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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

“They work! I've used both the regular DBQ's and the Mini-Q's in both World History (regular and honors 9th grade) and AP US History. They fit in well with my APUSH curriculum, but the real test came last year with my 9th grade World History class: the DBQ's were the only way I could engage my class in writing. They felt empowered, they had fun, and they learned how to write using evidence and analysis.”

– Pam Hering, Teacher, Ballard High School, Seattle Public Schools