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Bolstering Purposeful Inquiry Through Student Questions

Bolstering purposeful inquiry through student questions

SCENE: Middle School Social Studies Classroom


The teacher opens the lesson by referencing the lesson objective, citing the state standard(s) associated with the objective (which appears on the interactive whiteboard), and sharing the essential question based on the big ideas and core process skills that will drive his instruction.

“Today we will be learning about the causes of the American Revolution, who the major players were and what the primary issues were, and discussing how the American Revolution compares to other ‘revolutions’ that occurred during the 21st century.”

As you can see, this lesson's objectives align with the content statement from the New Jersey World Class Standards for Social Studies, which states, “Disputes over political authority ...

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