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The DBQ Project

World History Mini-Qs

(Volume One)

Hammurabi's Code

 

Egypt & the Nile


Athens & Rome Citizenship

 

Education in Sparta

 

Great Wall

 

Alexander the Great

 

Asoka

 

Early Christianity

 

Silk Roads

 

"Fall" of Rome

 

Maya

DBQ Project
Materials

DBQ Project Workshops

 

Workshop Overview  

Testimonials

 

March 2011 

INTRODUCING...

World History Mini-Qs (Vol. 1)! 

 

Mini-Qs in World History (Volume 1) includes 11 high-interest units of study. Just like the U.S Mini-Qs , these new units are short, 4-5 document exercises, with scaffolding supports built in to each page.

World Mini 

Mini-Qs in World History Volumes 2 and 3 will be available late Spring 2011.  More on this later!

   

 

 

Please visit our website -  www.dbqproject.com - to learn more about Mini-Qs in World History Or contact us by phone at 847-475-4007.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE   

 

The DBQ Project works with districts and TAH Grants helping to improve critical thinking and evidence-based writing in History/Social Studies classrooms.  The Project democratizes the document based question approach traditionally used in the AP courses. Our materials are used grades 4-12 with students of all ability levels.

 

Our workshop calendar is now open for this summer 2011 and next school year. Please contact us soon if there is interest in bringing us in. We are a small group and our calendar does fill up. See what others are saying about our workshops below!

 
Please visit our website -  www.dbqproject.com -to read a description of our workshops . Or call Chip Brady 847-475-4007 to schedule a workshop.  

Do you DBQ?  These folks do!  

Read some comments from people who've attended our workshops in the last few months.

 

"The DBQ Project is the best resource we have used in our two TAH grants.  The presentations inspire teachers to step outside of their comfort zone and encourage students to tackle the daunting task of historical inquiry and writing.  Their binders are unparalleled in their adaptability to classrooms of all levels.  There is no greater resource than The DBQ Project to expand your teachers' content knowledge, pedagogical skills, and historical thinking methods."

- Katie Hoerner, TAH Project Director, St. Clair County, IL

 

"The teachers have been emailing me like crazy that they haven't had such a great PD session in a long time! We have been working on embedding inquiry into SS for ages!  Having teachers experience the DBQ was extremely powerful!  Thank you so very much for the meaningful, thoughtful, and fun professional development session!!  You certainly fired up our teachers!!"

- Robin Abbott, Language Arts and Humanities Coordinator, Battle Creek, MI

 

"The DBQ Project offers one of the best professional development workshops I have ever experienced.  The material is timely, the instruction first-rate, and the presenters knowledgeable and professional.  If you want to improve critical reading and writing in your district, this workshop is a must."

- Dr. Matt Harris, CSU-Pueblo , Instructional Director, TAH grants

 

"The DBQ Project presenters have provided a needed pathway for elementary teachers to teach social studies content in the high stakes testing environment in our schools. Using the tools and strategies they have provided, our teachers have had great success helping students write more and write better essays than they have before. We look forward to working with them as we implement the mandate to start using Language Arts standards from the Common Core State Standards Initiative in our district."

- Jon Hyatt, American History Specialist, Davis School District, Farmington, UT

 

"The DBQ Project provides teachers with the ability to engage students in a high level critical-thinking approach and writing structure that effectively teaches history content, and more importantly, gets students to learn history. I would highly recommend the structure of the DBQ Project which has enabled our teachers to effectively use a scaffolded, document-analysis approach, to teach all students (EL, college prep, and AP) about content in history. Thanks to the DBQ Project, "bucketing" is now a common term in history departments, as the DBQ has been implemented across the district."

- Donald Azevada, Jr., TAH Project Coordinator, Elk Grove USD, CA

 

"You did a training about 2 weeks ago that I attended. OH MY!  I love DBQ's!  I have to say that I seriously had the best day teaching ever! The kids were totally engaged and on task.  Even the kids who "check out" were spot on. If anyone ever questions 5th graders being able to do this (with scaffolding), they are wrong!  I want to copy and paste this day! I am so inspired!"

- Kim Voge, Teacher, Yorba Linda, CA

 

"This email is to confirm what you already know...the DBQ Project works! Below are the TAKS Writing test results of my seventh grade Humanities students, whom I taught English, Reading, and Texas History all year using DBQs and Mini-Qs from the U.S. History binders. You can imagine how THRILLED I was when I received these numbers!  33/33 students passed their writing assessment and 26/33 received a commended score on the test. Thank you for all your hard work!"

- Betsy Blount, Woodlake Hills Middle School, Judson ISD, TX

 

"The DBQ Project provides teachers with the ability to engage students in a high level critical-thinking approach and writing structure that effectively teaches history content, and more importantly, gets students to learn history. I would highly recommend the structure of the DBQ Project which has enabled our teachers to effectively use a scaffolded, document-analysis approach, to teach all students (EL, college prep, and AP) about content in history. Thanks to the DBQ Project, "bucketing" is now a common term in history departments, as the DBQ has been implemented across the district."

- Donald Azevada, Jr., TAH Project Coordinator, Elk Grove USD, CA

 

"The DBQ Project offers ideal professional development for classroom teachers, for department chairs and for those involved in articulation efforts.  It ties together writing, reading and thinking skills, and offers a concrete way to discuss how to engage students and improve their abilities in every way.  Absolutely vital is that it is led by presenters with a wealth of classroom experience and broader experience in the world of education.  The DBQ Project has provided us an enormously helpful way to advance discussions both within my department and between my department and K-8 schools."

- Paul Kolimas, Chair, Social Science Department, Homewood-Flossmoor High School, IL

For more information about our workshops and materials, please contact us!  Wishing you a wonderful year!

 

The DBQ Project Team: Chip Brady, Phil Roden, Janine Corrin, Mollie Hackett   

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