DBQs... Document-Based Questions! These are questions asked about a primary source- a photo, a map, a graph, a video... the list goes on and on. All grade levels in our school are required to do them every morning to improve our writing... and I have seen not only an improvement in their writing abilities, but also a higher level of thinking going on with my students. I like to use questions where students have to infer or think from a different point of view... my students actually really enjoy doing them!
I integrate our science and social studies content into the DBQs, which helps expose my students just a bit more to what we are learning anyway. I find most of the images I use on Google Images honestly, but there are great sites, like the Library of Congress, full of primary source documents! Sadly, I can't share any of the ones I've created using images I've found doing a Google search because those images are most likely copyrighted, BUT I was able to create some using images that are all considered "public domain" because they are government documents, or the copyright on them has ended because they are so old! :) They are in my Road to the Revolution DBQ unit!
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