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Seventh Grade Geography Research Paper Project
Seventh graders work on a cross curricular project in both geography and writing classes. Students conduct research on Latin America using both non print and print sources and follow the MLA form of research. Students turn in source and note cards as well as a final paper and receive a grade in both their writing class and geography class.
Age of Exploration: A Comprehensive Research Project
Fifth graders examine reasons for exploration, the outcomes, and various explorers. In this age of exploration lesson, 5th graders create a flipbook with timeline and images to showcase their knowledge.
Developing Research Skills
Students gather information about careers and jobs and create a PowerPoint. For this research lesson, 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.
Research Paper on a Woman in American History
Sixth graders view pictures and participate in a research project. In this women's history lesson, 6th graders view pictures and research a famous woman in American History. Students complete a research report.
The Research Paper
Students demonstrate a working knowledge of how to produce bibliography cards using MLA Documentation. They organize information from a variety of sources and credit sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas.
Using the Library for More than Research Papers
Use the repository of resources that modern libraries hold to your advantage during National Library Week.
Who We Are: To Know the Characteristics of a Population Within Certain Domains
High schoolers, through research, discover the characteristics of the population of Quebec and compare them to those of Canada as a whole. They create a class presentation about information they found.
Natural Resource Restoration Lesson Plan SAV (Submerged Aquatic Vegetation) Me!
Students investigate the benefits of SAV (submerged aquatic vegetation) and reasons for a reduction in SAV in coastal ecosystems. They design a research project that could help restore SAV that has been depleted in the coastal habitat.
High schoolers determine the importance of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) and how it can be restored in coastal regions. Students describe causes for reduced SAV coverage in coastal ecosystem and discuss a research project that would help improve SAV restoration programs.
How to Write a Career Research Paper
Encourage your high school freshmen to plan ahead. Rather than a typical research paper, viewers are shown how to craft a career search paper. Models of the introductory and body paragraphs are provided. Alas, the presentation is incomplete and ends with the second body paragraph.
Research Projects in Renewable Energy for High School Students
Thirty-eight pages of information prepares you to assign middle or high schoolers a project on sustainable energy. They take a pretest, review the scientific method, conduct background research, and finally choose an experiment to carry out using bioenergy, wind energy, or solar energy. The directions for a few different experiments dealing with each type of energy are provided.
Writing Effective Thesis Statements and Introductory Paragraphs for Research Papers
After reading on the topic of their paper, high schoolers work in pairs to assess how to write powerful, precise thesis statements. The introduction contains three statements: a universal statement, a bridge statement, and a thesis statement. The lesson is designed for research projects, but it could translate well to any essay that involves stating a claim or argument.
Global Issues Research Project
Students examine different global issues and share their learned information with others. Students choose a topic to research, write a research essay, conduct a survey about knowledge and attitude toward chosen topic, and create an oral and visual presentation of their researched information.
The Pythagorean Theorem
Students research the history of Pythagoras and the development of the Pythagorean Theorem. They write a research paper about Pythagoras. students use Microsoft Word to produce their paper.
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.
Tracking Down Meaning in Great Expectations
Fourth graders are assigned an unique theme, symbol, or character in Great Expectations. They becomes the class expert on that facet of the novel while learning the basic skills needed to write a research paper.
Asking Research Questions
Using discoveries and inventions as the focus, learners complete a research project. First, they come up with research questions. Then, they conduct research on the topic. Finally, they write a research paper.
Research of the Holocaust
Students write a thesis paper about the Holocaust. In this Holocaust lesson plan, students use books and the internet to take notes and research a Holocaust topic and write a research paper about it.
Effects Of The Sil Road
Seventh graders use research skills and visual aides to gain an understanding of how trade on the Silk Road affected the cultures of the people involved. By taking on the role of a Silk Road merchant, 7th graders investigate the trade of items through cities in Asia and Europe.
How to Locate and Evaluate Information, Part III - Internet Sites
This is the third in a series of lessons scaffolding the research paper. It purports to teach researchers how to evaluate internet sites, but the lack of links, specific criteria, or site evaluation rubrics would require additional preparation on the part of the teacher or library specialist.