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Fahrenheit 451- The Granger Experiment
Students read the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. They then conduct research on British and American literature from 1800 to the present and select a book that they believe is important and should survive in the event that all books and literary resources are destroyed.
7th - 10th Language Arts 11 Views 41 Downloads
American Revolution: An Alternative History Book Study
Eighth graders use the Big6 research process to conduct research on key participants in the American Revolution including Patriots, Loyalists, and British Military figures. They read the novel Year of the Hangman by Gary Blackwood (or another alternative history novel).
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Credibility of Sources
Examine the research process and how to determine the credibility of sources. The class watches biographical and historical films before researching facts about the time period, events, and persona that are depicted in the films. This project culminates in a written and oral presentation.
11th Language Arts 15 Views 130 Downloads
The Power of the Written Word-The Diary of Anne Frank Research Project
Eighth graders research famous or infamous men who had great power over others during World War II using four types of sources of information: books, encyclopedias, newspaper or magazine articles, and the World Wide Web.
8th Language Arts 5 Views 117 Downloads
Early American History from an Archaeological View Via the Internet
Students understand the importance of evaluating the information from websites. In this Early American History lesson, students appreciate artifacts of early American Life and record information about them. Students then research more fully the artifact.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Grapes of Wrath: Scrapbooks and Artifacts
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary sources. In this Great Depression lesson, students read John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and use ethnographic research processes to understand how the novel fits into the bigger world picture.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
It Ain't Necessarily So
High schoolers examine characterization of African Americans in literature, popular culture, and opera. In this stereotypes lessons, students conduct research that requires them to analyze the origins and content of stereotypes perpetuated through media messages and how they translate into popular culture.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Roman Holiday in Google Earth
Young scholars plan an itinerary for an educational trip to Rome. In this research skills lesson, students use Google Earth to conduct research for their project in their travel teams. Young scholars also set up blogs to share their progress through the project.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 14 Views 48 Downloads
Searching for Cinderella
Students take a closer look at Cinderella stories. In this literature lesson, students discuss the attributes of Cinderella stories from around the world and conduct research to find where the "Aschenputtel" story originated. Students then create madrigals based on the tale.
5th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 16 Downloads
Super-sleuthing for Information Resources in Your School Library
Students form detective agencies, adopt spy names, and sleuth for clues to where information resides in library resources. They demonstrate the power and flexibility of strong library research skills.v They increase information vocabularies, different learning styles, and social cognitive awareness.
7th - 8th Language Arts 14 Views 64 Downloads
Students investigate the Exploration Age. In this research skills lesson, students discover the impact of exploration as they locate information about selected explorers. Students design and create relief maps that feature exploration routes and share their findings with their classmates.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 42 Downloads
Formulating Questions to Meet Information Needs of ESL Students
Young scholars use a graphic organizer to focus the research of a specific topic. They generate questions they would like to know about a research topic and record them in a KWL chart to help focus their investigations.
4th - 8th Language Arts 10 Views 33 Downloads
Get to the Meat of the Topic
Students focus on narrowing topics in order to find an appropriate research topic for a research paper on meat. In this research skills lesson, students brainstorm about meat, using various topics/subtopics of meat. Students access an online search engine to search meat and peruse subdivisions.
8th - 10th Health 5 Views 31 Downloads
Researching Information on the Internet
Practice Internet research skills. Each class member will need Internet access in order to follow along as you model how to search using key words and to do their own research on African and Asian elephants. Their notes will go into a report on elephants.
6th - 8th Science 15 Views 15 Downloads