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Big 6+ Inquiry Process: Elementary SS/Writing Inquiry Lessons

Inquiry Topics

Grade Social Studies - 2nd Quarter Third Quarter Inquiry
K Personal history (biography) Librarian’s Choice
1 Family history (biography) Librarian’s Choice
2 Neighborhood/School history Librarian’s Choice
3 Omaha history--landmarks Librarian’s Choice
4 Nebraska history--frontier Librarian’s Choice

Early European Explorers of Americas

Noodle Tools

Librarian’s Choice
6 NONE Librarian’s Choice

Content Specific Resources by Grade Level

This notebook can be accessed by OPS teachers through their Office 365 accounts.  It provides resources to use with each of the inquiry projects K-6 for social studies.

Integrated Pacing Guides

Each of the integrated pacing guides gives a snapshot of each quarter for each grade level.  For each grade level, you will also find suggested topics that would work well with the Super 3+/Big 6+ Inquiry process for both science and social studies.

Social Studies Lessons--Quarter 2

The Social Studies & Big 6+ Inquiry project provides a common summative assessment for Social Studies during second quarter, giving all OPS students opportunity to develop research skills specific to Omaha history.

During the first part of 2nd quarter, classroom teachers will cover the social studies curriculum for their grade level while school librarians prepare students for inquiry.  During the last part of 2nd quarter, school librarians will complete the social studies projects are written below and share final products with classroom teachers who will grade them.

The Inquiry Arc of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies process includes 1 Developing questions and planning inquiries; 2 Applying disciplinary concepts and tools; 3 Evaluating sources and using evidence; and 4 Communicating conclusions and taking informed action. The inquiry process helps students inquire to better understand the world around them.

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Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).