inquirED has moved beyond the textbook, delivering customizable, year-long social studies curriculum through our Inquiry Builder™ platform. With detailed lesson plans, assessments, and projects—all continuously updated—it’s social studies for the 21st Century.
Inquiry-Based Elementary Social Studies
Elementary students need engaging, inquiry-based social studies curriculum to help them develop critical thinking skills, make informed decisions, and take positive action to influence their world.
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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
inquirED's inquiry-based social studies curriculum was built from the C3 Framework, integrating Civics, Economics, Geography, and History.
inquirED’s lessons align to the core competencies created by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
inquirED uses the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts as supporting standards for all lessons in our Inquiry Units.
inquirED's 21st Century Skills help develop an inquiry mindset - one that allows students to collaborate, question, and create.
Each of inquirED's lesson plans provides accommodations, accelerations, teaching notes, and more, giving teachers the tools they need to reach all learners.
From slideshows to handouts, inquirED saves teachers valuable time by providing the student-facing resources they need as they implement inquiry.
inquirED has built formative assessments into every lesson and embedded a rubric generator to provide summative assessments for each Unit.
The Inquiry Builder™ Platform:
Beyond the Textbook
Inquiry demands not only a new approach to curriculum - one that moves beyond the textbook - but also a new approach to professional learning - one that gives teachers continuous support as they develop their inquiry practice. The Inquiry Builder™ meets these demands.