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The Heritage Project
Writers create several interesting and informative pieces related to their family history. They assemble those pieces together in an attractive display. Students use reference material to locate flags from each country in their family background.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Lesson: More Than Meets the Eye
Older learners analyze a controversial painting entitled The Cutting Scene, Mandan O-kee-pa Ceremony 1832. They use the issues raised in the image to construct debate arguments questioning if the artist's painting exploits Native American cultures.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Getting acquainted with a librarian and the research process
Students brainstorm ideas about a librarian and their responsiblities and abilities to assist them then they complete an assignment tracking form in class. They record and reflect on information seeking activity then discuss their fingins in class.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Research Skills: Information Retrieval and Evaluation
Focus on research skills, specifically identifying key words and concepts on a specific topic and evaluating information for relevance and authority. This is part of a multi-step lesson on Ancient Rome; however, it is useful for any content area.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Ask a Librarian
Discuss how asking questions is a vital part of not only the research process, but the lifelong process of information literacy. Middle schoolers work in small groups and practice the skill of asking questions. Afterward, they complete an assigned worksheet.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Does The Lab Coat Fit?
Learners describe the steps in the research process and identify the three requirements for a true experiment. They define independent and dependent variables. They discuss the Agriscience Student of the Year award and list the five categories of participation in the FFA Agriscience Fair.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Novel Ideas: History of the American Novel
Explore the history of the American novel in the contexts of literature and US history. How does a novel or piece of writing from a particular time showcase the mood during that historical period? After conducting research and discussing social themes and writing styles, high school writers craft an original piece in the style of an American writer.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Researching Skills: Taking Notes
The how and why of note taking is the focus of a four-page worksheet. Tips include how to take notes in class, how to prepare note cards for a speech, how to fill out note cards on readings, and where to keep notes. Whether distributed to the class as a binder resource or used as the basis of an in-class discussion, the resource is of value.
8th - 9th English Language Arts
Researching Skills: Researching on the Web
How do researchers narrow their searches so that they get the most useful and accurate information available? This essential question is at the heart of the activities suggested by a research skills worksheet. Tips include how to craft keyword searches, how to evaluate a source, and how to cite sites.
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Fahrenheit 451- The Granger Experiment
Young scholars 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 English Language Arts
"Stolen from Africa, brought to America,/Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival." Bob Marley's "Buffalo Soldiers" provides high schoolers an opportunity to explore the rich history of the Rastafarians in Jamaica and the Buffalo Soldiers of the 1800s.
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
THE RESEARCH PAPER
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.
5th Technology & Engineering
Current events in Africa
Before incorporating current events into your classroom, make sure your learners are informed and critical readers! Compare events as presented by an African and American media source, and help your class understand the impact of bias and perspective in the texts they read.
7th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
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 English Language Arts
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