Third graders recently worked on an inquiry-based social studies unit that allowed them to compare and contrast the culture in the United States to the culture of a country of their choice. Students were immersed in online research via Chromebooks as well as researching cultural elements through text. They enjoyed learning about “what makes culture” through reading about what children from other countries enjoy and take part in (sports, foods, languages and daily life). Students worked in partnerships or small groups to research and then complete an essay independently highlighting what they learned through their research. Pictured here are students hard at work from Mrs. Jackson’s class.