Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Inquiring Minds: Generating Research Questions and Leading in the Discovery - Section 3: Application: Short Focused Research


In the course of brainstorming, I noticed that some students in one of my classes decided to research the Ku Klux Klan's activities during the Civil Rights Movement. This is an interesting topic for me, and it is particularly interesting because recently, there was a publicized Klan meeting in a neighboring district within a few miles of Harford County. For those who thought that the Klan no longer operates or were unaware of their activities, this became an interesting topic of research for our class, and students became super interested in reading articles about them.

I think this resonated with me because I could see the high-interest and motivation in ways that would not have been possible if I had supplied all of the questions.

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Inquiring Minds: Generating Research Questions and Leading in the Discovery

Unit 11: Informational Text Focused Research
Lesson 1 of 2

Objective: SWBAT conduct short-focused research in order to answer a self-generated question about the Civil Rights Movement using a research form

Big Idea: Inquiring minds want answers in this lesson but they don't get them from me--they discover them in the research

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