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Slide 1: DBQ Box Format Outline H O W T O W R I T E A D B Q E S S A Y Introductory Paragraph : Introductory Paragraph This paragraph is made up of two separate parts: 1. A sentence or two that very generally introduces the topic. This is called the lead in sentence. Sample DBQ Historical Context: The development of early civilizations was greatly affected by geographic factors Task: Using information from the documents and your knowledge of global history and geography, write an essay in which you discuss how peoples of the ancient world shaped and were shaped by the geography of their region. Possible Lead in: Ancient civilizations began to form approximately 5,000 years ago. These civilizations depended on the geography of their surrounding area in order to survive. Thesis Statement(Also known as Controlling Sentence) : Thesis Statement(Also known as Controlling Sentence) This statement serves to frame your entire essay. Within this statement (one or two sentences), you point out the three main ideas you will address within the body of your essay. Example Task: Using information from the documents and your knowledge of global history and geography, write an essay in which you discuss how Possible Thesis Statement: Geographic factors determine the place in which people settle. Additionally, geographic factors determine the manner in which ancient people attain food, as well as the degree to which these people must create barriers to protect against invasion. peoples of the ancient world shaped and were shaped by the geography of their region. Slide 4: Geographic factors determine the place in which people settle. Additionally, geographic factors determine the manner in which ancient people attain food, as well as the degree to which these people must create barriers to protect against invasion. Thesis Statement: Topic Sentence #1 Geographic factors determine the place in which early people choose to create permanent settlements. Take the first main idea from your thesis statement and use it as your first topic sentence. Slide 5: Geographic factors determine the place in which people settle. Additionally, geographic factors determine the manner in which ancient people attain food, as well as the degree to which these people must create barriers to protect against invasion. Thesis Statement: Topic Sentence #2 Geographic factors determine the manner in which ancient people attain food. Take the second main idea from your thesis statement and use it as your second topic sentence. Slide 6: Thesis Statement: Geographic factors determine the place in which people settle. Additionally, geographic factors determine the manner in which ancient people attain food, as well as the degree to which these people must create barriers to protect against invasion. Topic Sentence #3 Geographic factors determine the degree to which people of the ancient world must create barriers to protect against invasion. Take the third main idea from your thesis statement and use it as your third topic sentence. Slide 7: Geographic factors determine the place in which early people choose to create permanent settlements. Document #5 The map in document 5 shows that the people of Mesopotamia settled in between two rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates. Slide 8: Geographic factors determine the place in which early people choose to create permanent settlements. The map in document 5 shows that the people of Mesopotamia settled in between two rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates. What information do you know about this topic that does not appear in the documents? The major civilizations of the ancient world formed in river valleys. Rivers provide civilizations with the necessities for survival. Slide 9: Geographic factors determine the manner in which ancient people attain food. Document #1 People in the old stone age fished and hunted for their food. People in the new stone age farmed to fulfill their need for food. Slide 10: Document #6 “Praise to thee, O Nile, that issues from the earth and comes to nourish Egypt…That waters the meadows, that nourishes all cattle, that gives drinks to desert places…Lord of fish, that makes the water fowl go upstream…That makes barley and creates wheat, so that he may cause temples to keep festivities…He that makes trees according to every wish.” -Excerpt from the “Hymn of the Nile” Geographic factors determine the manner in which ancient people attain food. People in the old stone age fished and hunted for their food. People in the new stone age farmed to fulfill their need for food. Ancient Egyptians used the Nile River to help them farm. The Ancient Egyptians also fished in the Nile River for an extra food source. Slide 11: Geographic factors determine the manner in which ancient people attain food. People in the old stone age fished and hunted for their food. People in the new stone age farmed to fulfill their need for food. Ancient Egyptians used the Nile River to help them farm. The Ancient Egyptians also fished in the Nile River for an extra food source. What information do you know about this topic that does not appear in the documents? Climate determines the types of animals that are present in a specified area. Some areas of the world are better suited for farming. Slide 12: Geographic factors determine the degree to which people of the ancient world must create barriers to protect against invasion. Document #2 The Gobi desert, the Himalaya mountains, the Tien Shan mountains and the Pacific Ocean are natural boundaries that protect China from invasion. Slide 13: Geographic factors determine the degree to which people of the ancient world must create barriers to protect against invasion. The Gobi desert, the Himalaya mountains, the Tien Shan mountains and the Pacific Ocean are natural boundaries that protect China from invasion. Document #3 “Gilgamesh…built a wall around his city to make it safe against attack. Its pinnacles shone like brass. Its outer surface was armored with stone cladding [facing], every brick had been hardened in the fire. The people of Uruk groaned beneath the burden of the building of the wall, for Gilgamesh drove them on without pity. …The drums that summoned the people to work were sounded without pause, so that the son had no time to spend with his father, nor the lover with his lady.” -The Gilgamesh Epic Gilgamesh needed to create a wall in order to protect the city of Uruk against invasion. Slide 14: Geographic factors determine the degree to which people of the ancient world must create barriers to protect against invasion. The Gobi desert, the Himalaya mountains, the Tien Shan mountains and the Pacific Ocean are natural boundaries that protect China from invasion. Gilgamesh needed to create a wall in order to protect the city of Uruk against invasion. What information do you know about this topic that does not appear in the documents? The ancient Chinese have limited contact with other civilizations as a result of the natural barriers around them. The city of Uruk is located in Mesopotamia. This area of the world lacks natural barriers. Slide 15: Geographic factors determine the place in which people settle. Additionally, geographic factors determine the manner in which ancient people attain food, as well as the degree to which these people must create barriers to protect against invasion. Geographic factors determine the place in which early people choose to create permanent settlements. The map in document 5 shows that the people of Mesopotamia settled in between two rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates. The major civilizations of the ancient world formed in river valleys. Rivers provide civilizations with the necessities for survival. Geographic factors determine the manner in which ancient people attain food. People in the old stone age fished and hunted for their food. People in the new stone age farmed to fulfill their need for food. Ancient Egyptians used the Nile River to help them farm. The Ancient Egyptians also fished in the Nile River for an extra food source. Climate determines the types of animals that are present in a specified area. Some areas of the world are better suited for farming. Geographic factors determine the degree to which people of the ancient world must create barriers to protect against invasion. The Gobi desert, the Himalaya mountains, the Tien Shan mountains and the Pacific Ocean are natural boundaries that protect China from invasion. Gilgamesh needed to create a wall in order to protect the city of Uruk against invasion. The ancient Chinese have limited contact with other civilizations as a result of the natural barriers around them. The city of Uruk is located in Mesopotamia. This area of the world lacks natural barriers. Geographic factors determine the place in which people settle. Additionally, geographic factors determine the manner in which ancient people attain food, as well as the degree to which these people must create barriers to protect against invasion. Slide 16: Introductory Paragraph Ancient civilizations began to form approximately 5,000 years ago. These civilizations depended on the geography of their surrounding area in order to survive. Geographic factors determine the place in which people settle. Additionally, geographic factors determine the manner in which ancient people attain food, as well as the degree to which these people must create barriers to protect against invasion. Lead in Sentence Thesis Body Paragraph #1 : Body Paragraph #1 Geographic factors determine the place in which early people choose to create permanent settlements. The map of the ancient Middle East shows that the people of Mesopotamia settled in between two rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates. (Doc. 5) The major civilizations of the ancient world formed in river valleys. Rivers provide civilizations with the necessities for survival. Topic Sentence Document Information Outside Information Body Paragraph #2 : Body Paragraph #2 Geographic factors determine the manner in which ancient people attain food. People in the old stone age fished and hunted for their food. People in the new stone age farmed to fulfill their need for food. (Doc. 1) Climate determines the types of animals that are present in a specified area. Ancient Egyptians used the Nile River to help them farm. The Ancient Egyptians also fished in the Nile River for an extra food source. (Doc. 6) Some areas of the world, such as Egypt, are better suited for farming than others. Topic Sentence Document Information Outside Information More Document Information More Outside Information Body Paragraph #3 : Body Paragraph #3 Geographic factors determine the degree to which people of the ancient world must create barriers to protect against invasion. The Gobi desert, the Himalaya mountains, the Tien Shan mountains and the Pacific Ocean are natural boundaries that protect China from invasion. (Doc. 2) The ancient Chinese have limited contact with other civilizations as a result of the natural barriers around them. The city of Uruk, located in Mesopotamia, is in an area of the world that lacks natural barriers. Gilgamesh needed to create a wall in order to protect the city of Uruk against invasion. (Doc. 3) Topic Sentence Document Information Outside Information More Document Information Conclusion : Conclusion Geographic factors determine the method that people use to obtain food. Once people begin to form permanent settlements, geography determines where these settlements will be located as well as the extent to which people must create barriers to protect against invasion. These ancient civilizations depended on the geographical resources in the surrounding areas to survive. As a result, many aspects of life in those civilizations were shaped by geographic factors. Restated Thesis General Conclusion Statement

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