Invitation to inquiry
Kuhlthau, Carol C., Leslie K. Maniotes, and Ann C. Caspari. 2012.
Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School. Libraries Unlimited.
|The first step in our Inquiry-based process is called Open. Since we are just beginning our research, we open with something that grabs our attention and gets us thinking and wondering about the topic or question we'll be investigating. We can start with something as simple as an object, a photograph, or a Web page that introduces us to the topic and sparks our curiosity. We can make connections by thinking about what we already know about this, and about how this relates to our own lives and world. As an inquiry community, we can begin to generate ideas and questions.This helps us to open our minds to lots of possibilities, and gets us excited about engaging in the research process.
|UNIT 1 - Connecting Research
LESSON 2: What could we be looking at in this photo? Is this real? How could we find out?
Wilson, Robert. "The Loch Ness Monster." History Magazine (Toronto, Canada) Vol. 6, No. 6. Aug./Sept.
LESSON 3: Is this Website a reliable source? How do you know?
The Web page below is published by the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a government agency which is considered a very reliable source of information about public health and safety.
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|UNIT 2 - Making Cultural Connections
The photograph below shows an image of people celebrating the Hindu festival called Holi. Holi marks the beginning of spring, and is usually celebrated at the end of February or early March. During the Holi festival participants often throw brightly colored powder and scented water at each other. Holi is also referred to as "The Festival of Colors".
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|UNIT 3 - Making Scientific Connections
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|UNIT 4 - Making Artistic Connections
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