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Leveraging Literacy in Social Studies and Language Arts: Evidence-Based Writing With The DBQ Project

Bowling Green State University
February 23, 2019

Engage all types of students in standards-based, compelling questions that leverage literacy across language arts and social studies. DBQs are not just for AP students anymore! This workshop provides step-by-step instruction and intensive modeling for practicing teachers on how to build document-based questions — an essential skill for promoting strong civic engagement and enacting state and national standards.

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Using DBQs to Engage Students in Authentic Historical Inquiry – NCHE Conference

Washington, D.C.
March 14, 2019

The DBQ Project was created to help teachers help students at ALL grade levels read with understanding, think straight, and write clearly. Our engaging questions and use of primary and secondary sources give students the opportunity to investigate history from a variety of perspectives, and supports discussion and debate as students clarify their own ideas and write evidence-based arguments. Highlighting a unit from both our American and World history materials, participants will gain a solid overview of The DBQ Project materials and understand how our resources and pedagogy aligns with the current shifts in history education. The DBQ Online platform will also be used to show how technology can support deep historical thinking.

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Content, Inquiry, Literacy, and Citizenship, Grades 3-5

Los Angeles, CA
May 22, 2019

The newly adopted California History-Social Science Framework calls attention to the importance of developing content knowledge, inquiry-driven approaches to learning, building literacy skills and preparing all students for engaged citizenship in the 21st century.

This two-day training will provide history-social studies teachers, grades 3-5 with instructional strategies, sample lessons, and practices to utilize the document based question approach to inspire great teaching and learning while meeting the goals of the new Framework.  DBQ Project presenter will provide practical, hands-on experience with materials and introduce participants to the DBQ materials specifically designed for elementary students.

The purchase of DBQ binders is encouraged but not required.  Participants will receive sample lessons to use and adapt for classroom use.

Meets LCAP Goals 1, 2, 4, 5

 

This is a two-day event. Day Two is on May 23, 2019.

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Content, Inquiry, Literacy, and Citizenship – Closing the Gap for History, Civics, Geography, and Economics for Grades 6-12

Los Angeles, CA
May 22, 2019

The newly adopted California History-Social Science Framework calls attention to the importance of developing content knowledge, inquiry-driven approaches to learning, building literacy skills and preparing all students for engaged citizenship in the 21st century.

This two-day training will provide history-social studies teachers, grades 6-12 with instructional strategies, sample lessons, and practices to utilize the document based question approach to inspire great teaching and learning while meeting the goals of the new Framework.  DBQ Project Co-Founder Chip Brady will provide practical, hands-on experience with materials and introduce participants to the DBQ materials specifically designed for history, civics, geography, and the newly released economics DBQ binder.

The purchase of DBQ binders is encouraged but not required.  Participants will receive sample lessons to use and adapt for classroom use.

Meets LCAP Goals 1, 2, 4, 5

This is a two day event. Day two is on May 23, 2019.

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Content, Inquiry, Literacy, and Citizenship, Grades 3-5 – Day Two

Los Angeles, CA
May 23, 2019

The newly adopted California History-Social Science Framework calls attention to the importance of developing content knowledge, inquiry-driven approaches to learning, building literacy skills and preparing all students for engaged citizenship in the 21st century.

This two-day training will provide history-social studies teachers, grades 3-5 with instructional strategies, sample lessons, and practices to utilize the document based question approach to inspire great teaching and learning while meeting the goals of the new Framework.  DBQ Project presenter will provide practical, hands-on experience with materials and introduce participants to the DBQ materials specifically designed for elementary students.

The purchase of DBQ binders is encouraged but not required.  Participants will receive sample lessons to use and adapt for classroom use.

Meets LCAP Goals 1, 2, 4, 5

This is a two-day event. Day one was on May 22, 2019.

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Content, Inquiry, Literacy, and Citizenship – Closing the Gap for History, Civics, Geography, and Economics for Grades 6-12 – Day Two

Los Angeles, CA
May 23, 2019

The newly adopted California History-Social Science Framework calls attention to the importance of developing content knowledge, inquiry-driven approaches to learning, building literacy skills and preparing all students for engaged citizenship in the 21st century.

This two-day training will provide history-social studies teachers, grades 6-12 with instructional strategies, sample lessons, and practices to utilize the document based question approach to inspire great teaching and learning while meeting the goals of the new Framework.  DBQ Project Co-Founder Chip Brady will provide practical, hands-on experience with materials and introduce participants to the DBQ materials specifically designed for history, civics, geography, and the newly released economics DBQ binder.

The purchase of DBQ binders is encouraged but not required.  Participants will receive sample lessons to use and adapt for classroom use.

Meets LCAP Goals 1, 2, 4, 5

This is a two day event. Day one was on May 22, 2019.

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Teaching with Document Based Questions

Casa Grande Innovation Academy
June 13, 2019

This DBQ Project Introductory Workshop is the fourth day of the Summer Road Trip, the Casa Grande Professional Development Seminar. Participants can sign up for one day or for all four days!

Are you looking for ways to teach the newly adopted Social Studies Standards and Disciplinary Skills and Practices?  Teaching with document-based questions can help!  Join Beth Montgomery from the DBQ Project to learn how to chunk the process of doing a DBQ with students in grades 3-12.  Learn how to help students read and extract relevant evidence and then use it to build arguments to support their claims verbally and in writing.  This interactive workshop will be taught using DBQ Online so bring a device!.  You do not need to purchase materials to get a lot out of this day, but our lessons in history and social science make your life easier!
Beth Montgomery has trained and consulted with hundreds of districts throughout the country about how to effectively integrate literacy and inquiry skills into social studies and literature classes. She is an experienced practitioner, having taught for 24 years in grades 4-12 in New York, France, and Colorado. She fell in love with the DBQ Project about twenty years ago and has been spreading the love since stopping teaching in 2011.
Questions?
email Patty Messer  pmesser@giaowlsmail.com
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