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The DBQ Project is…
historical inquiry and document analysis.

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engaging and rigorous.

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evidence-based, argument writing.

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practical, interactive, and sustained professional development.

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Using Features of DBQ Online to Analyze Documents

Here at The DBQ Project, we love that DBQ Online has taken off in many districts. Many teachers have shared their strategies on using the platform, and their main message to us, and one we totally agree with, is: keep it simple and true to the DBQ method! One way to do that is to look at how our online...

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Why Elementary Teachers Should Teach with DBQs

When we began writing our first DBQs in the late 1990s, the goal was to create units that were accessible to a broad range of high school students. In the early 2000s, with the writing of our US History Mini-Qs, we broadened the reach to include middle school. Our big discovery in the last few years is that appropriately designed...

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DBQ Annual Summit

Congrats to Aiken County Schools: DBQ Online Raises Social Studies Scores by 9.6%!

In 2017-2018, the first year that DBQ Online was implemented, Aiken County's 7th grade SCPASS (South Carolina's Palmetto Assessment of State Standards) scores increased from 57.1% passing to 66.7% passing. That is a 9.6% increase! According to district leadership, the primary instructional shift was the use of The DBQ Project Method and DBQ Online. Pretty cool! At the DBQ Annual Summit...

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DBQ Online wins 2 prestigious learning awards at EdTech in Las Vegas!

 DevLearn Hyperdrive Competition:  Each of the 12 participants have 8 mins to present their learning tool and are graded on a rubric by 4 learning peers who evaluate the challenge, obstacles, benefits, reach and outcomes. The 3 winners, presented a 20min extended version on Day 1 of the event which had about 100 attendees in the room. DBQ Online was one of...

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