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Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based lesson. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about different environmental professions before contacting and interviewing local naturalists.
2nd - 5th Science 13 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Research Papers 1-2-3: Diagram, Outline, Publish
Research paper writing challenges learners' ability to research, plan, organize, write, and revise. Detailed, step-by-step directions, color-coded models, and a series of templates guide class members through the entire process.
7th - 12th Language Arts 164 Views 274 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inspiration: Research Papers 1-2-3: Diagram>Outline>Publish
Bring research papers into the 21st century using this guide to Inspiration Software. If you don't have the program, take a look at the visuals and step-by-step process, which are helpful for any classroom. Using a pre-made template, learners simply research and fill in various sections to organize their findings for the perfectly structured paper.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills 48 Views 184 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Veterans and Their Families
As far back as your scholars can remember, their country has been at war. Be sure they understand the various implications of this global conflict by presenting personal stories of veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the front lines.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 92 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Using Waste Heat to Generate Electricity
High school energy enthusiasts will be able to explain how thermal energy that is a byproduct of industry can be used as an alternative way to generate electricity. After some discussion, brainstorming, listening to podcasts, and research, they will zoom in on a specific example of an industry using this method of electricity generation.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book or a multimedia project for an oral presentation.
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills 10 Views 209 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Researching and Note-Taking: Becoming an Expert on a Colonial Trade
Fourth graders work in small groups to become experts on different colonial trades in the eighth lesson of this unit. Working toward the long-term goal of writing a piece of historical fiction, young scholars read informational texts and work collaboratively to take notes on terms related to their specific trade.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 98 Views 90 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Researching and Note-Taking: Building Expertise About a Colonial Trade
Building on the previous lesson in this unit on colonial trade, the ninth lesson has young experts continuing their research and writing summaries of the information they find. To begin, children participate in guided practice where they read and summarize an informational text as a whole class, learning to focus on the question words who, what, where, when, and why.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 57 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Making inferences about the 2000 presidential election
“Hanging chads.” While these two words may be infamous to most of us, few middle schoolers understand their importance to the presidential election of 2000. As an exercise in drawing inferences, class members examine a Mini Page article about the changes made in political policies and election laws prior to the 2004 election.
6th - 8th Language Arts 29 Views 39 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Holi, Easter, Fassika, Sham El Nessim, and Earth Day are all springtime events that celebrate renewal and hope. Explore how different cultures celebrate the spring season with a three-step lesson plan that incorporates research, social studies, and art.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History 53 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Corporate Irresponsibility? Researching Fashion's Hidden Cost in Bangladesh's Garment Industry
What responsibility, if any, do clothing buyers, clothing retailers, and clothing companies have to ensure the safety of factory workers? The debate about workplace safety following the collapse and fires in Bangladesh clothing factories comes to the classroom as class members take on the role of executives who then research and negotiate policy changes.
8th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Beginning Your Inquiry
If you're starting a research project, use this guide to help young learners form the inquiry for their research. With steps that outline the entire process, including note taking and gauging the quality of an inquiry question, this resource could be a great addition to a class beginning its first research project.
7th - 10th Language Arts 16 Views 169 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
"Conducting Research" is a short presentation that walks secondary students through steps for researching. Plagiarism, style, citing, and creating bibliographies are overviewed. While this is a short slide show, it would be useful to add your own slides to create a more robust presentation.
7th - 9th Language Arts 8 Views 2 Downloads
Animal Research: A Multimedia Approach
Explore the animal kingdom from the safety your classroom. Intended to build on previous learning about ecosystems, this lesson involves students working in pairs to research their favorite animal and present their findings to the class. Though this resource includes only a very general procedural outline, it does provide key steps and considerations needed to support learners' success.
3rd - 6th Science 63 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Snake Handling
Are the studies of art and archeology connected? You bet they are! Young scholars research the ancient temples of Mexico by visiting an archaeology site. They describe the various temples they see, taking note of shapes, stairs, details, and ornamentation.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads
Beginner 4: Searching for Evidence for Research Tasks
Having a strong searching skill set can make a research project much easier and much for successful for pupils. Tackle finding evidence with the ideas included here. The ultimate goal is for class members to learn the stepping stones method, which will help them discover new information and probe more deeply into their research topic.
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills 55 Views 77 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inspiration: Concept Map Creation
Concept mapping allows learners to visually display their research. Bring this skill into the 21st century with a lesson demonstrating the educational software program, Inspiration. While the lesson is useful independently, it is really intended to guide learners through the program.
6th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 72 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Assessing Research Materials
Teaching learners how to evaluate a research source is an important part of the research process. The fresh idea here is that groups first develop a list of reasons why resources should be evaluated, transform these reasons into criteria, use the criteria to develop a rubric, and then test their rubric against two resources (one reliable, one not).
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 39 Views 115 Downloads
Things Fall Apart: Research, Writing & Presentation Project
A great resource for your unit on Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Small groups conduct research about related topics (list included), write papers, present PowerPoint slide shows, and take a student-created test. Fill in a few gaps to support writing and presentation skills if you have grade-level writers.
9th - 11th Language Arts 11 Views 72 Downloads
New Review Cesar Chavez and the Mexican-American Field Worker Experience
After researching and learning about the work of Cesar Chavez, your young historians will design a booklet on the conditions and needs of today's field workers and the Mexican-American field worker experience.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable