Teachers have been asking all the questions for way too long! It’s time for students to start asking questions and taking ownership in their learning! Dimension One of the C3 Framework for Social Studies addresses the need for inquiry-based learning in the Social Studies classroom. If you’re unfamiliar with the C3 Framework or inquiry-based learning, you can check out this blog post to learn more.
These are a few inquiry-based lessons I’m working on for the upcoming school year. These are still works-in-progress and I appreciate your feedback and suggestions!
Taxation Inquiry Lesson – Students debate whether or not the Americans should have paid British taxes.
Influential Government Document Inquiry Activity – How the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights and Mayflower Compact impacted the development of American government.
Manifest Destiny Inquiry Activity – Exploring Manifest Destiny and westward expansion through inquiry based learning.