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Students explore the geological processes and research methodology involved in the evolution and development of Griffith Park. They justify the selection of a geologic hypothesis based on observations.
Eleventh graders research entertainment and recreation in the early 20th century using the American Memory collections and From the Hidewood: Memories of a Dakota Neighborhood, a book by Robert Amerson reflecting life in Deuel County, South Dakota, during the late 1920s and 1930s. Students then compare the rural experience for this time period to the national experience and to their own experience. .
Students research the issue of hunger and poverty in the US. The class then works together to choose a charitable organization and develop a fundraising strategy.
Students navigate the Visual Thesaurus to find keywords for research.  In this keywords lesson, students use synonyms, hypernyms and hyponyms to find keywords. Students understand why some searches are effective and some are ineffective. 
Young scholars study the work done by various scientists on Antarctica. In this biology lesson, students play the role of researchers who must justify the importance of their study. They create a multimedia presentation about a specific issue that impacts Adelie penguins.
A PBS clip focused on collecting sports memorabilia launches this research project lesson. Class members then read Dan Gutman’s Honus and Me in which Wagner’s baseball card is used to time travel. The lesson ends with researchers presenting their own trading cards and stories about historical figures. Richly detailed, this History Detectives lesson includes multiple links and resource lists.
By digitally organizing research, your class leaves a legacy for future students on the life and times of Mark Twain. Before reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, scholars conduct group research projects on one of six (listed) topics. They focus on recognizing reliable sources, digital curation, and a final presentation. Each group adds a section to a class LiveBinder, a free online organization tool. Spend ample time tutoring groups on this program. No worksheets included.
Students analyze a research report and the list of components needed in a research report and then identify those components based on a set of standards using the scientific method. They collect data which can be used for a graphical determination of density.
Learners work through the steps of writing a research paper in this lesson. They define their problem and decide what sources of information to use. They read, take notes, and organize the collected data. Finally, they write the information in a research paper form.
Eighth graders research inventions using the A Living Archives website. In this inventions research lesson, 8th graders discuss the most significant inventions of the past fifty years and classify them into categories. Students research 'The Great Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations' and complete a writing assignment based on their research.
Students explore Japanese teaching methodologies. In this teaching study lesson, students observe one another teaching math, collaborate to plan lessons, and discuss the results.
Students practice expanding their vocabulary by utilizing a visual thesaurus.  In this web search lesson, students examine search engine inquiries by utilizing different keywords to get different results.  Students work with a personal computer, internet access and Google.
Students evaluate websites regarding sexual health information. In this media awareness lesson, students discuss facts and myths regarding sex as they determine how to find reputable online and print resources.
Students examine the impact of World War II on local communities. In this World War II lesson, students conduct research in their community regarding World War II industries and government programs. Students blog about their research findings and use the blog to collaborate to produce final projects.
Pupils interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this fugitive slave lesson plan, students research and analyze fugitive slave advertisements from Virginia newspapers.
Students assume the role of a doctor, detective, and decision maker. They research the function of the heart, the diseases associated with the heart, and lifestyle choices that are heart healthy. Information gathered will be placed in a heart portfolio and used to create a board game.
Learners research the geographical histories of various musical genres and make maps that note important places in music history. They Write geographical biographies about one of their favorite musical artists.
Students question the accepted practices of science by scientists and their interactions with technology and society. They devise and conduct appropriate interview procedures for scientists to question their understanding and application of scientific habits of mind and conditions for research work.
High schoolers view a video clip about unemployment. They research data and create a scatter plot graph. They discover the importance of graphs and what they can tell us. They create their own publication on unemployment.
Learners define and give examples of technology by conducting online research. They create presentations highlighting artifacts they find on the Eastern North Carolina Digital Library website. Among the artifacts students examine are a tobacco peg and an embroidery stand.

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