender, social class, nationality, religion,
  ethnicity, age, education level, political party,

Type of document: journal, diary, memoir, history
  book, cabinet meeting notes, campaign speech,
  parliamentary speech, newspaper article, newspaper
  editorial, cartoon, graph/chart/table, map
Person’s opinion + Something about the person or document that
 indicates why he or she might have that opinion = POV

Look for clues for something about the person in the “Source”

POV does not invalidate an opinion, nor does it mean the
 document is untrue. It simply is an indication of a possible
 motivate for why this particular document might express this
 particular idea.

The POV has to be reasonable.

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