Social Studies / History

#Inspired2Learn is a collection of Inspired Teaching® resources and lessons
to help parents and teachers foster engaging learning with students.

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Seeing with Different Eyes

Seeing with Different Eyes

Using basic observation and listening skills, this activity can serve as a catalyst for building community in the classroom and deepening understanding of how each of your students thinks.

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Yes. But… vs. Yes! And…

Yes. But… vs. Yes! And…

As teachers, embracing an improvisational mindset can help us think creatively about problems, and building this kind of thinking in our students can do the same for them. This activity is a good place to start. 

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Zoom Out

Zoom Out

Considering the size of our problems in the relation to a bigger context can help us understand the nature of the issue better, and sometimes even make the problem seem less huge.

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Seven Bikes

Seven Bikes

This activity combines observation and inquiry as learners exercise their imaginations to find multiple answers to the same question.

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Plan a Trip 

Plan a Trip 

In this activity, students plan a trip from start to finish including where they wish to go and what they wish to see when they go there.

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What would you see in a museum of Me? 

What would you see in a museum of Me? 

This activity is designed to fuel conversation and creative thought about what objects represent, how we elevate them to the level of treasured artifacts, and what particular items best represent our own particular persona.

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