Episode 107: Taking Action in Social Studies Inquiries with Carly Muetterties

In this episode, Michael and Dan chat with Carly Muetterties of C3Teachers.org about dimension four of the C3 Inquiry Arc: Taking informed action. We played around with some other titles like, “Beyond the Letters to the Editor” and the Sondheim-inspired, “Finishing the Arc,’ however, we landed here to be more descriptive.

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Episode 107- Taking Informed Action

Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Check out C3Teachers.org and Carly’s inquiries:
    1. Kentucky slavery inquiry
    2. Early Agriculture inquiry
    3. Archaeology inquiry
    4. Chinese inquiry
  2. Check out Carly’s previous episode: Episode 84: Inquiry in Elementary Education with Emma Thacker, Erin Casey, Katie Knapp, & Carly Muetterties
  3. Dan mentioned the book The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education by Diana E. Hess and Paula McAvoy: http://www.thepoliticalclassroom.com/
  4. BeACitizen.org: Here’s a flowchart for students to create their own taking informed action project. Teachers can also use it when creating a class exercise. https://www.beacitizen.org/how-can-i-take-informed-action.html


Carly Muetterties is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kentucky in social studies curriculum and instruction. Her research interests relate to civic education, world history, and inquiry. She is the managing editor of C3Teachers.org, the companion site to the C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Before graduate school, she taught high school social studies at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Kentucky. She can be emailed at carly.muetterties@uky.edu. As she is the managing editor at C3Teachers.org, you can also connect with her through the C3 Teachers Twitter account of through the C3 Teachers Facebook page!

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