DBQ and The Met Challenge

WELCOME TO THE AP HISTORY DBQ CHALLENGE AND THE MET!

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

AP Students of History in the NY Metro area are very fortunate to be in proximity of one of the greatest museums in the world – The Met.

The museum and its website are a portal to a wide range of primary and secondary sources related to AP World History, AP European History, and AP US History.

In order to enrich students’ knowledge of history through active learning and improve their performance on the AP Exam while giving them a chance to win awesome prizes, we offer the DBQ at The Met Challenge.

DBQ CHALLENGE

Step 1. Go to The Met (bring phone or camera)

Step 2. Design DBQ Question and provide 7 documents (see guidelines below)

Step 3. Write a response (based on the new History Rubric)

Step 4. Submit via Submission Page

{When students attempt to design their own DBQ question based on the College Board rubric, they gain a clearer understanding of what skills and knowledge the question wants a respondent to display when answering it, and as such are then better prepared for the DBQ question, which is 25% of the entire exam.}

PRIZES

First Place: $500

Second Place: $300

Third Place: $200

(Prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges. The panel will consist of a number of AP History teachers from schools in the NY Metro Area)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The DBQ Question and the DBQ Response will be scored separately. The submission will be then awarded a composite score.

DBQ Question

The Document Based Question must be worded in the fashion of the question on a real AP exam. 

Documents

The seven documents must be comprised of 4 documents from the Met Miseum (at least 2 documents must be photographs the student took during a visit to the Met museum, while the other 2 documents can be obtained from the Met museum website), and 3 documents from anywhere else on the web. 

DBQ Response