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Students identify and describe traits that represent Hispanic cultures, research and analyze traditions and culture of Hispanic Americans, read observations Hispanics make about their identity, conduct research on issues of identity and heritage, formulate interview questions based on reading materials, summarize contributions of Hispanic Americans, and write biography about accomplished American that includes information on heritage and identity.
Students develop maps, tables, graphs, charts, and diagrams to depict the geographic implications of current world events, and analyze major human conflicts to determine the role of physical and cultural geographic features in the causes, conflict, and outcomes. Pupils conduct research on the Internet or in the library to obtain data and information on the Gulf War that can be used to construct maps, tables, graphs, or diagrams representing changes in the geography of the Middle East.
Young scholars increase their repertoire of computer skills by giving an effective presentation. They conduct research on a geographic location and complete worksheet 1: Geography Report Planning, included in the lesson. Students also follow and complete worksheet 2: Design Your Presentation and deliver an oral PowerPoint presentation.
Students examine Chisholm's life and career, and explore her thoughts on some of the issues of her time. They read a speech that Chisholm delivered on the Equal Rights Amendment and conduct research on the Women's Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
Eighth graders complete a unit of lessons on the period of time from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights movement. They analyze and interpret political cartoons and editorials, conduct research on famous civil rights places, and complete writing assignments.
Learners investigate parasites and the diseases they can cause and carry. They read and discuss an article, conduct research, and create a fictional studenT story about the parasite they researched.
Students design and print an educative pamphlet addressing Wildcat Dumping in their community by conducting research. They conduct a survey by investigating local occurrences of Wildcat Dumping and collecting data to share with the community about this illegal activity.
Students define and classify all the different ways in which numbers are used in forecasting and coping with the effects of a hurricane. They conduct research to compare and contrast these numbers as they apply to Hurricane Floyd and
Students conduct research on the Chesapeake Bay, from Captain John Smith's explorations of Native American settlements to the present. They examine the interrelationships between people and places and how they change over time.
A great resource for your unit on Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Small groups conduct research about related topics (list included), write papers, present PowerPoint slide shows, and take a student-created test. Fill in a few gaps to support writing and presentation skills if you have grade-level writers. Project will take several weeks with library research, computer lab time to write and create slide shows, and to give presenters class time to practice.
Build upon your learners' skills in research, note-taking, outlining, and expository writing, while providing them an opportunity for independent learning as they complete a literature biography project. The activity is broken down into six easy steps, from making their choice on what author to research, to the writing of the bibliography. Each step is submitted separately and builds into a portfolio. The project can be modified to explore other topics concerning the author, such as an analysis of their childhood and how that is reflected in their writing.      
Students observe and identify the types of simple machines. They conduct research and gather data to increase the comprehension of simple machines. Students identify and comprehend data to complete a graphic organizer and focus questions. They discuss the six different types of simple machines.
High schoolers review research skills and discuss types of information, e.g. fact/opinion, examples/evidence then research and gather information to answer a given set of research questions. They write a multi paragraph report using the information accordingly.
Fifth graders complete a research paper with the conventions of either the MLA or APA formats. They survey a subject, select a topic, conduct research, develop a plan and write a research paper. In addition, a variety of resources are used to obtain the needed information to write the research paper.
Students read and analyze Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." In small groups they conduct research, and create a slideshow presentation that presents their analyses of plot, character, theme, symbol, and motif to the class.
Students hone research skills while using the World Wide Web, almanacs, Reader's Guide, and other reference books to research topics that center on their birth date and personal interests.
Sixth graders are provided with a trade simulation, practice using economic vocabulary and an opportunity to use research skills focused on trade interdependence. The pre-assessment engages students in a vocabulary match game to help students make links with their prior knowledge.
Second graders conduct research on a given dinosaur using various resources, complete an information sheet that be used to create their graphic organizer from, and produce a graphic organizer, using the Kidspiration software.
Learners complete a unit of study on Native Americans. They use a variety of technological and informational resources to conduct research about their state's past and present Native American cultures. They write a report and develop a presentation that covers their research.
Students explain the objectives of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the relationship of those objectives to the designs od the Westward Journey Nickel Series They conduct research on artifacts Lewis and Clark examined on the expedition.