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It's tough for high schoolers to assess what is a credible resource and what is not. Here, class members research a particular topic and record two facts and create one lie while documenting the sources. They then exchange these lists of truths and lies and attempt to determine, through research, what is factual and what isn't. Also included are suggestions for adapting the lesson to lower grade levels.
Help learners practice their math skills by utilizing the Internet to research a mathematical topic. Your math sleuths will investigate a science or social studies topic from their curriculum and construct a Math Hunt Grid. They create a short presentation as a group based on their math work in the lesson. Very engaging math problem-solving activity!
A format to do a research presentation for A Tale of Two Cities is a great resource for your high schoolers. Give your class guidelines to create group PowerPoints related to the novel. The activity doesn't provide research topics, but it does list requirements for the project. Links under students' technology resources work.
Explore the lives of American Indians and early settlers in the state of Ohio. Young native Ohioans (or members of another state) research primary and secondary multimedia sources that detail the history between American Indians and Ohio settlers. Then they produce a talk show where they role-play the history between the two groups. As a cumulative activity, they make a timeline of significant events from that time period.
Build collaboration skills with this short unit on Internet research. After assigning a year in the past to research, the teacher gives learners a planning page to get them started on their PowerPoint presentations. Scholars spend several days compiling information and organizing it into cohesive presentations. To make this lesson more relevant, you might pick an era that relates to a unit of study in your class.
Should Internet users who send data-heavy content pay higher fees than those who are involved in activities, like sending an email, that have less content? This question is at the heart of the Net Neutrality debate. After watching a PBS video about Net Neutrality legislation, participants search the Internet for additional information on the topic, and craft a one-page persuasive editorial that expresses their position on the issue.
What are characteristics of a planet? With this plan, learners investigate the characteristics of the planets in our solar system. They gather research of the nine planets by using the Internet and other research tools. Then they create a model of a planet and present an oral report in small learning groups.
Students complete a research activity about themselves. In this research activity lesson, students access an article on brainstorming and identifying personality traits. Students brainstorm about their personality traits and view a related PowerPoint. Students create their own PowerPoint about themselves and write an 'I Am' poem.
Do you have a report writing assignment coming up? Emerging writers apply a step-by-step process to write a report. They begin by identifying their topic and locating resources. They use bibliography cards, answer questions, write a rough draft including a bibliography, edit, revise and then write a final!