A typical week of the curriculum prompts students to investigate the world around them, take action, and share their experiences. In the Community Action week, for example, students investigate how people all over the world are responding to the pandemic with actions that support and encourage others. They then create their own actions - which has led CPS students to paint their doorways, make masks for essential workers, and take other inspiring actions.
Chicago-based startup inquirED created the curriculum. CPS turned to the inquiry-based learning company because it could respond quickly to the changing circumstances of the COVID crisis and had a track record of creating engaging, relevant curriculum.
I have added the contacts below but would really appreciate if you contact me first, just so I can give them a heads up.
Heather Van Benthuysen
Director, Department of Social Science and Civic Engagement, Chicago Public Schools
P: (773) 553-6391 C: (773) 865-5595
Founder & CEO, inquirED
[email protected] | (312) 479 - 4317