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Research Skills: Information Retrieval and Evaluation
7th - 12th
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...
Developing Research Skills for Elementary Learners
K - 5th
Engage young learners in the research process. From how to use the Internet to perform searches, to investigating research topics and writing about them, this collection is sure to get beginning researchers on their way. Most of the resources in the collection are intended for upper elementary, however, they can be tailored to meet the needs of younger elementary learners as well.
Research Writing: An Introduction for 4th Grade
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a research paper has never been so easy! From choosing a topic to publishing the final draft, this presentation covers all the steps in between. Show this to your class in a single lesson, or cover it a few slides at a time as...
Research Skills For High Schoolers: Going Beyond Google
9th - 12th
Now more than ever it is essential that 21st-century learners develop strong research skills. The resources in this collection are designed to teach high schoolers how to formulate a research question, use advanced search techniques, recognize valid sources, and avoid common pitfalls to construct meaningful and insightful research projects.
Research Skills: Evaluating Information and Sources
7th - 12th
While this focuses on Ancient Rome, the objectives are improved research and information evaluation skills. In one class period, class members narrow their topic, research it, select the best information, log useful sources, and discuss...
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 instructional activity to have students discuss resources to use for researching history. They will read about the...
Test Your Research Skills- More Interesting Place Names in England, Scotland, and Wales
4th - 5th
In this research skills activity, students examine a list of names of 20 towns and villages in England, Scotland, and Wales. They use an atlas of Great Britain to find any fake names and place a mark in the box next to it.