Living history.

What, you may ask, is a “DBQ?”

Well– it’s a framework for responding to a question, like a CER (claim, evidence, and reasoning statement) or SAR (short answer response). DBQ stands for Document Based Question.  (Anytime I see a tweet or other social media post that incorporates real-time events and teaching I go a little happy crazy.)

When teachers request ideas for content, sometimes I get a little…something. The world is right there, right now–happening. In real time. We are this moment in time, in history, affecting outcomes and futures.

If you’d like to use DBQs, CERs, SARs, etc. fantastic! Looking for what to talk about is the easy part. Agreeing and objective…now that’s where the fun is!

Overview of Short Answer Responses and Funnel Paragraphs: