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Case Maker is a customizable system of inquiry-based learning for middle school students using primary sources from the Library of Congress.

Introduction and Overview

Welcome to Making the Case with Primary Sources, a professional development module for middle school educators. This module provides an overview of inquiry-based learning as well as an introduction to Case Maker, an interactive tool designed to help teachers implement inquiry-based learning in civics education.

Click through the following slideshow to learn more about Case Maker.

Module Objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Learn about the importance of inquiry-based learning in the classroom.
  • Understand the six stages of the Stripling Model of Inquiry.
  • Explore the document analysis process using the Library of Congress Primary Source Analysis Tool.
  • Learn how to implement Case Maker.
  • Understand how Case Maker aligns with the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) for Social Studies State Standards.