The inquiry process is a way to help us ask questions and find answers.  The components below are all part of the process, but they won't always happen in the same order.  Also you might revisit steps along the way.


FORMULATE QUESTIONS: good inquiry questions are important and meaningful to us, are open-ended - they do not have just 1 answer, are debatable - people may not agree on the answer, can be answered by gathering evidence and facts


EVALUATE AND DRAW CONCLUSIONS: Use your new understanding and what you already know, evaluate your evidence to see if it does or does not support your conclusion, determine whether you have enough evidence, you may need more sources


GATHER AND ORGANISE: Keep your inquiry question in mind, organise it in a way that will help you  understand it, make sure you use reliable sources, investigate different sources and perspectives, look for ways that different pieces might fit together, try to find patterns, put the evidence you have found into your own words


INTERPRET AND ANALYSE: To increase your understanding you can, think about your evidence in different ways, try to uncover new details and perspectives,


COMMUNICATE: Create a presentation for your findings that must include your inquiry question, the evidence you found, your conclusion, a creative delivery that will engage your audience 



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