I had stated in my last Blog that Lynn and I are collaborating with this current inquiry. The 7th grade's inquiry is on the Medieval times and the 8th is on the Civil War. I think that I have allowed way too much time for this inquiry. They are so over it. I think because they would like to work on something else in literacy (not that this is all that we do). ALSO, the previous inquiries, they needed to do their KWL notes and make a presentation, which they love. This time, they had to do the KWL, research notes, AND, write a research paper. You'd think that I had asked them to climb Mt. Everest. I have figured out that inquiry can certainly be fun, yet there needs to be rigor. I think that I was having so much fun with this new "thing" that I didn't work on the rigor. Or, maybe the rigor is built in.
So, here's my Big Blog Question...do you think the rigor is built in???