You'll find a few different kinds of library resources in this research guide. Some resources can help you build your own understanding of a social studies topic and develop a compelling question; other resources can help your students build their understandings and practice the work of historians and social scientists. The graphic above and the table below map these types of resources to the Inquiry Design Model (IDM).
Build your understanding with scholarly sources to develop a compelling question that reflect the interests of students and the curriculum and content with which students might have little experience.
Find disciplinary sources for your students to use in building their understandings of the compelling and supporting questions and to practice the work of historians and social scientists.