Research through Guided Inquiry, 6-8, 9:30
New and return students welcome
In today’s world, where information can be accessed by the click of a button, teaching students to ask great questions, evaluate sources, decipher what information is useful, and find relevant answers is crucial. Developing great research skills makes for independent, responsible, life-long learners!
In Research through Guided Inquiry, students complete an entire research project, including a paper and presentation, each semester. Students select their own topics from within a big-picture idea we study as a class.
Throughout the course, students walk through the Guided Inquiry Design research model to complete the research project. They:
Immerse in a big-picture idea that serves as the theme for their inquiry;
Explore potential topics to discover what peaks their interests;
Identify a research question that will guide their study;
Gather relevant information from diverse sources;
Synthesize that information into a product that will be shared to benefit others; and
Evaluate their research and learning experiences.