Category: Citizenship

4 Unique Inquiry-Based Learning Project Ideas

Once you get the hang of inquiry-based learning, it can be tricky to come up with unique project ideas. In fact, simply coming up with an engaging and relevant idea is often the hardest part of the process. In previous...

3 Problem-Based Learning Ideas for Back to School 2023

Problem-based learning has become a proactive approach to help students develop critical-thinking and inquiry skills in the classroom. It differs from inquiry-based learning in that the focus of problem-based learning is on solving problems. Planned effectively, these problems are relevant...

How to Teach Controversial Issues in the Classroom

Over the past few years, my students have become more curious about the world. I teach high school students, and I’ve noticed that they are paying more attention than ever to world events, politics, and controversial issues. Sometimes their questions...

Impactful Remembrance Day Inquiry Ideas

Remembrance Day (or Veteran’s Day if you’re in the U.S) is a day to reflect on the history of those who fought and died for Canada as well as those who participated in efforts on the homefront. To remember, in...

6 Social Science Inquiry Projects for High School

Typically, inquiry learning is more popular with elementary-level learning. This is usually because there are larger chunks of time during the school day to spend on a large-scale inquiry project. As students get older, they tend to favour individual tasks...

3 Insightful Cause and Effect Inquiry Project Ideas

Understanding cause-and-effect is an incredibly important skill that students need to learn in order to make sense of the patterns around them. Understanding cause and effect relationships allows students to apply logical reasoning, consider multiple perspectives, and draw informed conclusions...

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 Project-Based Learning

When I worked in England, 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 around the topic...