Inquiry Guide: Supporting Teachers in the Use of Inquiry with Lessons based on SSHG and Environmental Education
This Inquiry Guide is designed to support teachers by facilitating the implementation of the (2013) revised Social Studies, History and Geography Curriculum. It describes the social studies inquiry model for effective teaching and learning, and demonstrates how teachers can apply this model in their planning and delivery.
Several junior and intermediate level social studies and geography lessons linked to environmental education illustrate how an inquiry-based approach engages critical thinking and encourages knowledge construction as students develop conceptual understanding. The Guide also suggests opportunities for field studies, use of digital and mobile technologies, cross-curricular extensions and relevant print and web resources.