The following charts displays the array of inquiries developed for each Arkansas grade level along with the relevant Arkansas content standard. By viewing the topics for each inquiry, curriculum teams can begin planning their work to develop additional inquiries for the remaining grade-level topics.

Elementary Inquiries

Grade  1 

Do I have to like everyone?

Civics Inquiry on Friendship

By Kristen Hurt & Stephanie Drury
Truman School District
Maggie Herrick – editor

 Grade  1

How do maps talk to us?

Geography Inquiry on Map Skills

Cathy Toney, Conway School District
Maggie Herrick – editor

 Grade  2

Is the relationship between people
and rivers good or bad?

Geography Inquiry on the environment

Lisa Bailey, ADE
Maggie Herrick – editor

Grade  5

Is betrayal always bad?

U.S. History Inquiry on Betrayal

Tanya Ellington & Jennifer Steele, Valley View School District
Lisa Lacefield, Valley View Public Schools – editor

Grade  5

Social media, why can’t I post that?

Civics Inquiry on Social Media

Lisa Bailey
Sarah DeWitt and Maggie Herrick – editor

Middle Grades Inquiries

Grade  6

How do we know the past
without written evidence?

World History Inquiry on Nomadic Life

By Hailey Smith, Elkins School District and
Susan Jarrett & Sheena Racher,
Arkansas Arts Academy
Vicki Yates, Virtual AR – editor

 Grade  7

Why is conflict so
difficult to resolve?

Geography Inquiry on Conflict Resolution

Jeff Davidson,
Little Rock School District

Grade 7

Can nations own the sea?

Geography Inquiry on the South China Sea

Jeff Davidson,
Little Rock School District

Grade  7 

How should South Asia respond
to a growing population?

Geography Inquiry on Population Growth

Jeff Davidson,
Little Rock School District

 Grade  7

Is America the promised land
for the world’s immigrants?

Geography Inquiry on America as a “Promise Land”

Robin Morris, Patty Townsend & Dustin Dean
Gravette School District
Jeff Davidson, LRSD – editor

Grade 7 / 8

Is the Hunter-Dunbar Expedition Worth Remembering?

Arkansas History Inquiry on Hunter-Dunbar Expedition

Jeff Davidson
Little Rock School District

Grade  8

Was the Dust Bowl
a perfect storm?

U.S. History Inquiry on the Dust Bowl

Maggie Herrick, Connie Echols, Greg Moore
Wilbur Mills Educational Coop,
Donna Rush, Northwest AR Educational Coop

Grade  8

Is progress more important
than preservation?

Arkansas History Inquiry on Historical Preservation

Lisa Lacefield
Valley View Public Schools

Secondary Inquiries

Civics

Can polls be trusted?

Inquiry on Polls

Vickie Yates
Virtual AR

Civics

Do we need the electoral college?

Inquiry on the Electoral College

Evan Cowling, Harrison School District

Vicki Yates, Virtual AR– editor

Civics

Was the vote enough?

Inquiry on Women’s Suffrage

Barry Watkins, Bay School District
Vicki Yates, Virtual AR – editor

Civics

Should safety outweigh freedom?

Inquiry on Safety and Freedom

Vickie Yates
Virtual AR

World
History

How did reason lead to revolution?

Inquiry on the Age of Reason

David Freligh, Forrest City

 U. S.
History

Was containment a success?

Inquiry on Containment

Vickie Yates, Virtual AR

U. S.
History

Is it ever too late for justice?

Inquiry on the Murder of Emmett Till

Lisa Lacefield,
Valley View Public Schools

U. S.
History

Can music cause cultural change?

Inquiry on Music and Change

Written by teachers attending
Summer 2017 Inquiry workshop at Arch Ford Cooperative
Vickie Yates, Virtual AR – editor

Economics

Is the United States ready to be
a cash free society?

Inquiry on a Cash Free Society

Sarah DeWitt,
Bentonville Public Schools

Economics

Is Fair Trade Fair?

Inquiry on Trade

Sarah DeWitt,
Bentonville Public Schools

Economics

Do taxes help or hurt U.S. citizens?

Inquiry on Taxes

Tiffany Ford, Virtual Arkansas
David Freligh, Forrest City – editor