How can I research a historical incident using inquiry? 

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kandi125 | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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Inquiry-based learning starts by posing questions, problems or scenarios—rather than simply presenting established facts or portraying a smooth path to knowledge. The process is often assisted by a facilitator. Inquirers will identify and research issues and questions to develop their knowledge or solutions. 

In order to conduct an inquiry on a historical incident, one must: 

Firstly familiarize yourself with the event - be familiar with the events that were reported to have happened in such a historical period. So, you would research a particular historical incident based on the question given to you by your teacher or questions created by yourself, using available primary and secondary sources of information on the historical event. Try to use credible sources which provide unbiased presentation of data, especially when data is obtained from internet articles.

Secondly re-read the question - is the information you found relevant to the question (does it provide the answers to the inquiry questions)? Additionally, reminding yourself of the inquiry question(s) saves time, as it makes for easier skimming of material to locate useful information in relation to the inquiry questions.

Thirdly answer the inquiry questions - based on the information collected from researching historical documents answer the questions of the inquiry. 

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