DBQ Mini-Q lessons provide students with an opportunity to analyze informational text, to synthesize information from various sources, to identify and evaluate author point of view, and to support claims with evidence in writing. Students practice close reading of non-fiction texts, speaking and listening, and writing skills.
These short units of study supplement our Social Studies curriculum and provide:
- Units in both English and Spanish:
- Content and design match, including translation of text documents, maps, charts, graphs, as well as instructional graphic organizers, outlines, and rubrics
- Differentiated versions of each lesson to support all students
- Opportunities to engage with primary resources related to our course of study
The DBQ Mini-Qs in World History - Volume 1 engage students with 11 Essential Questions related to the 6th Grade Social Studies Ancient Civilization Curriculum
- Hammurabi’s Code: Was It Just?
- How Did the Nile River Shape Ancient Egypt?
- Citizenship in Athens and Rome: Which Was the Better System?
- Education in Sparta: Did the Strengths Outweigh the Weaknesses?
- The Great Wall of Ancient China: Did the Benefits Outweigh the Costs?
- How Great Was Alexander the Great?
- Asoka: Ruthless Conqueror or Enlightened Ruler?
- Why Did Christianity Take Hold in the Ancient World?
- The Silk Road: Recording the Journey
- What Were the Primary Reasons for the “Fall” of Rome?
- The Maya: What Was Their Most Remarkable Accomplishment?