This instructional plan combines Common Core standards and historical thinking skills with primary source inquiry. Each step includes a fill-in-the blank PDF.

Step 1: Deciding on Curriculum Context, Enduring Understandings, Historical Thinking Skills, and Common Core standards

Step 2: Choosing Informational Text, Primary Sources, and Identifying Vocabulary

Step 3: Developing an Instructional Plan using the Inquiry Cycle

The Inquiry Cycle

connecting > asking questions > investigating > constructing new understandings > sharing ideas with others > reflecting on the process

Example of an Instructional Plan (PDF)