Category: Activity Ideas

4 Powerful and Purposeful Inquiry Questions for Teaching Black History

2020 was a year of monumental change. It was a year of activism, strength, and inspiration. It showed everyone what courage, collaboration, and determination looks like. Furthermore, it provided students around the world with a starting point from which conversations,...

Using Inquiry Learning to Write Stories of the Future

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I was involved in a podcast project called “After the Pandemic: Writing the Stories of the Future”. The aim of the project was to stimulate 8th grade students’ critical thinking about the...

Easy and Fun Ways to Teach Robotics Through Inquiry Learning

When you hear the word “robotics”, what comes to mind? R2D2? The Mars Rover? Wall-E? Rosie from The Jetsons? Or perhaps your Roomba comes to mind. Either way, robotics is gaining prominence as we discover new ways to get things...

How To Build Amazing Models Using a Local Area Inquiry

When I worked in England, I learned that subjects like art, social studies, music, religion, and science were categorized into blocks called “Topic” or “Theme”. All the subjects were taught according to the objectives of the National Curriculum, but revolved...

biospheres at the eden project

Writing Stories of the Future with Inquiry Learning

I am currently involved in a podcast project called “After the Pandemic: Writing the Stories of the Future”. The aim of the project is to stimulate 8th grade students’ critical thinking. They will do this by thinking about the future...

Easy and Creative Stop-Motion Animation Project for Kids

When I worked at a Montessori school in southern Ontario, each class would contribute something artistic to the school’s year-end assembly. In my first year, I asked my grade 4 and 5 students what they had contributed previously. In some...

students observing a river

4 Outdoor Inquiry Learning Experiences for Students in the Autumn

Learning and exploring outside has limitless benefits; it helps students interact with the natural world and make valuable learning connections. For example, observing different types of leaves helps students make connections with shapes, colours, and sorting. Furthermore, some students find...

Easy Ways to Teach Events that Occurred at the Same Time in History

Something I struggled with in school was the idea that events could occur in different places at the same time. For example, I had no idea that while the Black Death ravaged Europe, the Incas were flourishing in Peru; or...