In the United States, it’s pumpkin season! I know that because every time I open up Pinterest, I find about 50 different pins about pumpkins. However, here in Morocco, where I live, there are no pumpkins sitting around – at least not pretty orange ones. We do have pumpkins that look like giant green squash on the outside and are nice and orange on the inside. When I say giant, I do mean giant, they are about the size of a very large watermelon, but fatter! However, the inside tastes exactly like pumpkin, and is delicious in couscous.
Even though I don’t have any orange pumpkins lying around, I wanted to give my students some time to explore pumpkins, so I set up this list of questions about pumpkins for them.
The students will choose 1 or 2 questions and use a variety of resources, including books, internet research, and actual pumpkins – to “inquire about pumpkins” on Halloween.
These type of inquiry questions could really work with any fruit or vegetable. What will you have your students inquiring into this month?
This post was brought to you by Heidi Raki of Raki’s Rad Resources. Heidi Raki is a teacher in a multi-grade classroom at the International School of Morocco in Casablanca, Morocco. She enjoys using technology.