7 Significant Romans Inquiry Unit

Step 1: Pose Real Questions

Step 1 is to formulate questions in relation to the inquiry focus (topic / phrase / situation). 

Use the tools and the guidelines below to help you pose your real questions.


Exploring a Significant Roman

When exploring Significant Roman complete the steps below:

  1. List Individuals which interest you.
  2. What are their intriguing factors.
  3. What are the positives and negatives relating to the individuals intriguing factors.
  4. Rank the individuals.
  5. The individual ranked at number 1 is the individual to start writing questions about.

Formulating Inquiry Questions

Questioning Rules
  1. Write as many questions down about the INQUIRY TOPIC as possible.
  2. Don't stop to discuss or try to answer any questions as your write.
  3. Write down the questions verbatim.
  4. Change all statements to questions.
Improve the Question(s)
  • Identify what questions are closed (eg yes / no answers) and what questions are open-ended.
  • Change closed questions to open-ended questions.
  • Will my question(s) help me discover what I NEED to know?
  • Use Bloom's Taxonomy to scale the complexity of the questions OR use Glossary of key words used in the formulation of questions.
  • Prioritise your questions eg three you will answer first or highlight three that are the most important or three that you want to explore further. 

Adapted from www.rightquestion.org 

Example of Introductory Questions using MindMeister

Once you have formulated a question or questions that will ensure you cover the inquiry focus move onto Find Resources.

The right resources contain the information your require to answer your question(s).