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The DBQ Project is…
historical inquiry and document analysis.

The DBQ Project is…
engaging and rigorous.

The DBQ Project is…
evidence-based, argument writing.

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practical, interactive, and sustained professional development.

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Even in High School, They Grow with DBQ

By Tom O’Hara, teacher, West High School, Tracy USD I teach US History to 11th graders, and I’ve been teaching for 28 years in a school which has a large percentage of students who live in poverty. They generally don’t read, and most have difficulty writing at grade level. My classes have always been focused on developing writing skills using historical...

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More DBQs Have Improved Our Scores

Social Studies and World Languages Support Specialist Higley Unified School District, Arizona In Higley Unified School Distirct, we administer a pretest in the first week of school for (9-12). It is a reading test, but I think using the DBQ documents and analysis strategies have really improved our kids ability to digest informational text which has become much more of...

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Getting the Argument in Writing

Monet Webster, 6th grade teacher, Belleville, IL   Yesterday I came back to my class and implemented the Guided Essay on the Free Blacks in the North DBQ. It went PHENOMENALLY!!! The students were so relieved to have a guide, and we had a very good discussion about argument vs evidence and the difference between them. I immediately did a...

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Building Sustainability: A “Mentor” Coaching Model

By Don Azevada Elk Grove Unified School District History Program Specialist and TAH Project Director The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD), the largest school district in Northern California, has formally been associated with The DBQ Project since 2009. A partnership through the Teaching American History (TAH) grant afforded twenty-five teachers per year to engage in high quality professional development,...

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