ERIC Number: EJ1145115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
How Does a Cowboy Make Money? Using Student Curiosities to Further Elementary School Inquiries
Whitlock, Annie McMahon; Brugar, Kristy A.
Social Studies, v108 n3 p79-86 2017
This article explores examples of student-initiated inquiries (in Grades 1 and 5) and the opportunities and challenges with engaging in them. To explore these student-initiated inquiries, we use the "C3 Framework" Inquiry Arc (National Council for the Social Studies, 2013) and Harvey and Daniels's (2009) Small-Group Inquiry Model to describe the actions and interactions of two elementary school teachers and their students as they take student-initiated inquiries through various stages of the inquiry process. With each classroom example we include the challenges the teachers encountered and we make recommendations for inquiry-based instruction in elementary social studies.
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Grade 1, Grade 5, Inquiry, Elementary School Teachers, Social Studies, Best Practices, Models, Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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