Teaching with Primary Sources

Inquiry Kits for Social Studies

Inquiry kits are the perfect start for middle and high school student research projects. Each theme-based kit features thinking questions, primary and secondary sources, and tools to analyze historical materials from the Library of Congress. Choose from a broad collection of U.S. and World History topics.

Teacher Resources for Inquiry Kits

Select a collection to find related topics as well as primary and secondary sources to develop a classroom research project.

U.S. History Inquiry Kits

Explore this collection of sixty inquiry kits that let students study historical topics that excite them. Each kit has primary and secondary sources to analyze. Study everything from early American colonies to modern politics. Inquiry kits examine social studies themes and align to Maryland curriculum units.

child's color drawing of the American flag with colorful text


World History Inquiry Kits

Explore this collection of sixty inquiry kits that let students study historical topics that excite them. Each kit has primary and secondary sources to analyze. Study everything from early cultures to modern politics. Inquiry kits examine social studies themes and align to Maryland curriculum units.

hand-colored global map of the world