About The DBQ Project
The DBQ Project was founded in 2000 to support teachers and students in learning to read smart, think straight, and write more clearly. As teachers, we believe all students can develop high-level critical thinking skills if they have consistent instruction and a chance to practice. We also believe that when we provide teachers with materials that blend educational best practices and content-specific questions, we promote and support transformational change in our schools.
Our professional development workshops and materials have transformed the way school districts across the U.S. comply with state and national standards in language arts and social studies classrooms. Hear supervisors, teachers and students talk about the results they have seen by using our DBQs and LBQs.
Supervisors like The DBQ Project because our lessons increase student engagement and address both content and literacy standards. The DBQ Project supports teachers.
Teachers like The DBQ Project because our lessons help differentiate instruction and have support materials for both teachers and students. We help teachers support their students.
Students Like The DBQ Project because our questions are interesting and challenging. When they complete a DBQ, they have a sense of accomplishment that comes from doing authentic and demanding work.
“The Mini-Qs for World History are perfect for developing CCSS primary source reading skills and I really appreciate how well they fit into my curriculum as seminar discussions as well as essays. My students became very comfortable with primary documents after using the mini-q structure over the course of a semester and I was able to give them larger readings that they may not have had the ability to do previously.”
– Alicia Hale, Seattle Public Schools