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Introduction to Research Essential Question: What sources will help me complete my research paper? What are my strengths and weaknesses when doing research? Students will see many sources are available to them in different formats. They will explore these during the unit. How do you find books using the Dewey Decimal System? The main source for this lesson is non-fiction books. 3 years 15 weeks ago
Michele L Kuhar
Note-taking: K.I.S.S. "Keep it Short and Simple" As part of the Science, LA, and Information/Computer/Technology (ICT) Curriculum; students will research energy sources in order to answer one of these essential questions. 1. What energy source should be used to operate a new power plant in our state? 2. What energy source should be used to provide electricity for a new school in our town? 3. Should your next family car be powered by gasoline or an alternative power source? 3 years 15 weeks ago
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? 3 years 10 weeks ago
Rock Star Road Trip Just what is there to do and see in this country anyway? We don't often ask students what their interests are. Through personal choice in music, this activity encourages students to visit other cities, apply real-world tools, and discover just what there is to do in other places. May be conducted collaboratively with music (genre), social studies (geography), and Math (economics)or may be taught in isolation. 3 years 10 weeks ago
What Were They Thinking Then, What Are We Thinking Now? In the library students compare primary sources from two time periods relating to an issue in their novel or play. Students compare how the issue was perceived by characters in their work to how it is perceived by individuals today. The essential questions for this lesson are: Have the ideas and perspectives about the main issue of the novel or play changed with time? To what extent has the issue been resolved? 3 years 8 weeks ago
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. 3 years 7 weeks ago
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? 3 years 3 weeks ago
Mathematical Magnitude: Research Using Print Sources This lesson is designed to teach students to use a print source to locate and use information about his/her career choice in order to answer the essential question: How are mathematics used in real life? 2 years 41 weeks ago
Closing Lesson for the Gothic Genre The gothic introductory lesson is the pre-curser to a unit on gothic literature. At the close of the lesson the students will be asked to complete a culminating project on the genre in conjunction with the school librarian. The students must create a display within the library that outlines gothic literature and features selections of gothic literature within the display. Students will also be required to write a short essay, answer the following essential question: How does the “gothic” or popular culture compare with the “gothic” of American Literature? 2 years 39 weeks ago
Secret Life of Bees Research Students are to use the connection of the setting and time period of the novel, The Secret Life of Bees, to make connections to events in the novel to events in America's history. The essay should provide information about the topic as well as explain its significance. Student's sample essential question will be along the lines of "What is the [insert topic here] and how did it affect the Civil Rights Movement in this country?" 2 years 33 weeks ago