Category: Social Studies

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...

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

Teaching history has its challenges. Something I struggled with in school in particular 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,...