Category Archives: Social Studies

Building Background Knowledge Prior to Student-led Inquiries

I recently had the opportunity to hear Garfield Gini-Newman speak to the staff at Whitehorn Public School (PDSB).  Garfield is a senior national consultant with the Critical Thinking Consortium.  Please click on the link below to learn more about this consortium.  … Continue reading

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Starting an Inquiry into Early Societies

In Grade 4, when getting started with inquiry I suggest starting with the curriculum. The new Ontario Curriculum Grades 1-6, have overview pages that are meant to provide you with a starting point for planning instruction. Within this overview, there … Continue reading

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