Over the past few years, I have been incorporating inquiry circles into my classroom through Social Studies and Science. Inquiry circles are a lot like most research projects. I would say the main difference is how they start.
Last, but not least, comes my students’ favorite part…putting together the presentations. I give my students the option to present their information in any way they would like; PowerPoint, Posters, drama/play, create a book, create a movie. This part usually takes about a week, depending on how much class time you can donate to this adventure. Once students are ready, they present their research to the class and usually include a short quiz/game at the end.
Civil War and Reconstruction
Turn of the Century
World War I
The Roaring 1920’sThe Great Depression
World War II
The Cold War
Classification of Plants and Animals
Plant Cells vs. Animal Cells
Constructive and Destructive Forces
Inherited Traits vs. Learned Behaviors
Physical and Chemical Changes
Matter – Sum of Parts