Inquiry-Based Activities

Teach It is a project of Connecticut Humanities, formed in collaboration with the Connecticut League of History Organizations.

About Teach It

Driven by a desire to help the state’s educators foster a greater appreciation for Connecticut’s role in national historical narratives, Teach It provides inquiry-based activities that reinforce the learning principles found in the state social studies frameworks. These exercises contain grade-specific content meant to help educators incorporate Connecticut history into the classroom by providing resources that walk students through all four steps of the Inquiry Arc found in the Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks:

  • Developing questions and planning inquiry
  • Apply disciplinary concepts and tools
  • Evaluating sources and using evidence
  • Communicating conclusions and taking informed actions

Developed by educators for educators

The content for the activities was developed by educators for educators to be both intuitive and adaptable, allowing teachers the flexibility to incorporate the activities in the manner best-suited to their goals. Check back often as we are in regular contact with teachers, museum educators, heritage organizations, and educational consultants to develop new and relevant content for the site.

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