A Guide to Essay Writing, Vol. 5: A Teacher's Guide to Historical Inquiry | The Canadian Encyclopedia

A Guide to Essay Writing, Vol. 5: A Teacher's Guide to Historical Inquiry


What is Inquiry?

Inquiry is a process that involves asking questions, analyzing evidence and information, and arriving at reasoned conclusions in order to establish truth, seek information, or deepen understanding. Inquiry is central to history: the word “history” comes from the Greek word ἱστορία or historia, which means inquiry, or knowledge acquired through research.

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