DBQ

Basic Core Competence

           Points

Expanded Core Excellence

                          point

 1. Has acceptable thesis.                                            1

 

     (Addresses comparison of the

     issues or themes specified)

 

2. Addresses all of the documents                              1

and demonstrates understanding

of all or all but one. 

 

3. Supports thesis with appropriate                            2

evidence from all or all but one

document.

 

     (Supports thesis with appropriate                        (1)

      evidence from all but two

       document)

 

4.  Analyzes point of view in at least                         1

three documents.

 

5. Analyzes documents by grouping                          1

them in three ways,

depending on the question.

 

6. Identifies and explains the need                             1

for one type of appropriate

additional document or source.

 

Expands beyond basic core of 1-7                          0-2

points.  The basic core of 7

must be achieved before a student

can earn expanded core points.                                      

 

Examples:

  • Has a clear, analytical, and comprehensive thesis.

 

  • Shows careful and insightful analysis of the documents

 

  • Uses documents persuasively as evidence

 

  • Analyzes point of view in most or all documents.

 

  • Analyzes the documents in additional ways – groupings, comparisons, syntheses.

 

  • Brings in relevant “outside” historical content.

 

  • Explains why additional types of document(s) or sources are needed. 

Subtotal                                                                   7

Subtotal                                                                 2

 

  Total             9