What Does Inquiry in SS Look Like?

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What Does Inquiry in SS Look Like? by Mind Map: What Does Inquiry in SS Look Like?

1. Social Studies is tied very well with inquiry--engage in the human world, studying what it is like to be human

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2. You can go to http://calgaryscienceschool.blogspot for a useful resource on inquiry, how you can see inquiry in action

3. Disposition towards your topic you teach..the content,topics, the way your relate to kids.

4. engage in collabrative learning and assement practices

5. There isn't a clear sense on what inquiry is..but there is 9 elements on Inquiry that you plan around--authenticty, academic rigor, assesment, life skills, appropiate use of technology, active exploration, connecting with experts, elaborated communication, compassion

6. HTH video quotes- rigour is being in the company of a passionate adult who is rigorously pursuing inquiry in the area of their subject matter and is inviting students along as peers in that discourse

7. Its not all about facts and dates its about topics we find interesting or controversial, there is privelage to connecting classroom to world events

8. Its not about a particular way of sharing information, doing online research, pursuing things kids are interested in ...its about kids learning to behave, think and act in the ways of a disipline, its about teaching mathematical thinking rather then math, do science rather then teaching science, think and act like a scienist

9. What are some of the ways inquiry relates to social studies is being global minded...its about everything in life

10. Connect to real world, finding the heart of what is actually happening in the real world

11. Assessment needs to be focused and targeted..we need to know what questions are important to engaage in inquiry

12. For example, inquiry, how do historians find their knowledge..it is not through textbooks, it is HOW do historians think, act, work and prodoce knowledge

13. ITs about driving questions..WHY..its coming up with the right questions..gives students some buying into the question

14. Finding places where people work and produce something that adds value back to the community

15. I thought it was REAALLY REALLY COOL how high school students went to the college and informed college students on who was running for election and influenced them to vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUPER COOL!! and how they informed recent immigrants on information on government

16. what are the ways of thinking..critical, historical and three line questioning

17. Analyze different perspectives ...for example, english and french historical significances

18. ask questions that are provocative and relevaant that encourage teachers and students to make connection between themselves, subject matter and society in which they live