Focus: How do we outline and compose a superior D.B.Q. essay response? 1. Read the “Historical Context” and “Task”. 2. Create a blueprint for your essay based on the “Task”. 3. Read and answer the Part A Questions and categorize the documents into the corresponding places on your blueprint– Skip documents 4, 5 and7. We will discuss the Muslim Golden Age and European Golden Age at a later date. Therefore, choose (2) societies from the remaining documents—i.e. Gupta India, Athenian Greece, Roman Empire or Han China. Analyze and Provide Outside Information After you read and prepare your blueprint, consider the following: 1. How are the achievements of the societies similar and/or different? 2. What other information NOT included in the documents could you add as ADDITIONAL background information which might provide context or depth? Consider Dates Take note of the dates on the documents because: a. It could help you put the information into historical context (i.e. What is going on in that society at that time?) b. It could help you make “cause” and “effect” connections and/or could help you evalulate change and/or continuity. Consider Authors/Sources 1. Is it possible that there is BIAS to the message in the documents BECAUSE of who they are or what they stand for? 2. If it is a passage by a famous person, what else do you know about the person? Formulate your Thesis 1. Does it address the time, place and specific topics and all parts of the task to be addressed in the essay? Hint: The specific topics could become the topic sentences to the paragraphs of your essay. Compose your essay 1. Your essay should relate back to ALL of the ideas mentioned in your thesis statement and each body paragraph should fully these ideas. 2. Be sure that you use ALL of the relevant documents for your topics!! How to cite a document in Part B Ancient Greece had many achievements during its Golden Age, but perhaps it’s most brilliant legacy is the concept of democracy. Due to the relatively small size of Athenian society, all members were able to directly participate in the political process. According to Pericles, there are no social distinctions between citizens and they may all serve their country (1). DO NOT RECOPY LARGE PORTIONS OF THE DOCUMENTS!! RUBRIC Your Name:_____ Period:__ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. __(0-5)Did you prepare and complete your blue print? __(10) Is your Thesis thorough and analytical? (Does it mention the time, places and specific topics to be addressed? Does it address ALL aspects of the Task?) (0-25) Does the essay include analysis? i.e. mention of similarities and differences, relevancy of authors, dates, etc.. ___(0-25) Does the essay include relevant outside information and go beyond a mere restatement of the information of the documents? ___(0-30)Does the essay utilize all relevant documents to your topic in a skillful and appropriate manner AND address all aspects of the task? __(0-5)Does the essay have a conclusion?