Teachers enrolled in this course will...

Know

  • The Inquiry process is a method applicable to all K-5 elementary school teachers, 6-12 Social Studies teachers, K-12 Special Education teachers, ELA teachers working in a Humanities setting, librarians, and other professionals who teach Social Studies
  • Recently updated State and National Standards that focus on answering compelling questions
  • The four dimensions of Inquiries:developing questions; applying disciplinary tools; using evidence; and communicating conclusions and taking informed action
  • The application of history, geography, economics, and civics content and skills to the Inquiry process
 

Understand

  • How to create compelling questions that are rigorous and student friendly
  • The development of assessment tasks that prompt students to develop an argument using evidence
  • Best practices for teaching students how to communicate an argument
  • Methods to take informed action and model citizenship skills in the classroom
 

and Be Able To

  • Examine examples of Inquiries and assess their effectiveness
  • Generate compelling questions that utilize the disciplinary tools of history, economics, civics, geography, and more
  • Practice effective methods for making primary and secondary sources from history accessible to all learners
  • Use the information that they have learned to practice the Inquiry process

and much, much more!

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