This year the grade 8 students have been learning science and social studies through the inquiry process.They have also incorporated ELA into their inquiry to give students real-world applications for their ELA skills. Through the inquiry process they have been focusing on not just the content but also skill development. They are using the content as the vehicle to drive the development of important skills such as; inquiry, research, critical thinking, communication, planning, revision and reflection.
Last month they were working through the inquiry process with light as their topic. Each student has created online content to demonstrate their learning. Check out what they did at this link: http://gr8lightinquiry.blogspot.ca/