Elementary school is the initial foundation of all
subsequent levels of schooling. In the process of forming
character, skills and knowledge of students, one of the
teacher's problems is how to choose learning media that
matches the material being taught. The problem found is
that the teacher has not developed learning that makes
students active. This resulted in a boring learning
atmosphere and Social Sciences (Social Studies) learning
conducted by the teacher was still limited to rote material.
Students are only treated to material without regard to
other abilities that should be mastered by students. The
research objective was to improve students' problem
solving skills through the application of social inquiry
learning models to fourth grade students at SD GMIT
Bakitba. Research using classroom action research
methods. Data collection techniques are observation and
tests. The results showed that the activities of students and
teachers in the application of the social inquiry learning
model showed increased results.
Keywords : Learning models, social inquiry, elementary students, problem solving skills.