Teaching With Your Mouth Shut

Integrating Inquiry Into Your 6-12 Social Studies Instruction

What can it look like when we intentionally keep our mouths shut and let our kids dig into our content? When we no longer rely on the traditional social studies lecture to deliver information? And when we're asking kids to solve problems and to think historically.

During this self-paced course, you'll explore the research more deeply, play with a variety of effective integration strategies, and dig into all sorts of materials and resources that will help you as you integrate an inquiry-based instructional model in your social studies classroom.

The course is broken into five chunks:

  • Research & Rationale for Integrating Inquiry-Based Learning (Free preview)
  • Artifacts, Google Arts & Culture, and Some Very Sweet Primary Sources
  • Interactive Whiteboards and Hexagonal Thinking
  • Structured Academic Controversy
  • Inquiry Design Model and C3 Teaching

You'll get the chance to learn together with Essdack Social Studies Consultant Glenn Wiebe and walk away smarter with tools you can use right away!


Your Instructor


Glenn Wiebe
Glenn Wiebe

Glenn’s educational career began at Derby Middle School, finding ways to help thirteen year olds enjoy American History. Wiebe earned his Master’s in American History while continuing to develop innovative practices and sharing them with his students. He spent five years working in higher education, designing effective instruction and integrating video games into social science classrooms. Glenn now travels across the country as an ESSDACK education consultant providing keynotes, presentations, and curriculum development.


Course Curriculum


  Part One - Research & Rationale for Integrating Inquiry-Based Learning
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  Part Two - Artifacts, Google Arts & Culture, and Other Very Cool Primary Sources
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  Part Three: Interactive Whiteboards and Hexagonal Thinking
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  Part Four: Structured Academic Controversy
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  Part Five: The Inquiry Design Model
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  Course Reflection
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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