World Studies—Ancient Rome dbq

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World Studies—Ancient Rome DBQ
Directions: Answer the following guiding question in a well-developed essay. YOU MAY ONLY USE THE SPACED PROVIDED. Just a friendly reminder, you may use PENCIL or PEN with BLUE or BLACK ink only.
Guiding Question

To what extent was Roman culture like our own today in the United States?

Directions: The following question is based on the documents provided.  As you analyze the documents, take into account both the source of the document and the author’s point of view.

Be sure to:

  1. Carefully read the document-based question. Consider what you already know about this topic. How would you answer the question if you had no documents to examine?

  2. Now, WITH A PARTNER, read each document carefully, underlining key phrases and words that address the document-based question. You may also wish to use the margin to make brief notes. Answer the questions that follow each document by jotting down a few words or phrases to help you frame your essay.

  3. ON YOUR OWN, write a well-organized (2-paragraph) essay in which you should explain (1 or 2) two ways in which Roman culture is like our own . The essay should be logically presented and should include information both from the documents and from your own outside knowledge of the topic.

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