Curriculum and Instruction

Document-Based Questions - DBQ

Introduction - What are DBQ's?

Course I

Historical Records: what, why, where and how.
A brief course on using historical records in the classroom.

Course II


  • Understand how document-based questions assess standards and performance indicators in the Learning Standards for Social Studies.
  • Gain knowledge of strategies for preparing students to write strong responses to DBQs.
  • Investigate processes and procedures for creating effective DBQ assessments.
  • Understand processes and procedures for rating DBQ essays.


Last Updated: May 28, 2009