DBQuest introduces students to major questions in civics and history. A Big Question acts as guiding light for deep examination of three selected primary resources. Each document challenges students to dig into the text itself and find the relevant information through document–based supporting questions.
Whether you’re a social studies teacher looking for fun ways to support literacy skills or an ELA teacher interested in digital writing tools, DBQuest is for you!
- Address a guiding question as you analyze primary sources
- Target evidence-based reading skills aligned with Common Core
- Analyze a variety of texts, images, and videos
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