• Inquiry – C3

    College, Career and Civic Life


    “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke


    The Four Dimensions

    (1) Developing questions and planning inquiries

    (2) Applying disciplinary concepts and tools

    (3) Evaluating sources and using evidence

    (4) Communicating conclusions and taking informed action


    Inquiry: the act of asking questions in order to gather or collect information


    1- Problem Statement


    • Determine what to investigate

    • Formulate a question


      2- Data Collection


    • Gather information


      3- Analysis


    • Examine information

    • Explain information

    • Determine Impact of information




    • The solution to the original problem statement


       To think deeply is to acknowledge complexity. 

       It is to ask questions without seeing immediate answers.

       It is to examine the forces that wrought the fact as well as its impact.



    To study history is to deconstruct the present.