Research Teacher Resources
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A River Runs Through It; Writing Assignment
While reading A River Runs Through It, have your high schoolers work on their final project, a multi-genre research paper. There are 10 clear steps for completion but not much additional help. For early high schoolers (or lower-level learners), consider providing some scaffolds to jump from ideas to organization to writing.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Solve a Crime
Do the kids in your class love solving mysteries? Use the tv show 48 Hours to ignite their interest and get them creating hypotheses, writing a formal, well-organized research paper, and presenting their individual theory on the crime of their choosing.
11th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 21 Downloads
Bug's Eye View
Investigate the life of bugs and how they interact with the environment in this integrated science and language arts lesson. Young scientists construct mini environments in cages in order to make observations. This data forms the basis of research papers and/or imaginary stories about the insect they collect on the school yard or at home.
K - 5th Language Arts 8 Views 434 Downloads
Africa: Research Project
Here is a great way to prepare the class for a research project. Instead of drawing up an outline, they hit the books to create a foldable about their topic. They research to answer 28 questions about Ghana, Songhi, and Mali.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 18 Views 38 Downloads
The Amazing Antarctic Trek
This resource provides two ways to engage learners in using latitude, longitude, and research skills. In pairs, or on their own, learners will locate several Antarctic regions on a map. They will write the name of the place and a few key details that describe the location.
5th - 8th Science 4 Views 8 Downloads
History Through the Spyglass: Developing Research Skills for Social Studies
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.
8th Language Arts 10 Views 49 Downloads
Literature biography project
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 75 Views 104 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Outlining and Organizing Made Easy
Outlining and organizing an essay are made easy with the help of Inspiration® graphic organizers. Specific directions and colorful graphics model for writers how to use the software to craft these key steps in the writing process. Adaptations and extensions are included.
7th - 12th Language Arts 77 Views 203 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Elie Wiesel: Speaking Truth to Genocide to Power
Invite your learners to discover the efforts of Night author Elie Wiesel to promote awareness of genocide in the world. Your class will begin by watching and reading an interview of Elie Wiesel, and then work to create a "living" Holocaust museum by researching instances of genocide around the world and designing posters based on their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mind Maps: Tapping Prior Knowledge & Developing Ideas
Use Inspiration software with your writers to compose mind maps! If you don't have the program, you can download a thirty-day trial or simply follow the steps and write out a graphic organizer on paper to organize one main idea. Each person can choose his or her own topic to write about.
6th - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 71 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Young researchers can become paralyzed by the amount of information they find and its lack of organization. Help them outline using Inspiration, which is available on a free 30-day trial basis (link included). The lesson plan outlines the mind mapping tool functions, complete with visuals and strategies.
5th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 170 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Scientific Process and Researching the Effects of Media
Watching R-rated movies causes in-grown toe nails! Well, not really, but what effect does violence in the media have on us? Your class will complete a research project to answer this very question and then design a public awareness campaign to share what they have learned.
8th 21st Century Skills 26 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Beginner & Intermediate 5: Evaluating Credibility of Sources
Convey how to determine appropriate and credible online sources with a series of three lessons. After completing the lessons, class members will know what kinds of sources to use, how to identify credible sources, and how tone and style contribute to credibility.
5th - 12th 21st Century Skills 103 Views 148 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dalai Lama: Free Expression and Religion
How is religious freedom connected to the conflict between China and Tibet? After reading an online passage of background information, your learners will divide into groups and both read and view an interview with the Dalai Lama. They will then explore the idea of non-violence as a response to the Tibetan conflict and offer their ideas through presentation.
9th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Advanced 4: Searching for Evidence for Research Tasks
Research was very different in the past. Pupils once had difficulty finding sufficient information, but now they have the opposite problem. Show your class how to pick the best resources out of the millions of sites an online search will bring up.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 21 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Beginner 2: Understanding Search Results
Once you've entered effective search terms, how do you evaluate the results of your search? Through the presentation and activities included here, pupils will examine results pages and determine what guiding information is provided. By the end of two sessions, class members will be able to choose the most useful links among results, using their new knowledge about the results page.
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills 11 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Abubacar Sultan: Children’s Rights
This is an excellent resource for introducing and exploring the topic of child soldiers. Ethics, history, or theology classes will benefit from the high-quality information. This includes detailed instructions for an introductory activity, discussion, written reflections, and extension activities.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Beginner 1: Picking the Right Search Terms
Encourage effective online searching to aid your learners in their current and future research endeavors. Use the presentation and the detailed notes included here to demonstrate how to formulate a search query. Then, divide your class into small groups to change questions into more effective queries.
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills 39 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Impact of Climate Change on the Desert Pupfish
A fish that lives in the desert? You and your class can meet the desert pupfish as they examine its habitat, the role humans play in diminishing water supplies, and how climate change might impact this fishy friend. There are four short activities included that will engage learners in graphic analysis, graphing, and topographical map use.
5th - 8th Science 23 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Advanced 3: Narrowing a Search to Get the Best Results
Familiarize your class with Google operators, specific symbols, or words they can use to express more clearly to the search tool what they want to find. With the resources included here, they can test their previous knowledge, view examples, compare search results, and try out the terms on their own.
4th - 12th Technology & Engineering 31 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Designed