Document Based Questions (DBQs)

DBQsDBQs by the DBQ Project – Document Based Questions are part of the curriculum for Grades two, three, four, and five. This curriculum supports the belief that all students can develop high-level critical thinking skills if they have consistent instruction and a chance to practice.

This curriculum’s engaging questions and use of primary and secondary sources give students the opportunity to investigate history from a variety of perspectives. The flexible pedagogy supports discussion and debate as students clarify their own ideas and write evidence-based arguments. Learning this way not only deepens student understanding of history, it also builds reading, thinking, and writing skills. The curricular roots of this curriculum come from the AP History Exams.