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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.
Waves of Immigration to the US
Students learn about the multiple waves of immigration to the US.
Families: Similar and Different
Students look at images of families to learn how they can be similar and different.
Historical Ages of Mesopotamia
Students read about the Mesopotamia before the rise of civilization, as well as the successive empires that ruled the region.
The Code of Hammurabi
Students learn about Hammurabi, the ancient Babylonian King, and read excerpts of the laws that made up his famous code.
Students discover the basic facts and traditions of independence day celebrations.
Students learn some of the various practices associated with traditions.
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.
Needs and Wants
Students explore images to learn about differences between needs and wants.
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.
Students learn the details about how and where chocolate comes from, and how it finds its way to our local stores.