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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...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Documented Rights Educational Lesson Plan
How have groups struggled to have their unalienable rights recognized in the United States? Acting as a research team for the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, your young historians will break into groups to research how people...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Research Paper Project
Break down some of the most foundational components of writing a research paper, such as incorporating and formatting citations, creating a thesis statement, and using quotes effectively, into manageable tasks for your young writers.
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Famous Person Research Project
Provide pupils with a series of questions to guide their research during your next class research project on famous persons. The questions cover a wide range of research points, from basic information, such as birthplace and physical...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Listening Closely and Taking Notes in Expert Groups: Colonial Trade Podcast
The twelfth lesson of this unit builds on the skills developed in the previous lesson, as fourth graders continue their quest to become experts on colonial trade by listening to interviews with historical re-enactors. This activity...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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....
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Designed
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage: Grades 6-8
To gain a better understanding of Hispanic heritage and culture, as well as to build informational comprehension skill, learners explore facets of Hispanic American History. They engage in a class discussion, research three facts, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Generate Research Questions
If your class is new to reading and writing research, this is a great place to start! As the first video in a series of nine on using resources to craft an informational text, your writers are prompted to gather information and consider,...
5 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Sochi 2014 Sports
Familiarize your class with the wide variety of events in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. After brainstorming different sports represented in the Winter Olympics, break the class into small groups and assign them specific events to...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Getting Informed and Informing
Help your young learners understand the importance of privacy when communicating about relationship issues and sexual health. Class members are broken into groups to research various technology-based communication channels that can be...
8th - 10th Health CCSS: Designed
Two Truths and a Lie: Internet Research Skills
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Basic Search Methods Using Online Resources
Second graders practice using technology to gather information. In this online research lesson, 2nd graders use technology to find information for a research project. Students write a research paper, and give a presentation to the class...
2nd 21st Century Skills
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)...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 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...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Selecting the Tap: Water Safety
Are you looking for a cross-curricular activity between science and language arts, or a writing project for your environmental science class? Examine water as a scarce natural resource instead of taking it for granted. Middle schoolers...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
How do you compose a solid conclusion paragraph? Beginning essay writers end their research paper with a conclusion paragraph created with the help of a graphic organizer. Designed for elementary learners, the activities could be...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable