The French and Indian War

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Sharpen those pencils and get to writing with a series of document-based questions about the French and Indian War. High schoolers focus on maps, letters, and other primary documents from the 18th century before answering writing prompts about what they have analyzed.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Divide the class into groups, and assign one document to each group to analyze; have them present their conclusion and discuss with the rest of the class
  • Use as practice assessments for an upcoming AP US History test
  • Send home a few of the documents and questions for homework over a weekend or an extended break
Classroom Considerations
  • Includes a rubric, but you'll need to make sure it aligns with the grading rubric in your class or AP grading system
  • Covers a variety of documents relating to the French and Indian War
  • Each prompt encourages critical thinking and in-depth writing
  • Includes a list of sources for each document
  • Each question provides background information to help with historical context
  • None
Common Core