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The DBQ Project Library

Our DBQs and Mini-Qs are really short units of study. Many districts are using The DBQ Project units across grade levels to assist in teaching reading and writing in social studies. As students progress up the ladder, they encounter progressively more complex tasks and challenges.

Learn about DBQs & Mini-Qs

Sample Units

“I appreciate that this is an inquiry model of instruction that provides opportunities for students to read complex texts, exercise critical thinking, and write to communicate their thinking. The scaffolds in the process with the "buckets" and the "chicken foot" assist both students AND the teacher through the inquiry process. Additionally, our DBQ Project trainer is the best! In the training she paused often to allow for questions about the process.”

– Kathy Wolfley, K-12 Social Studies Coordinator, Vancouver City Schools (retired)