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Research everyday life of people living in British North America in the mid 1800s. Use this British North America history lesson to have students discuss resources to use for researching history. They will read about the Hensley Horror, complete an analysis sheet for primary and secondary sources, and a photograph analysis sheet.
Students gather information about careers and jobs and create a PowerPoint. In this research instructional activity, students use a variety of sources to explore working life and trends in employment. Students create a PowerPoint presentation and evaluate those of their classmates.
As part of a unit devoted to the study of autobiographies, this one-day library session focuses on developing research skills. Class members locate and properly cite a sketch of a Creative Commons image, as well as record the call numbers for two credible and related print resources found in the library. Although the entire unit plan is not included, the unit overview, resources, and links mentioned are of value.
Research facts about reptiles and amphibians while developing Internet research skills. Researchers use the Internet to gather significant source information regarding specific animals. They identify reptiles and amphibians and present the collected information in a poster. The worksheet provided will help them specify the type of information they are looking for.
Students research the concept of courtship and marriage as it pertains to early New England and explore the values and culture that shaped our history. In this courtship and marriage lesson plan, students examine primary source documents that provide historical information. Students interpret and analyze the primary source documents and compare and contrast information from different sources.