Many of you may already be using Document Based Questions in your 6th grade classroom but if you are not, it is an excellent resource to consider. DBQs reinforce important Common Core outcomes including building content knowledge with rich non-fiction; reading, speaking and writing using evidence, and navigating complex text and its academic vocabulary.
You can watch teachers reflect on DBQs and speak to the alignment with CCSS and specific literacy outcome. You can receive a free DBQ binder by participating in the district inservice course on World History DBQs. Register here.
The www.projecttahoe.org website will also be adding a tab with DBQs later this fall. And If you have already taken the training but would like additional support implementing DBQs, please contact Angela Orr or Katie Anderson.