Making Social Studies Primary in the Primary Classroom: Inquiry Design and Student Engagement

Erica Croft, Teacher
Morrill, Nebraska

First-grade teacher Erica Croft outlines the importance of social studies education in the K–3 classroom and gives some pointers on how it can be done in order to increase student engagement and excitement. Are you new to the Inquiry Design Model? This video gives some simple ideas for getting started and allays common teacher concerns. 

Erica Croft is a 1st grade teacher in the rural town of Morrill, Nebraska. She is passionate about inquiry and student engagement in the primary classroom and has been working with the Nebraska MultiCultural Education Initiative, a collaboration between the Nebraska Department of Education and the Smithsonian Institute to create high quality social studies content told from multiple perspectives.

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