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Where did this t-shirt come from? Who made it and how did it get to the store? In one of the engaging activities in this Inquiry Unit, students sort everyday items based on their countries of origin. They also make continent bumper stickers, travel plans for distant places, and so much more!
Families Near and Far
How will students create a quilt that celebrates their unique families? This Inquiry Unit begins with a collaborative project inspired by the quilts of Faith Ringgold! As students continue their investigation, they learn how different families work together to solve problems.
Natural Resources of the US
Will students be able to harvest enough “Wellsnipper” plants without causing the supply to collapse? This Inquiry Unit starts with an unforgettable game that introduces the concepts of scarcity and sustainability. Then, students dig into the Dust Bowl, investigating its causes and effects in an engaging card sort activity.
What perceptions do students have of Indigenous Americans? Throughout this Inquiry Unit, students interrogate these perceptions as they explore the diversity of Indigenous cultures, explore storytelling as a historical source, and investigate differing perspectives on the "first Thanksgiving."