What is an Inquiry Set?

Our instructional materials, or “Inquiry Sets,” center around an investigative question from the History-Social Science Framework. Each is comprised of a collection of sources, historical background and context for the topic, and teacher and student source notes. One literacy strategy, directly related to a source within the Inquiry Set, is also provided as an example of how history-social science teachers might approach reading, writing, listening, or speaking in the classroom. 

These Inquiry Sets are intended to give teachers a strong start in making instructional choices aligned with inquiry questions from the Framework. Teachers may use these sets in their entirety or pick and choose which sources best suit their content and student learning purposes.