Students learn how to write an essay in response to a document-based question. It's a unit for 7th graders, but the intent is to prepare them for (and get them thinking about) AP History tests and college. Lessons include: Preparation Topic Sentences "To What Extent" Questions Resources include practice questions an a quiz. This resource is part of the Social Studies 7 course.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > World History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


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Social Studies 7
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-12-14.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is one unit in the collection of Seventh Grade Social Studies curriculum. The lessons are intended to help students review material from the entire course in order to prepare for writing document based questions. Activities help students work on topic sentences and on how to approach "to what extent" questions. The lessons are geared towards a specific classroom at the middle school level, however, with some modifications much of the curriculum can be easily adapted to any Social Studies classroom at the middle or high school level that is covering World History.

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