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Eighth graders explore reference materials and then complete a research project. In this research project lesson, 8th graders choose the best reference source to use. Students learn to correctly site sources for their project. Students add their research information to a class wiki.
Lesson Exchange: Introduction to Research Papers (Senior, Literature)
Although unlikely in today's English classroom, this lesson plan focuses on introducing research papers to seniors in high school. It briefly reviews the parts of an essay, and mentions showing learners example essays, but no examples are included.
Fifth graders peer edit. In this editing lesson plan students use a research paper checklist with a partner. Students read their research paper to their partner while their partner assesses according to the items on the checklist.
Social Studies: Archaeological Inquiry
Ninth graders simulate a research project to discover how archaeologists study about the people and the past. After completing an archaeological inquiry worksheet, they base their research project on objects found at various locations in the school. In groups, 9th graders make inferences about those who use the objects.
Students learn the characteristics of arachnids by researching the arachnid of their choice and producing a 4 to 5 paragraph research paper.
Revolutionary War Era Research Project
Young historians interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources in this American Revolution lesson. They select topics from the time era that they are interested in researching. Additionally, they follow the provided directives to conduct research and write research papers on their topics.
Writing the Final Copy and Presenting a Research Paper
Students finalize and polish a research paper. In this research writing lesson, students revise and double-check the corrected version of their first draft. Students peer edit and create a final draft. Students create a presentation of the information for the class.
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.
Revolutionary War Research Paper
Fifth graders practice writing research papers by investigating U.S. history. In this Revolutionary War lesson, 5th graders identify the British and American roles in the historic war by researching the Internet. Students prepare a research paper on the Revolutionary war by following a guideline checklist as they research.
Famous People Research Project
Fourth graders research a famous person in Michigan history. They will use at least three different resources including technology to conduct their research. They then will use various forms of technology to create individual research projects and a class slide show presentation of their topics.
Good introductory paragraphs hook the reader’s attention, explain the purpose of the paper, express the writer’s opinion about the topic, and indicate the main arguments that the writer will use to support the opinion. Follow the script provided by this resource to model for your class crafting an introductory paragraph. Young writers then use this formula to develop the introductory paragraph for their research papers.
Immigration Research Project
Middle schoolers engage in a project that shows how the completion of a research project, on a subject such as immigration, leads to the increased understanding of the world around them. They utilize an outline imbedded in this plan to guide their research.
Genetic Disorders and Infectious Diseases
Students investigate genetic disorders and infectious diseases. They research genetic disorders and infectious diseases to complete graphic organizers, creative posters and a research paper.
Write Your Science Research Paper!
In this research paper worksheet, students fill in an outline of their research project. Included is the title of the project, their hypothesis, an introduction paragraph that they analyze as well four supporting paragraphs and a conclusion paragraph.
Linear Programming: The Busing Problem
In this lesson, the students solve two linear programming problems. The first one. Researching Research Papers, involves three variables; the second, The Busing Problem, involves four variables. During the lesson, students work together to solve problems
A Dickens of a Time: Discovering the Victorian Period
Students examine different aspects of Victorian Life in London through a variety of research projects requiring hands-on computer activities. They read Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
Digging Up Artifacts On Line
Why is it important to preserve historical documents and artifacts? Examine the role of primary source documents and the availability of these documents on the Internet. Middle and high schoolers write a journal about the nature of artifacts, evaluate a primary source document and its historical significance, and conduct a brief online research project related to a historical event.
Research Famous People in History
A research project about famous people in history can be an interesting, and motivating assignment for students.
Telling Time Timeline
Use the Internet and library resources to compose a telling time timeline -- a visual history of time. Students will develop research skills and gain perspective about telling time by discovering the history of clocks and time.
Literature Biography Project
Students practice the various processes used in researching and writing a biographical research paper, including brainstorming, notetaking, outlining, creating a bibliography, and writing the final draft.