Category: Citizenship

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,...

How to Teach the U.S Capitol Attack Using Inquiry Learning

Although a week has gone by since the capitol attack, many people are still trying to process what happened. Students need opportunities to talk about these events and spaces to safely process their feelings and reactions. For most people, the...

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...

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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...

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6 Unique and Independent Projects for Socially Distanced Classrooms

Teachers across Canada are heading back to the classroom soon. A concern among many is how to facilitate fun, engaging, and independent projects in a socially distanced classroom. There’s a lot of emphasis on collaboration and teamwork, especially in elementary...

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5 Simple and Effective Strategies for Managing Conflict in Inquiry Learning

Conflict and disagreement are a part of classroom life. In the inquiry classroom there is a heavy focus on giving students space to follow their own questions and wonderings. However, since every student has different interests and ways of doing...

Using Inquiry to Teach Social Justice in the Classroom

A big part of our role as educators is helping students understand the world around them and their role in it. Not only does this mean teaching students about the world itself, but it also means teaching students about the...

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50 Reflective Personal Development Inquiry Questions

Personal development is sometimes an overlooked category when considering an inquiry unit. Depending on the age of your students, you might find that delving deep into questions that touch on identity, relationships, and personal development isn’t easy for students to...