In partnership with the University of Michigan's Read.Inquire.Write., a Library of Congress TPS grant recipient, the State Historical Society of Iowa is excited to share resources to support primary source-based inquiry and argument writing in social studies.
To integrate these materials, Read.Inquire.Write. follows the process detailed in the graphic above. The disciplinary literacy tools from Read.Inquire.Write. create a process to support middle school students' inquiry and argument writing that can be combined with any of the State Historical Society’s Primary Source Sets.
The Read.Inquire.Write. tools support:
+ reading of a source
+ analysis of complex social and historical problems
+ developing arguments on the basis of sources
+ planning and composing written arguments
+ setting goals for improvement
|Follow this example to integrate the disciplinary literacy tools from Read.Inquire.Write. with the State Historical Society's Underground Railroad Primary Source Set.|
|1) Read.Inquire.Write. Teacher Guide for Underground Railroad Primary Source Set|
|2) Read.Inquire.Write. Student Guide for Underground Railroad Primary Source Set|
|3) Go to "Integrate Read.Inquire.Write. Tools with Other Primary Sources" to access downloadable Powerpoints and Word documents of this sample integration.|
|4) Go to Read.Inquire.Write. to learn more about their disciplinary literacy tools, or to see how they integrate tools into investigations of world geography, ancient world history and U.S. history.|