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Asking research questions What makes a good research question? We will be exploring the difference between fact-based questions or "closed" questions and questions that require making inferences and synthesizing information or "open" questions. We will discuss why open questions make better research questions. 2 years 41 weeks ago
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ddorzweiler
It's Debatable Eighth graders will be able to articulate connections between selected historical and current issues. Students will be able to explain at least two sides of an issue. This lesson is designed to help students answer two essential questions. Is history relevant to modern issues? Do issues have clear wrongs and rights? 2 years 44 weeks ago
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DebLogan
George Washington: Was he a responsible family man as well as a great leader? As a team effort, students will write a letter of recommendation to the editor of a local newspaper supporting the idea that George Washington was a good father and a great leader of our country. Essential Questions: What are primary sources? How could George Washington be a good father if he had no children of his own? Was George Washington a great leader? Why did he deserve to have a place on Mt. Rushmore? 1 year 48 weeks ago
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dhemming
Plagiarism: Avoiding Accidental Internet Plagiarism In this lesson in the research paper unit, students will learn why cutting information from the Internet and pasting it into a research paper is plagiarism. They will learn how to properly paraphrase and cite their sources to avoid the consequences of theft of intellectual property. The essential questions for this lesson include: Why can't I cut and paste information from the Internet? How can I report my research without risking a charge of plagiarism? 3 years 1 week ago
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digeronimot
Hamlet Research Paper: Find, Evaluate, and Select Appropriate Research Sources Students will learn why general Internet search engines are not always the best first-source for research papers (yielding only 25%, at best, of available Web information, according to Devine and Egger-Sider in Going Beyond Google). The essential questions for this lesson include: How can I use the Internet to accurately determine how much of Hamlet is based on true historical events? 2 years 36 weeks ago
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digeronimot
Evaluating Animal Nonfiction Book(s) Concept: Evaluating the usefulness of a nonfiction book. Students will use a nonfiction book's spine, front cover, table of contents, and index with the help of their research word bank to determine the usefulness of their resource. Essential question: How will you know that your nonfiction book will answer your questions about your animal? 1 year 3 weeks ago
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dlum.hasl@gmail.com
Wildflower Field Guides Students will study plants, the plant life cycle, and wildflowers native to their school location. They will then make a field guide of local wildflowers, using photographs and existing field guides to research what flowers grow in the area, where, and when they are in bloom. 1 year 50 weeks ago
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dmbuendorf
Burr Airlines Flight to Asia: building inquiry skills This lesson is designed to call upon student prior knowledge and build student knowledge of and interest in India, China and Japan in order to stimulate student wonder and inquiry. Students formulate research questions that are subordinate questions of the three essential questions dictated by the district social studies curriculum: How do Asian people interact with the land?; How do they interact with one another?; and How are they affected by their beliefs? 3 years 6 days ago
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dpersson
California’s Native American Tribes In this session, students will be introduced to the importance of effective note taking. Using print reference materials and web resources, students will answer the essential guiding question, "How did the native Californians live in the past?". These notes will then allow them create a compare/contrast chart for their final unit project, a compare/contrast poster on their specific tribe. 2 years 3 weeks ago
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dtschudy
Endangered Animals Trading Cards This lesson is designed to help students understand that they can apply their knowledge about endangered animals to helping make a difference in a real-world context by spreading awareness and raising money for a cause. 1 year 49 weeks ago
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eavilett