In order to engage students in instruction that integrates social studies and the arts, teachers need to use a variety of questioning strategies. Questioning engages students’ depth of knowledge and promotes problem-solving and higher-order thinking.
Part 1: Questioning Strategies
In Topic 1, you researched instructional strategies that support a learning activity that integrates social studies and the arts.
For this assignment, you will use the same grade level standards in social studies and the arts, and the learning objective you used in Topic 1. Examine questioning strategies that develop higher-order skills, stimulate discussion, and promote inquiry and critical thinking, in order to complete the “Questioning Strategies” template. The questions you create should include concepts in social studies and the arts, procedures and applications from social studies and the arts, activate prior knowledge for the lesson, and encourage exploration and problem-solving. The “Questioning Strategies” template includes:
- Social studies standard and an arts standard, grade level, and learning objectives from Topic 1.
- A variety of five probing questions that can be used as pre-assessment and formative assessment questions.
Part 2: Reflection
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on how asking a variety of questions and using different questioning strategies can help students develop higher-order skills, activate prior knowledge, encourage exploration, and promote problem-solving and inquiry. Explain how questioning strategies can be implemented to meet the learning needs of diverse students in your future professional practice.
Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.