Title

Designing Geographic Inquiry: Preparing Secondary Students For Citizenship

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-25-2018

Department

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Abstract

Social studies professionals advocate linking discipline-based content to citizenship learning goals. However, research suggests that students rarely encounter inquiry-based instruction in their geography coursework and have few opportunities to explore how geography impacts civic decision making. In this article, we present a problem-based geographic inquiry model that organizes geography instruction around civic problems that require ethical decision making. This model is being used as the basis for a lesson study professional development project called the Bridging Divides Project. A curricular exemplar on population change illustrates how the design process results in a product that supports learners in reasoning about a social issue.

Publication Title

Journal of Geography

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