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Welcome to
Inquiry Journeys® 

Inquiry-based elementary social studies curriculum and instructional materials.

Move Beyond the Textbook

Inquiry Journeys moves beyond the textbook, delivering a digital and customizable elementary social studies curriculum that engages students and supports teachers. 

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SUPPORTS

Culturally Responsive Instruction

Teaching strategies support student voice and choice and connect to students' experiences and interests 

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INSPIRES

Inquiry-Based Learning

Building knowledge in History, Civics, Geography, and Economics through investigation and action

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National Standards

ALIGNS TO

Resources and assessment align with History, Civics, Geography, Economics, ELA, and SEL National & State Standards

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Teacher-Ready Tools

PROVIDES

Provides fully-digital, customizable units and ready-to-use sources, 
strategies, and tools 

How do students build social studies content knowledge?

Units launch with a compelling question, move through a sustained investigation of content, and culminate when students take informed action. 

Rigorous & Sustained Investigation

Watch the video for a summary of content in a 2nd Grade Unit. Download a Scope and Sequence to view Civics, History, Geography, and Economics standards alignment.

What content do students investigate and explore?

What makes Inquiry Journeys a

high-quality instructional material?

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DETAILED
LESSON PLANS

 Lesson plans provide  

accommodations, accelerations, teaching notes, and more, giving teachers the tools they need to reach all learners.

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DIVERSE
SOURCES

From articles to videos, Inquiry Journeys saves teachers valuable time by providing accurate, engaging, and diverse sources to support investigation.

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INTEGRATED
ASSESSMENTS

Formative assessments are included in every lesson. Interim and summative assessments help to check understanding after sustained investigation. 

inquirED is taking up the mantel to build ambitious curriculum materials to help bring to instructional life the ideas within the C3 Framework. They offer a total package: full-scale infrastructure to implement inquiry as a comprehensive curriculum in social studies.

 

Dr. John Lee 

Co-founder of C3 Teachers & 

Co-Writer of the C3 Framework