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Questions, Quests, and Quizzical Thinking: Scaffolding student Inquiry through the Internet

Jeremiah Clabough (The University of Tennessee) *
Thomas Turner (The University of Tennessee) *

Social Studies Research and Practice

ISSN: 1933-5415

Article publication date: 1 November 2011

Issue publication date: 1 November 2011

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Abstract

Inquiry-based instruction in social studies began as a transformative movement whose proponents included Shirley Engle, Donald Oliver, and James Shaver in the middle of the twentieth-century. Inquiry-based instruction is relevant to twenty-first century social studies and is gaining even more importance in the age of the Internet. Six specific websites are presented that can be used for student inquiry and research primarily at the middle school level. We describe ways of utilizing these sites to drive student involvement and self-assessment while also presenting criteria for selecting additional websites to use in the classroom.

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Clabough, J. and Turner, T. (2011), "Questions, Quests, and Quizzical Thinking: Scaffolding student Inquiry through the Internet", Social Studies Research and Practice, Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 93-103. https://doi.org/10.1108/SSRP-03-2011-B0007

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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