Units in Inquiry Journeys are built from instructional modules, each of which contains a connected series of lessons. Modules fall into three main categories.
- Launch Modules: A Launch Module is made up of lessons that hook students into the inquiry, introduce the Inquiry Question, and help students generate questions to guide their exploration. A Launch Module is used only once, at the beginning of each unit.
- Investigation Modules: An Investigation Module is framed by a unique Essential Question. It contains lessons that guide students through the investigation of a specific topic related to the inquiry. Typically, there are four Investigation Modules per unit.
- Action Modules: During an Action Module, students take Informed Action, shifting the focus of their work to planning and implementing an action that impacts their world. As part of this process, they create an Inquiry Product that supports their action, then share their efforts with a public audience.