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Understanding inquirED's Inquiry Journeys Curriculum

  • Legacy 2.0 vs. Updated 2.1: Over the 2022–23 school year, inquirED will be rolling out updated versions of K–5 Inquiry Journeys Inquiry units.
  • Inquiry Structure Overview: In Inquiry Journeys, all Inquiries follow the same structure. Use this tool to understand the different modules that make up an Inquiry and how they support student learning.
  • Landmark Lessons: Every Inquiry Journeys Inquiry is punctuated by Landmark Lessons. Each of these lessons has a specific function that shapes the direction of the Inquiry.
  • Inquiry Overview Guided Tour: Watch this video to get to know the Inquiry Overview.
  • Module Exploration Guided Tour: Watch this video to get to know the modules that make up an Inquiry.
  • Lesson Exploration Guided Tour: Watch this video to learn the key features of an Inquiry Journeys lesson.

Understanding inquirED's World History Curriculum


  • Assessment in Inquiry Journeys: Inquiry Journeys takes the struggle out of creating assessments, providing teachers with formative assessments in every lesson and summative assessment support across Inquiries.
  • Assessment Guides: Assessment guides help teachers use written, drawn, or observational student responses to monitor student growth.


  • Standards Alignment in Inquiry Journeys: Inquiry Journeys aligns to the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies and inquirED’s Inquiry Skills Standards. Inquiry Journeys also aligns to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy Anchor Standards (CCSS-ELA) and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) competencies.
  • inquirED's Inquiry Skills: The Inquiry Skills are a set of five powerful skills that are used throughout the inquiry process to generate questions, conduct sustained investigations, and take informed action.


  • Time Saving Tips: Here are some ways teachers have customized lessons in order to save time.