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Social Inquiry

In social inquiry, children use hands on strategies such as interviewing people, doing surveys, and examining photos, artefacts, articles, recounts and documents to gather information about their wonderings (Get It).  They learn to make inferences from their observations and identify common themes in their findings.  As a result, they develop understanding about how society works and how people have different beliefs and values (Sort It).  In the Use It phase, children link their learning back to themselves, asking ‘So What?’ (so what does this mean to me/us?), and ‘Now What?’ questions (now what might I/we do about this?)