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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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A Conversation with Dr. Montra Rogers of Houston ISD

We spoke with Dr. Montra Rogers, Director of Social Studies at Houston ISD, at our national conference this July. Dr. Rogers shared with us the benefits and challenges of implementing a writing-intensive curriculum across the district, how she gets buy-in from her teachers, and how The DBQ Project has supported Houston ISD's writing efforts.  

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A Conversation with Jeanie Dailey of Horry County Schools

  We spoke with Jeanie Dailey,  Learning Specialist of Social Studies at Horry County Schools, SC, at our national conference in July. She discussed how DBQ and DBQ Online are changing instruction in Horry County.  

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A Conversation with Regina Wallace of Clayton County Schools

  We spoke with Regina Wallace, K-12 Social Studies Coordinator in Clayton County, GA, at our national conference in July. She discussed how DBQ and DBQ Online are changing instruction in Clayton County Public Schools. Below are several excerpts from her interview.   Q: How has The DBQ Project helped shift instruction to more critical reasoning, thinking, and writing? It's...

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Teaching With DBQs Decreases Teachers’ Political Bias

by Beth Montgomery An article in the October 13, 2012 edition of the Economist Magazine addressed bias in textbooks (Economist.com/print).  It Ain’t Necessarily So raised an interesting reason to teach with primary and secondary documents:  doing so helps diminish the teachers’ bias and point of view in the classroom. It Ain’t Necessarily So explores the nationalistic bias in textbooks from...

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