Following the Threads: Bringing Inquiry Research into the Classroom integrates several strands related to inquiry research. Historians, artists, and educators are interviewed about carrying out research, and teachers who regularly conduct projects, expeditions, and other student-centered research strategies discuss their work. Complete with lesson and unit suggestions and further resources, this book is a tapestry of ideas for teachers, woven from the work and wisdom of educators and artists who follow the threads of their own questions and their students', bringing passion, depth, and authenticity to classroom teaching at any level.
The Author: Doug Selwyn is an associate professor of education at Plattsburgh State University in upstate New York. He taught in Seattle public schools from 1984-2000. He was the Washington State Social Studies Teacher of the Year in 1990-1991, and was a member of the Washington State Council for the Social Studies board. He has written several books on teaching social studies.