ERIC Number: EJ549804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Things that Make You Go "Hmmm...": Creating Inquiry "Problems" in the Elementary Social Studies Classroom.
VanFossen, Philip J.; Shiveley, James M.
Social Studies, v88 n2 p71-77 Mar-Apr 1997
Describes inquiry learning as defining a purpose for inquiry (the problem), postulating tentative answers or solutions, testing various hypotheses, drawing tentative conclusions, and applying those conclusions to new situations. Asserts that acquisition of these skills supports democratic citizenship. Outlines the inquiry approach used for a historic incident. (MJP)
Descriptors: American Indian History, Cognitive Development, Consciousness Raising, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Deduction, Elementary Education, Evaluative Thinking, Induction, Inquiry, Intellectual Development, Interpretive Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Outcomes of Education, Problem Solving, Social Studies, Student Research, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, United States History
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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