Inquiry into Social Justice

The aim of this project is to extend our experiences with teacher inquiry into conducting our first Social Justice inquiry project.  Our vision of this summative task is to make visible our thinking about social injustice.

Phases of Inquiry Exploration

1. Intitial question.

Why is this question important to me ?

How is this question connected to my life / my beliefs ?

Discussion and further thinking on the question.  How did group processes help/ change my thinking ?

2. Data Collection

How will I explore my question

What information sources are you using most of the time ?

What information sources are you rarely using ?

What are some interesting quotes I found in articles / books, etc.

Did I find something I did not expect to discover about the issue ?

3. Data Analysis

What did I discover ?

Do I see emerging themes or patterns ?

What are the most important things I discovered ?

How did my conversations with my peers help me get insight into my issue/ question ?

4. Implications

How can I connect my question to my school, the community, a political policy ?

How did my inquiry change my thinking ?

What new questions do I have now ?

5. Sharing my inquiry

. Impact my peers in school in a positive way

. Keep journals and reports.

. Add visuals

. Blog/ Prezi / video




Print Books vs. Ebooks

Did you know that NWSS Library has a collection of ebooks as well as print books ?

Consider the differences between ebooks and print books and decide which format is best for you.

For instructions, click: How to access the e books

Gale Science in Context ebook Titles

World History in Context ebook Titles

Print Book


Can take it anywhere and read it anytime. Requires periodic access to a power source.  Needs an internet connection to download or read a book.
Require huge amounts of paper and take up truckloads of room. Do not waste paper. Can store hundreds of books in one device.
Highlighting of library books is not allowed. Can save highlights and bookmarks forever.
Vast collections of print books are available for purchase or loan. Not all books are available as ebooks. More books are published as print books than ebooks.
Can borrow from libraries free of charge. However, some reference books are not available for loan. Ebooks can be viewed or downloaded from some libraries. Many ebooks are available for viewing or download for free.