<! DOCTYPE> <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>InquiryUnlimited.org - Welcome - Focusing on inquiry-based strategies.</TITLE> <META NAME="Author" CONTENT="Marjorie Duby, Eureka InquiryUnlimited.org"> <META NAME="Description" CONTENT="From Caravels to the Constitution, inquiry-based strategies, curriculum, lesson plans, student-generated work"> <META NAME="KeyWords" CONTENT="InquiryUnlimited.org, Looney Lobster, Boston, Joseph Lee School, curriculum, social studies, student-generated work, volunteering"> </Head> <BODY> <BODY BGCOLOR="WHITE" TEXT="BLACK"> <FONT COLOR="BLACK"> <FONT FACE="PALATINO, ARIAL"> <CENTER><FONT SIZE=2 COLOR="BLACK"> <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/timelines/index_timelines.html">USA</A> timelines | <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/stand/cls.html">literacy</A> resources | Resource: <A HREF="http://www.americaslibrary.gov/"> Library of Congress</A> resources </FONT></CENTER> <BR> <!-- HEADING IN A TABLE --><!-- HEADING IN A TABLE --> <TABLE width=100% border=0 cellpadding=9 cellspacing=20> <TR><CENTER> <IMG align= center SRC="welcome_inquiry_unlimited_banner.png"> </CENTER></TR> </TABLE> <CENTER><FONT SIZE=4><B> Classroom instructional practices</B> </CENTER> <P> <!-- BEGIN TABLE --> <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER CELLPADDING=0> <!-- BEGIN CELL --> <!-- BEGIN FIRST ROW LEFT SIDE --> <TR> <TD valign=top> <img border=0 height=100 width=40 src="content.jpg"> </TD> <TD align=CENTER> <CENTER> <p align="left"><FONT SIZE=3><B>EDUCATOR-TESTED CONTENT STAND-BYES <BR><BR> * <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/timelines/index_timelines.html">Timelines</A><BR>* <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/x1/etoc/dewey/index_dewey.html">Dewey Decimal Resources</A><BR>* <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/lit/index_booklists.html">Booklists</A><BR>* <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/x1/etoc/usa_songsusa.html">Regional Songs</A><BR>* Films by <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/x1/etoc/dewey/dewey791filmscontinents.html">continent</A> and <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/x1/etoc/dewey/dewey791.html">genre</A> and <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/x1/etoc/dewey/dewey791films_chrono_a-z.html"> chronology</A> | The <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/x1/etoc/dewey/dewey791films_jewish_experience.html"> Jewish Experience</A> in Films <BR>* Literature through <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/lit/index_genres.html">genres</A> <BR>* Boston Focus: <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/primarysources/index_miap.html">maps</A> and <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/primarysources/primarysources.html">illustrations of colonial Boston</A><BR>* Boston photographs - <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/index_boston_images.html">Sections of Boston</A> <BR> * Primary documents - <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/primarysources/primarysources.html#lessons">classroom lessons</A></B></FONT> <BR><BR> </p> </CENTER> </TD> <!-- END FIRST ROW LEFT SIDE --> <!-- BEGIN FIRST ROW RIGHT SIDE --> <TD valign=top> <img border=0 height=120 width=40 src="performance.jpg"> </TD> <TD align=CENTER> <CENTER> <p align="left"><FONT SIZE=3><B>CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS <BR><BR>* Classroom-tested 1700s simulated <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/lit/townsim/simmtg.html">Town Meeting</A><BR>* Dynamics of <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/lit/litcir/litcir.html">Literature Circles</A> <BR>* Internationally-tested <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/tech/looneybio/lroot.html">Travel Buddy </A> Projects<BR>* Classroom-tested American Colonial <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1700s/colsim/colonial.html">1700s Simulation</A> and <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1700s/colsim/framework.html">components</A> <BR>* Classroom-tested interdisciplinary <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/x1/etoc/revper.html">Revolutionary War Period</A> unit<BR>* Student-created <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1700s/rev/mortart.html">Mortuary Art</A> <BR>* Student-created <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1700s/rev/rev_dorchrox2.html">graphs</A> using <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1700s/rev/s_negpop/negpopgraph.html">1700s Negro Population</A> Statistics<BR>* Original and adapted <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/lit/readers/index_readers.html">Reader's Theater</A> resources<BR>* Online search to complete a Revolutionary War Period <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1700s/rev/revscav.html">Scavenger Hunt </A></B></FONT></CENTER> <BR><BR> </FONT></TD> </TR> <!-- END FIRST ROW RIGHT SIDE --> <!-- END CELL --> <!-- BEGIN CELL --> <!-- BEGIN SECOND ROW LEFT SIDE --> <TR> <TD valign=top> <img border=0 height=100 width=40 src="assessment.jpg"> </TD> <td align=CENTER> <p align="left"><FONT SIZE=3><B>TEACHER-CREATED CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT TOOLS <BR><BR>* <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/rubrics/index_rubrics.html">Rubrics</A> in the classroom</B></FONT> <BR><BR> </TD> <!-- BEGIN SECOND ROW RIGHT SIDE --> <TD valign=top> <img border=0 height=100 width=40 src="genealogy.jpg"> </TD> <TD align=CENTER> <p align="left"> <FONT SIZE=3><B>CONNECTING GENEALOGY TO THE CLASSROOM <BR><BR> * <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/genealogy/index_genealogyresources.html"> Personal Dabbling in Genealogy</A> <BR> * Teaching Children Social Studies <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1600s/PL/pl_index.html">using 1635 Virginia and New England passenger lists</A> <BR>* Teaching Children Social Studies using <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1700s/rev/mortart.html">Mortuary Art</A> <BR>* A Mathematical Study of Paul Revere's Family - <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1700s/revere_genealogy/paul.html"> Family Tree</A> <BR> * <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1900s/immigration_east_boston/immigration_east_boston.html">Boston's Ellis Island</A> in East Boston | 1909 Immigration Service - <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/immigration/1909_BillingsLetter.html"> George B. Billings letter</A> | Immigration <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/immigration/immig_scans.html"> scans </A> | 1904 <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/immigration/1904_detainees.html"> waterfront detainees</A>) <BR>* Using the 1870, 1880, 1900 censuses to follow - <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1800s/north_adams/census_north_adams_chinese.html"> Chinese in North Adams, MA</A> </B></FONT> <BR><BR> </TD> </TR> <!-- END SECOND ROW --> <!-- END CELL --> <!-- BEGIN CELL --> <!-- BEGIN FIFTH ROW LEFT SIDE --> <td valign=top> <img border=0 height=150 width=60 src="community_input.jpg"> </TD> <TD align=CENTER> <p align="left"> <FONT SIZE=3><B> VOLUNTEERING AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES AT <A HREF="http://www.archives.gov/boston">BOSTON</A> <BR><BR>* "Teaching with Documents" input: <BR><BR>* NARA Exhibit - <A HREF="http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/documented-rights/exhibit/"> Documented Rights </A> and <A HREF="http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/documented-rights/resources/">online resources</A> <BR>* A focus on <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/immigration/immigration.html">immigration patterns</A> <BR> * Presenting <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1800s/civil_war/54th_mass_colored_civil.html">the 54th Massachusetts </A> Civil War Regiment <BR> * Connecting Harriet Tubman, Lewis Hayden, Frederick Douglass - <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1800s/tubman/tubman_life.html">Tubman's Life</A> <BR>* The 1839 <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1800s/amistad/1839_amistad.html">Amistad Civil Case</A></FONT></B></FONT> <BR><BR> <FONT SIZE=3 COLOR=GREEN><B> VOLUNTEERING AT THE COUNCIL ON AGING AT <A HREF="http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/council-on-aging">WALTHAM</A> </FONT> <BR><BR> <FONT SIZE=3 COLOR=BLACK>* <FONT SIZE=3 COLOR=RED><B> Book-to-Film </B> </FONT><A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/playful_mind/sr_ctr_book_to_film.html"> Sessions</A> - Resources for: <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/lit/index_genres.html"> Short Stories </A> <BR> * <FONT SIZE=3 COLOR=RED>Meet Reel People <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/playful_mind/sr_ctr_reel_people.html">character discussion.</A></FONT></B> <BR> * <FONT SIZE=3 COLOR=RED><B>The Playful Mind </B></FONT> - <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/playful_mind/playful_mind.html"> components of a healthy brain lifestyle for staying sharp </A> <BR> * <FONT SIZE=3 COLOR=RED> <B> Brain Boosts </B></FONT> - <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/playful_mind/brain_boosts.html"> varied types of quick brain joggles </A> <BR><img border=0 height=140 width=120 src="thinking_cap.jpg"><img border=0 height=140 width=120 src="thinking_cap.jpg"><img border=0 height=140 width=120 src="thinking_cap.jpg"> <BR> * <FONT SIZE=3 COLOR=RED> <B> Ongoing puzzles </B> </FONT>- <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/playful_mind/ongoing.html"> the most current leisure fun </A> </B></FONT> <BR><BR> </TD> <!-- BEGIN FIFTH ROW RIGHT SIDE --> <td valign=top> <img border=0 height=130 width=40 src="document_types.jpg"> </TD> <TD align=CENTER> <p align="left"> <FONT SIZE=3 COLOR=BLACK> <B>CLASSROOM USE OF PRIMARY DOCUMENT TYPES <BR><BR> * 1635 Virginia and Massachusetts <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1600s/PL/pl_index.html">Passenger Lists</A> <BR> * 1600s Fishing station <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1600s/fish/illus/02backillus.html"> illustration</A> <BR> * 1765 Evidence of Boston women shopkeepers using <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1700s/rev/womenad.html"> their ads</A> (Elizabeth Murray; Susanna Renken; Sarah DeCoster; Ann Thomas<BR> * 1775 <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1700s/1775_boston_environs/1775_boston_environs.html"> Depositions and Broadsides</A> surrounding April 18, 1775 (Lexington Alarm) <BR> * 1789 <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1700s/1789_procession/1789_procession.html">Boston Procession</A> and <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1700s/1789_procession/occupations_boston_males_1790.html">1790 Occupation of Boston Males</A> Data <BR> * <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_industrial_revolution/index_industrial_revolution.html"> Apprentice system</A> to Industrial Revolution <BR> * <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1800s/chrono_boston_africans/chrono_boston_africans.html">Boston's Black Initiatives to Freedom</A>, 1800s <BR> * 1818 Boston <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1800s/index_1818directory.html">City Directory</A> - North Slope of Beacon Hill<BR> * 1839 Amistad Habeas Corpus <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1800s/amistad/1839_amistad.html">Warrant</A> <BR> * 1850 Boston <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1800s/craft/Lesson_Rdg1850Census.html">U. S. Census</A> (Ellen and William Craft) <BR> * 1854 Waltham, Massachusetts - <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_industrial_revolution/waltham_watch_factory.html">Waltham Watch Works</A> <BR> * 1870 North Adams <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_industrial_revolution/chinese_north_adams.html">Shoe Factory Strike</A> (Calvin T. Sampson and the 75 Chinese shoemakers) <BR> * 1888 Harriet Tubman <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1800s/tubman/affidavit.html"> Affidavit</A> <BR> * 1900 Waltham Canoeing along the <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/waltham/lakes_region.html"> Lakes Region</A> <BR> * 1900 <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1900s/1900_census_child_jobs/1900_census_analysis.html"> U. S. Census</A> Showing Children at Work in Boston<BR> * 1913 Child Labor Law campaign - <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1900s/1913_child_labor/1913_child_labor.html">posters and photographs</A> of Lewis Hine<BR> * 1913 <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1900s/1913_child_pedlar/boston_child_pedlar_death.html"> Certificate of Death</A> - Boston Newsboy Dies <BR> * 1939 Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market area <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_1900s/quincy_market_wpa/quincy_market_wpa.html">linocut</A> (WPA project) <BR> </B> </FONT></TD> </TR> <!-- END CELL --> <!-- END FIFTH ROW --> <!-- BEGIN CELL --> <!-- BEGIN THIRD ROW LEFT SIDE --> <TR> <TD valign=top><img border=0 height=100 width=40 src="waltham_ma.jpg"> </TD> <td align=CENTER> <p align="left"> <FONT SIZE=3 COLOR=BLACK><B>Insights about life in WALTHAM, MA <BR><BR> * Waltham Watch Factory <A HREF="http://whistsoc.waynemccarthy.com/exhibits/walthamwatch.htm"> Exhibit</A> <BR> * Noted people of <A HREF="http://www.walthammuseum.com/hof.htm">Waltham </A><BR> * <A HREF="http://wellingtoncrossing.com/about/history/38-history-waltham/51-wellington-crossing-planning.html">Planning</A> of Wellington Crossing - former Middlesex Tuberculosis Hospital site (local newspapers) </FONT></B> <BR> * <B>Classroom resources about Waltham's history</B> </FONT></B> <BR> * 1854 Waltham, Massachusetts - <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/ss_industrial_revolution/waltham_watch_factory.html">The Factory with 7500 Windows</A> <BR> * 1900 Waltham - Recreation along the Charles River - <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/waltham/lakes_region.html"> No Kissing in Canoes</A> <BR> <BR><BR> </TD> <!-- BEGIN THIRD ROW RIGHT SIDE --> <TD valign=top> <img border=0 height=70 width=40 src="author.jpg"> </TD> <TD align=CENTER> <p align="left"> <FONT SIZE=3 COLOR=BLACK> <B> * Inquiry Unlimited's educational <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/about/cov.html">practitioner</A> <BR>* Practitioner's <A HREF="http://inquiryunlimited.org/d4links.html">Boston as a Classroom</A> </B></FONT> <BR><BR> </TD> </TR> <!-- END CELL --> <!-- BEGIN THIRD ROW --> <!-- END TABLE --> </TABLE> </CENTER> </A><!-- KEEP THIS OR UNDERLINING WILL OCCUR AFTER THIS SPOT --> <!-- HORIZONTAL LINE TAG --><HR SIZE=3 align=center width="100%"> <CENTER><FONT SIZE=3><B><I>Copyright &copy; 1997 All Rights Reserved <BR> formerly sited at Boston KidWeb at Joseph Lee School, Boston, MA. <BR> Last modified: April 3, 2017.</B></I></FONT> </CENTER> <HR> <FONT SIZE=2><B>Disclaimer: Unless otherwise indicated, this website and its contents are the intellectual property of Inquiry Unlimited and are protected, without limitation pursuant to United States and foreign copyright laws. 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