Inquiry Learning, Vol. 2, No. 3, Summer 2009
This issue explores how teachers can use primary sources to guide students through the inquiry process and create an active learning environment.
More about this issue's theme
Primary Sources and Inquiry Learning
In this feature article, the author explores the inquiry phases (wonder, connect, investigate, construct, express, and reflect) and describes how teachers can use primary sources to facilitate inquiry learning.
Research and Current Thinking
Summaries of and links to online resources—articles, research reports, Web sites, and white papers—that provide research and current thinking relating to the issue's theme.
David Hollander, featured in this issue's Teacher Spotlight, teaches eighth grade social studies at Kennedy Junior High School in Naperville, Illinois.
Learning Activity – Elementary Level
In this activity, students personally connect to the Dust Bowl Migration through song lyrics of the time. Intended for use as an activity within a larger unit of study about the Great Depression.
Learning Activity – Secondary Level
In this activity, students engage in the complex questions of slavery and abolition in the 1850s and 1860s. Intended for use as an activity within a larger unit of study.
TPS Quarterly Archive
Previous issues of the Teaching With Primary Sources Quarterly are available through this archive.