Category: Citizenship

How to Respectfully Teach Indigenous History Month

It is impossible to teach a correct and complete history of Canada without acknowledging Indigenous history. However, for many teachers, knowing how to teach Indigenous history in a respectful and accurate way can be a challenge; so how do we...

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...

4 Simple, Meaningful, and Impactful Inquiry Project Ideas for 2021

Inquiry-based learning can be a lot of fun – especially finding lots of great ideas and inspiration. However, I tend to hit a roadblock when it comes to finding high-quality inquiry project ideas to implement. Inquiry projects should be creative,...

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...

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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...