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I N T E R A C T I V E S T U D E N T N O T E B O O K P R O C E S S I N G Social scientists learn about the past by asking questions and conducting inquiries. You can be a “history detective” too! What is something that you wonder about the past? You might wonder why an event happened or how something got to be the way it is today. Write your question below. My compelling question: Now plan an inquiry to answer your question. • Think of one specific question each of the social scientists below might ask. These questions should help answer your bigger, compelling question. • Brainstorm sources where you could find information to answer these supporting questions. Supporting Questions Sources of Information Archaeologist Historian Geographer 6 Investigating the Past © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute