Rubrics

APUSH DBQ Rubric            DBQ Author: _____________________________ Pd. ___

    DBQ Subject: _____________________________________

______ Has a clear, analytical and comprehensive thesis that directly addresses the question.

______ Analyzes at least a majority of the documents (______ of ______)

1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8    (circle those used)

______ Brings in relevant “outside” historical information.

 

______ Contextualization: Connects historical phenomena to broader events and processes

 

______ You must include one of the following for a majority of the documents.

 

    Historical Context (Background of what is going on at the time)                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

    Intended audience of document                                                            1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

    Author’s purpose (Why did they create it?)                                              1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

    Author’s point of view (Are they supporting or criticizing something?)                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

______ Historical context, audience, author’s purpose or point of view is included for ALL or ALL BUT ONE of the documents.

______ Synthesis: Extend or modify thesis, account for contradictory evidence, connect topic to another time period                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                      TOTAL __________/7