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Inquiry based social studies isacs 2013

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Inquiry based social studies isacs 2013

  1. 1. Inquiry-Based Learning in Social Studies George Phillip 5th and 6th Grade Social Studies
  2. 2. TWITTER: @phillige EMAIL: gphillip@stanleyclark.org WEBSITE: www.reversingsocialstudies.com PHONE: (574) 303-2758
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  4. 4. Q. What keeps you up at night? Complements of Dr. Julie Schell of the Mazur Group
  5. 5. What do you see? http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/tbme.2009.2038487
  6. 6. From: http://rachelpadula.edublogs.org/files/2011/10/hole-in-the-wall-computers-2bwsvxl.jpg
  7. 7. Explore-Flip-Apply - Ramsey Musallam
  8. 8. My Explore-Flip-Apply • Start with a hooking (Explore) activity - Primary source, map, video, audio, photo, SQ3R, KWLH or KNLA. • Watch video at home and fill in gaps (if any) (Flip) • In class, students either answer critical thinking questions, role-play, read and analyze different primary sources, lead discussion groups, debate, etc. (Apply)
  9. 9. 5 Themes of Geography Project • Showed a video over farming • Brainstormed 5 themes of geography • Discussions over what theme/themes fall into farming • Watch vodcast over the 5 Themes of Geography • Assign groups to a theme • Students then created an activity to explain their theme to second graders
  10. 10. Africa’s Early Cultures • Map of Africa’s early cultures (EXPLORE) • “What can this map tell us about early civilizations?” • Movie on Egyptian culture (FLIP) • Create a poster to illustrate importance of Nile River; chose separate civilization and show understanding (APPLY).
  11. 11. Jackie Gerstein Ed.D.
  12. 12. Explore-Flip-Apply w/o Videos • Having your students do the work of historians in class. • Primary/secondary sources about an era/event. • Analyze past by creating meaning, synthesize information and create their own understanding of past. • Connection to current events. • Allows students develop skills are essential to democracy and building deeper understanding.
  13. 13. Meeting of The Minds Fishbowl • Meeting of the Minds. (Chinese emperors Shi Huagndi, Lui Bang, and Wudi) • Given primary sources and readings about Legalism and Confucianism (EXPLORE). • Worked in groups to digest information, research, and summarize importance of governmental topics. (FLIP). • Each group “meet in secret location” and discussed topics relevant to ancient China (APPLY). • Outside groups taking notes and will reflect using Paper Blogging concept (APPLY). • Discussed how this might play out in real life (APPLY).
  14. 14. NAIS 20/20 CHALLENGE • Topic: Global Warming • Brainstormed GW in South Bend/found articles online (EXPLORE) • Had Norte Dame professors come in (FLIP) • Create presentation for community (APPLY)
  15. 15. Create Evaluate Analyze Apply Understand Remember
  16. 16. Helpful Websites/Blogs/ Other • www.cyclesoflearning.com - Ramsey Musallam - @ramusallam • www.thethinkingstick.com - Jeff Utecht - @jutecht • http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com - Jackie Gerstein Ed.D - @jackiegerstein • http://sugatam.wikispaces.com/ - Sugata Mitra - @SugataM • blog.mrmeyer.com - Dan Meyer - @ddmeyer • http://fnoschese.wordpress.com/ - Frank Noschese - @fnoschese • #sschat, #edchat, #flipclass, #isedchat • Daniel Pink - The Flipped Manifesto - Free Download

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