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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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Using DBQ Online to Make Thinking Visible

The DBQ Online platform includes a feature that allows teachers to view and provide feedback on student work. Teachers can write comments for students on a sticky note like this! How does it really work?…

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The DBQ Project at NCSS 2018!

The DBQ Project recently attended the 98th NCSS Annual Conference. Held in Chicago, more than 4,200 attendees and 190 exhibitors were there from across the country. We enjoy attending NCSS each year and were grateful for…

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Why Elementary Teachers Should Teach with DBQs

When we began writing our first DBQs in the late 1990s, the goal was to create units that were accessible to a broad range of high school students. In the early 2000s, with the writing…

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DBQ Project Shout Out

Listen to Shaquila talk about her experiences teaching DBQs! Then, check out our blog to learn more about what is happening across the country with DBQs.  

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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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Investing in The DBQ Project Makes Sense

By Mark Quinlivan, Social Studies Coordinator Laramie County School District #1,  Cheyenne, WY   Testing and accountability have put a tremendous amount of pressure on the teachers in our district. Our state test does not…

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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…