The Library of Congress has a myriad of resources that support outstanding inquiry lessons. In a world that is focused on media, civil discourse (and sometimes not so civil discourse) and primary sources, it is critical to teach students how to think about what they are seeing.
The Herblock Collection of historic political cartoons is a beautiful way to have students explore issues from history which may still have relevance today. In addition, the Library of Congress Analysis Guides for Political Cartoons can help guide the analysis of these primary sources and provide a foundation for discussion.
For some exceptional resources that are strong in methodology check out the Project Zero Strategy from Harvard School of Education or these resources we have tweaked with task cards and reflections sheets for group work.
We are thrilled to share these at #CCSS2018 (The Colorado Council of Social Studies ) and our colleagues. Enjoy and here are more resources too!