Lesson Plan

Document Based Question: Conditions at Andersonville

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NPS/Andersonville National Historic Site

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Grade Level:
Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
Subject:
Civil War, History, Military and Wartime History
Duration:
90 minutes
Group Size:
Up to 24
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
This activity aligns to the common core standards for ELA/social studies.

Overview

This activity is modeled after the College Board’s Advanced Placement United States History Course Document Based Question (DBQ). Its purpose is to have students work with primary sources related to Andersonville Prison and to evaluate and find meaning from these sources. Students are asked to write an essay that answers the question while utilizing the provided documents as sources.

Background

This activity is modeled after the College Board's Advanced Placement United States History Course Document Based Question (DBQ). Its purpose is to have students work with primary sources related to Andersonville Prison and to evaluate and find meaning from these sources. Students are asked to write an essay that answers the question while utilizing the provided documents as sources. It is designed for use in high school Advanced Placement Courses, but could certainly be used in other courses.

This DBQ is neither sponsored nor reviewed by the College Board and was created by park staff at Andersonville National Historic Site. For more information on the College Board's Advanced Placement United States History program visit http://bit.ly/bGyz8