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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: …

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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…

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Testing My Thesis

By Jackie Migliori of The DBQ Project On any given evening during my undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, I would receive an invitation to spend the evening at that campus’s favorite hang-out, the…

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Message from The DBQ Project Co-Founders

Why The DBQ Project? Why Now? As state and national assessments move towards evidence-based responses, teachers need appropriate models of curriculum and instruction now. We believe it is unfair to raise the bar on teachers…

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Teacher Spotlight: Cory Hentzen

We had the pleasure of speaking with Cory Hentzen about her advice teaching DBQ. Cory teaches at Andre Agassi College Prep in Las Vegas, Nevada. Describe your experiences teaching with DBQ. Student engagement is definitely…

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The DBQ and Close Reading

By Mollie Hackett, The DBQ Project In classrooms across the country, a new emphasis is being placed on engaging students in “close reading.”  The goal is to create students who read with a critical eye,…

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Teacher Spotlight: Steven Foster

We had the pleasure of talking to Steven Foster about his experience with DBQ. Steve teaches 7th grade Ancient World History at McAuliffe International School in the Denver Public Schools. Why Does The DBQ Project…