Inquiry in the Social Studies: A Professional Development Course

Inquiry in the Social Studies: A Professional Development Course
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In this course, we will understand first what inquiry is, the inquiry framework that Kath Murdoch created, and go through each phase of the inquiry cycle. Along the way, there will be ample time for you to reflect on your current practice, student learning, and ways on how you can shift your classroom from teacher-directed to student-centered. 

At the end of this course, teachers will: 

  • Know what Inquiry is
  • Know the Inquiry Cycle by Kath Murdoch 
  • Understand The Phases of Inquiry and its key features 
  • Create a social studies unit using Kath Murdoch's inquiry cycle

This course is designed for social studies teachers who are working in Middle and Senior High School (Years 7-12).

Technology Requirements

  • iCloud Account
  • iPhone / iPad

Who is this course ideal for?

  • Teachers who would like to learn about the inquiry cycle
  • Social Studies teachers (i.e. Humanities, History, etc...)

Course Inclusions

  • The Inquiry Cycle: A Guidebook Adapted from Kath Murdoch's Inquiry Cycle ebook
  • Worksheets and resources that can be used and shared in your own setting

This course is self-paced and has no end. A certificate of completion will be provided for those who finish the course.


Email for the link to the iTunes U course. Please include receipt from TPT.

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