DBQs (document-based questions) are currently the Holy Grail for educators. Enclosed are three DBQs to be used at three different times in the year, to assess progress. The topics mirror the traditional Earth Science curriculum (Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy). Each assessment includes 2-4 documents and questions which can be answered by the students by using evidence from the documents. The documents may be used as pre-reading, with the documents and questions used as an in-class assessment the following day.
Also includes grading rubric to gauge progress.