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Check out this fantastic research project where learners work to see the modern world through the eyes of a historian and analyze a contemporary event of their choice. An in-depth reflection on the project is given by the project creator, as well as all the necessary project worksheets and handouts involving source analysis and research/presentation guidelines.
Eighth graders explore reference materials and then complete a research project.  In this research project lesson, 8th graders choose the best reference source to use. Students learn to correctly site sources for their project. Students add their research information to a class wiki.
Before beginning F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, create a historical context of the Roaring 20s with this lesson. Set up a gallery walk with the provided PowerPoint, which features 10 topics related to the 1920s. Then begin a multi-genre research project (from Tom Romero's Writing With Passion), which asks writers to include in their project poetry, drama, interviews, letters, articles, or any other genre of writing.
Why is it important to preserve historical documents and artifacts? Examine the role of primary source documents and the availability of these documents on the Internet. Middle and high schoolers write a journal about the nature of artifacts, evaluate a primary source document and its historical significance, and conduct a brief online research project related to a historical event. 
High schoolers research the five major sub disciplines of oceanography. They, in groups, list questions that each type of oceanographer would pose for a research project, then describe three research projects, and the type of oceanographer involved.
Using discoveries and inventions as the focus, learners complete a research project. First, they come up with research questions. Then, they conduct research on the topic. Finally, they write a research paper.
Get your class to use the scientific process to solve a scientific problem. They utilize the Natural Inquirer magazine to identify a research question which they write an introduction to and collect data to answer. They use graphs, photographs or charts to simulate their data while they create a Natural Inquirer style article. Note: This lesson could be used with any magazine.
Students use the internet to research Ancient Mesopotamia and create a billboard with relevant information. In this Ancient Mesopotamia Research Project, students are assigned a specific topic by the teacher. Students then take notes and aim at receiving a 90 or higher on the project in order to obtain a prestigious 'Boardie' award. Students then present the project to the class.
Eighth graders research a project of their choice in relation to a career they may want. In this language arts instructional activity, 8th graders create a bibliography of references used both print and online sources. Students make an outline of their project and continue working on their project after which share what they have with the rest of the class.
What do Pearl S. Buck, Stonewall Jackson, and Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. have in common? Why, they are all famous West Virginians, of course. Researchers visit the Famous West Virginians website and select an individual to use as the focus of an extended project. Although specifically designed for West Virginia, the research procedures and concepts could be applied to any state.
In this teen health topics research project worksheet, students choose a health topic, use the website links for research, and answer 11 short answer questions about that disease. 
Tenth graders conduct research and develop a research project on the Holocaust. They conduct Internet research, take notes, organize their information, and present an oral report to the class.
Students complete a research project over a number of weeks that investigates the decline of a species, land/water use issues, shared environments, and how local habitat issues have an global impact. They look at various sides to solutions for environmental issues. Finally, they propose solutions to a land or water misuse example.
Your learners come to class, and you see the signs of TV brain: low motivation, lack of details in explanations, and an inability to put details together coherently. This can be fixed with the plan and ideas available in a turn off the TV research project where students research the troubles with television. Learners develop skills in essay development including outlining, research, and vocabulary. Included are a graphic organizer, outline sheet, articles for reading, and detailed lesson plans. The resource can be adapted for any writing prompt. 
High school writers will benefit from learning the basic elements of analytical and argumentative research before completing their first research project. If you're looking to provide more guidance to your learners, pause at certain slides (6,7,9) and have pupils apply the information on those slides to their personal topic.
Fourth graders research a famous person in Michigan history. They will use at least three different resources including technology to conduct their research. They then will use various forms of technology to create individual research projects and a class slide show presentation of their topics.
Students work together to complete a research project on Harry Potter. They write a research question and develop a survey to give to their classmates. Using the results, they create a graph and draw conclusions about the data collected.
Third graders see how to do a research project. They understnad how to categorize information about themselves and relate it to information on sea animals for a future research project. This instructional activity fits in nicely with any unit on animals.
Learners research influences on African American literature. They research someone who has influenced the development of African American literature and create a multi-genre research project. They create a photograph poem, character sketch, personal narrative or newspaper article, diary entry or letter, and cartoon, advertisement, or song.
Examine advanced filters and operators in depth. Class members try out even more filtering tools than they did in the beginning instructional activity and practice with operators, special symbols or words that affect search results, recognized by Google. Through the exercises and presentation, pupils experiment with narrowing their search by time, language, document type, specific words or site, and more. This is a highly detailed plan that would enrich preparations for a research project.

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