REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SKILLS
Students examine useful sources of reference materials and highlight vital research skills.Students, in groups, should be encouraged to read as widely as possible to avoid being over-reliant on a narrow range of resources.
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What philosophies and ideas helped to shape the foundation of the United States government? Here is an engaging role-playing activity where your young historians will have the opportunity to take on the persona of a famous philosopher...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Research Skills: Evaluating Information and Sources
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...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Worksheet for Choosing a Research Paper Topic & Developing a Thesis Statement
How do you choose a research topic? This helpful graphic organizer is provided to aid middle and high schoolers in organizing their initial thoughts and choosing a topic. They have to narrow their topic by culture, time frame, event,...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Slave Trades: A Study of the Transatlantic and Trans-Saharan Slave Trades
While most people are familiar with the transatlantic slave trade, there is less knowledge of another major external African slave trade in world history: the trans-Saharan slave trade. Pupils work in groups to read informational texts...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Struggles for Justice: Leo Hamilton
Eleventh graders consider the contributions of civil rights activist Leo Hamilton. In this research skills lesson, 11th graders access the Louisiana Digital Library online and listen to audio files that include interviews with Hamilton....
11th Social Studies & History
Presidential Candidate Research
Don't let the young citizens in your social studies class get all their election information from inflammatory commercials and arguing pundits. Use a lesson plan from C-SPAN to guide class members through an election season with a...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Researching the Development of Torah She Be'al Peh (Project)
If you are working at a private Jewish school or teaching a religious studies class this is the lesson for you. Young theologians work in groups to become mini-experts on a given era related to the development of the Torah She Be'al Peh....
7th - 9th Social Studies & History