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Scientific Revolution DBQ Revised AP

Document-Based Question
Suggested reading period: 15 minutes
Suggested writing time: 40 minutes
Directions: This question is based on the accompanying documents. The documents have
been edited for the purpose of this exercise.
In your response you should do the following:
● State a relevant thesis that directly addresses all parts of the question.
● Support the thesis or a relevant argument with evidence from all, or all but one, of the
● Incorporate analysis of all, or all but one, of the documents into your argument.
● Focus your analysis of each document on at least one of the following: intended
audience, purpose, historical context, and/or point of view.
● Support your argument with analysis of historical examples outside the documents.
● Connect historical phenomena relevant to your argument to broader events or
● Synthesize the elements above into a persuasive essay that extends your argument,
connects it to a different historical context, or accounts for contradictory evidence on
the topic.
Question: Analyze how political, religious, and social factors affected the work of scientists in the sixteenth
and seventeenth centuries.
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Scientific Revolution DBQ Graphic Organizer
Read the question carefully. Write it down below and circle key components. Pay attention to
what is being asked. Are there dates involved? Is change over a time a possible factor? What
are the parts of the question that must be addressed?
Contextualization/Background Info:
Body Paragraphs: (try to group your documents into 2-3 big ideas if possible!)
Topic Sent #1 - political
Topic Sent #2- religious
Topic Sent #3 – social
Document #s:
Thesis Statement:
Write down at least FOUR examples of HAP-P analysis for documents. Remember you have to
state why a particular document or person represents that POV! This goes beyond just stating
view, but explain/expand why it is significant! (see helpful sentence frames worksheet)
a. Different historical period, situation, era, geographical era
b. Course theme/approach to history not the focus
c. A different discipline/field of inquiry
Outside Information – what other information do you know about a topic? Must be more than a
phrase and different from what you explained in “contextualization”!