Authors: Jana Kirchner, Ph.D., Andrew McMichael, Ph.D.
Product Code: 8599
ISBN: 978-1-61821-859-9
Pages: 270
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Spanning the time period from 15,000 BCE to 1500 CE, Inquiry-Based Lessons in World History (Vol. 1) focuses on creating global connections between people and places using primary sources in standards-based lessons. With sections on early humans, the ancient world, classical antiquity, and the world in transition, this book provides teachers with inquiry-based, ready-to-use lessons that can be adapted to any classroom and that encourage students to take part in the learning process by reading and thinking like historians. Each section contains chapters that correspond to the scope and sequence of most world history textbooks. Each inquiry lesson begins with an essential question and connections to content and literacy standards, followed by primary source excerpts or links to those sources. Lessons include step-by-step directions, incorporate a variety of literacy strategies, and require students to make a hypothesis using evidence from the texts they have read.

Grades 7–10

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by Justin Mitchell
on 6/4/2019
from Bowling Green, Kentucky
Every social studies teacher needs this resource!
As both a social studies teacher and gifted and talented coordinator, Inquiry-Based Lessons in World History is an incredible resource for teachers! The books are great for both the first year teacher and the veteran teacher because there are step-by-step lessons which you can use in their entirety or you can pick and choose the aspects of the lesson that work best for your teaching style. I personally love the lesson hooks and the variety of inquiry-based strategies that are provided for each lesson. As a gifted and talented coordinator, I would recommend this for elementary teachers looking for above-level text and a way to challenge your advanced learners. Don’t be fooled by the label “Grades 7-10” since these books can be easily used by grades 6th through 12th. I’m so excited about this resource and can’t wait for the upcoming school year to implement these lessons in my classroom.
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Review by: Joanne Bell, MiddleWeb - July 11, 2019
This is a phenomenal find for me. I teach seventh grade Ancient History, and I am constantly searching for ways to make the material more relevant and exciting. The topical links are important themes that are common in all cultures, like religion, government, geography, culture, art, technology and economics. By repeatedly discussing these connections among civilizations, the book can deepen learning and greatly enhance student memory and recall of the material.
 
Review by: Lewie Dunn, Adjunct Professor of History, Georgia Military College - May 20, 2019
Kirchner & McMichael have written a wonderful text to assist educators in preparing their lesson plans for world history. It is a great reference for new teachers and a way to breathe new life into the lessons of older educators. This work will help expand your lessons where budget restraints come into play for the educator as well.
 

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