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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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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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DBQ Shout Out – Jake Wager, Des Moines PS

Why Jake loves DBQ... I have been using The DBQ Project in my middle school classroom for over six years. My students at McCombs are incredible, and each year I get better at teaching DBQ. Each year my students perform at higher and higher levels. What I love about The DBQ Project is my students are actually doing social studies...

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A Teacher’s Thoughts on Using DBQ Online

Thinking about switching from print to DBQ Online? Listen to Brian Stottlemyer, a teacher from Washington County, MD speak about his experience transitioning last year.

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