THE INQUIRY ARC IN U.S. HISTORY
By Jonathan Burack. These inquiry-centered activity books pose compelling questions about important topics in U.S. history and provide multiple primary sources to help students develop answers. Each book contains four units that follow the Inquiry Arc and its four dimensions, including an overarching question, a contextual background essay, and approximately ten primary sources. Handouts guide students through analysis of the sources from four perspectives (historical, geographical, civic, and economic) and offer additional discipline-specific questions. Each unit concludes with five optional summative activities that push students to take what they've learned and apply it to real-world situations. Colonial America
topics: "Jamestown and Plymouth," "Colonists and the Native Americans," "The French and Indian War," and "The American Revolution." Slavery and the Early Republic
topics: "Slavery and the Constitutional Convention," "American Colonization Movement," "Nullification," and "The Lone Star Republic." Changes in the New Nation
topics: "The Louisiana Purchase," "Women of the Republic," "The Erie Canal," and "The American Awakening." Grades 5–8. Bibliography. Illustrated. 8½" x 11". MindSparks. Approximately 170 pages each. ©2017.
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