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WHAT IS INQUIRY?
A collection of open source texts created or adapted by inquirED for use in elementary social studies and ELA instruction.
Needs and Wants
Students explore images to learn about differences between needs and wants.
Students learn some of the various practices associated with traditions.
Social Roles in Colonial America
Students explore the social roles present in Colonial America.
The Code of Hammurabi
Students learn about Hammurabi, the ancient Babylonian King, and read excerpts of the laws that made up his famous code.
Historical Ages of Mesopotamia
Students read about Mesopotamia before the rise of civilization, as well as the successive empires that ruled the region.
The Rise of Hinduism
Students explore the roots of Hindu traditions, which have endured for over 5,000 years.
The Gupta Period of India
Students learn about the Gupta Period and its flourishing arts, literature, and scholarship.
The Shang Dynasty
Students explore information about this early and influential imperial dynasty.
The Han Dynasty
Students explore the achievements of the Han Dynasty.
Students discover the basic facts and traditions of independence day celebrations.
Students learn the details about how and where chocolate comes from, and how it finds its way to our local stores.
Students learn about early hunter-gatherers: the tools they used, the forms of shelter they inhabited, and how they organized their societies.
Uruk: The World’s First Big City
Students learn about Uruk: its importance in the region and the organization and achievements of its people.
Early Indus Valley Civilization
Students learn about the early, thriving civilization of the Indus Valley.
The Mauryan Empire
Students learn about the Mauryan empire, the first great empire of ancient India.
Imperial China's Dynasties
Students explore a brief overview of the dynasties that ruled Imperial China.
Daoism and Confucianism
Student learn about the important traditions of Daoism and Confucianism.
Families: Similar and Different
Students look at images of families to learn how they can be similar and different.
Waves of Immigration to the US
Students learn about the multiple waves of immigration to the US.
The Rise of Agriculture
Students discover where farming began and the conditions that gave rise to agriculture.
Mesopotamian Social Structure
Students learn about the people of Mesopotmia: slaves, workers, rulers and elite — and how they lived and interacted with each other.
The Vedic Age
Students learn about the Vedic Age, a formative period of Indian civilization.
Students learn about a series of pillars that carried messages to people of India.
Land and Culture of China
Students learn about China's major geographic features, including its natural barriers and rivers.
The Great Wall of China
Students are introduced to the key historical features of The Great Wall.