Stalin’s Supporters: A Documents-Based Question

This resource is a DBQ from a tenth grade world history course. It focuses on an especially intriguing Question Two: What were the people who supported Soviet dictator Josef Stalin thinking? The documents are supported with prompts that guide students through the steps of identifying, contextualizing, summarizing, and analyzing the sources; ultimately students are asked to synthesize their analysis of all the documents in crafting a well-supported answer to Question Two.


I 've started liking history a lot more! I used to have to study for hours and hours for tests, but now that I am actually taught the subjects, rather than just memorizing them, I have been much more successful and enjoy the subject.

Tenth Grade Student