Produced for a Year 7 MYP Community Project day, where pupils were encouraged to use the 'reset' provided by the coronavirus pandemic, alongside the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to think of ways they could act locally to make a difference in their communities. Discussed in the Inquiry and Resource Design Forum Topic, "Year 7 IB MYP Community Day/ Project".
Designed to be used as a precursor to the Investigative Journal, this allows students to collect ideas about all the sources they have found in one place before delving more deeply into some using the Investigative Journal. Initially used in the Upper School, this resource has value across a range of subjects and year groups.
The first half of a two part inquiry journal used for our Year 9 individual project (where they can investigate anything they like as long as it relates to a debatable question). This resource helps them to Connect with their interests, Wonder about what they might investigate and record their Investigations.
Designed to support Year 7 pupils in their Computer Science Hardware Inquiry, this workbook is used in conjunction with a resource pack (not uploaded for copyright reasons) over a 5-6 week period to engage students with the underlying question "what is a computer?". Further discussion can be found in the Inquiry and Resource Design forum topic "Year 7 Computer Science Inquiry – Is my brain a computer?".
Used in conjunction with "Economics is the dismal science - key ideas" with Year 12 A-level Economics students preparing for a spiderweb discussion. See Forum "Year 12 Economics Inquiry - The dismal science?" for details. In the original the articles were reproduced in full under educational copyright, but this version cannot be shared online. Links to the articles have been provided where appropriate.
Used in conjunction with "Economics is the dismal science - resource booklet". Year 12 A-level Economics students used this to summarize key ideas during an eight lesson teaching sequence in preparation for a spiderweb discussion. See Forum "Year 12 Economics Inquiry - The dismal science?" for details.
A resource to support and engage students in making notes independently on new topics. Print on A3 double-sided, flip-on-short-edge. The linked resource "Politics Inquiry PEEL" may be used as a follow-up exercise where different students complete different parts of the PEEL for a chosen essay question.
An "Essay Wrap" originally designed to support students in planning Edexcel Political Ideas essays. Print on A3 double-sided, flip-on-short-edge. Students complete the sheet as part of the essay writing process and hand it in with the essay. See the "Essay Planners (A-Level Politics)" topic in the "Inquiry and Resource Design" forum for more details.
An "Essay Wrap" originally designed to support students in planning Edexcel UK and Global Politics essays. Print on A3 double-sided, flip-on-short-edge. Students complete the sheet as part of the essay writing process and hand it in with the essay. See the "Essay Planners (A-Level Politics)" topic in the "Inquiry and Resource Design" forum for more details.
Designed to be issued as a series of separate worksheets not a full journal (some printed on A3 as indicated), this bundle supports the A-Level Politics Pressure Groups inquiry. For more detail see the "Pressure groups inquiry (A-Level Politics)" topic in the "Inquiry and Resource Design" forum. Those sheets produced in Word not Publisher will also be posted separately in an editable format.
A Year 7 History inquiry into why the Black Death could not be cured in the middle ages, considering social, religious and political factors as well as medical. For a full discussion see the topic "Year 7 History Inquiry – Medieval Medicine and The Black Death" in the "Inquiry and Resource Design" forum.
This presentation for a Year 9 Climate Change inquiry goes through the CRAAP Testing process, encouraging students to look at the 'big picture' context of a website first. Works well as an interactive exercise, giving students a printout of the original Breitbart article to annotate and mini-whiteboards to give CRAAP Test scores. "CRAAP Test Sample" can be used as a follow-up handout. See "Year 9 Chemistry" forum topic.
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