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Founded by teachers to bring inquiry-based social studies to every classroom

WALNUT CREEK COMMUNITY
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Inquiry Journeys

Welcome! Discover how Inquiry Journeys engages students and supports teachers in inquiry-based elementary social studies.

INQUIRY JOURNEYS
Designed for WCSD Students and Teachers 

Inquiry Journeys was designed to meet the demands of the California History-Social Science Framework.

  • In Inquiry Journeys, students investigate History, Geography, and Civics by exploring complex questions. 

  • They gather evidence from books, pictures, artifacts, and other sources – and use their learning to make an impact on their community!

  • Watch the video for a tour of a 3rd-grade Inquiry Journeys unit.

What content do students explore?

What kinds of materials help to engage students?

Kindergarten Sample Materials

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Kindergartners explore Adam Rex's School's First Day of School (one of the many read-aloud books in Inquiry Journeys) to learn how even School is nervous about the first day of school!

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In the "Kids Meet a Firefighter" video from HiHo Kids, kindergartners learn about how to ask questions in an interview as they prepare to interview a school helper. 

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