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ERIC Number: ED344219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Folklore as a Data Base for Critical Thinking and Critical Writing.
Donlan, Dan
A six-activity inquiry lesson (constructed to follow the "social inquiry" teaching model) provided students in two 11th-grade English classes with practice in theory building through data gathering and writing activities. Social inquiry has six instructional stages: students (1) are presented with a puzzling situation; (2) in small groups develop hypotheses to assist them in solving the problem; (3) define their hypotheses; (4) clarify their tasks; (5) gather data; and ultimately (6) propose a solution. The lesson plan presented to the students gives detailed instructions for activities which follow the six stages of the social inquiry model, and which involve the research of professor of anthropology (and amateur folklorist) Bedrois Klogapian concerning the possible contact among three now extinct tribes in the Central California Valley. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Social Inquiry Model; Writing Development