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Teaching with DBQs: Engaging Students in Historical Inquiry and Thinking
Grades 3-12

The DBQ Project was founded in 2000 to support teachers and students in learning to read smart, think straight, and write more clearly. As teachers, we believe all students can develop high-level critical thinking skills if they have consistent instruction and a chance to practice. We also believe that when we provide teachers with materials that blend educational best practices  and content-specific questions, we promote and support transformational change in our schools.

Important Session Information:

Looking for ways to teach history through an inquiry approach? Looking for resources that allow students to investigate historical questions from a variety of perspectives? Looking for strategies to engage students with primary sources and historical thinking? Document-based questions (DBQs) are often used as a way to assess a student's historical and analytical thinking skills and argumentative writing abilities. Using engaging questions and primary sources from multiple perspectives, DBQs can also be used to teach historical content, literacy, and thinking skills in a student-centered approach. This workshop will provide strategies, resources, and approaches for teaching with DBQs with all students. Because thinking is for everyone!

Audience: social studies and ELA teachers, administrators, and coordinators - grades 3-12.

Enhanced Curriculum Co-op members and SI Engage Campuses may attend at no additional fee. Continuous Improvement Campuses may attend for $45.

Dimension 1.4: Activities, Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge and Expertise

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Jessica Torres
Keith Hyndshaw
Date Time Location
2/10/2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ESC Region 12
2101 W Loop 340, Waco, 76712

ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212