Researching to Deepen Understanding Grades 11-12: Design and Food

This Researching to Deepen Understanding Grades 11-12: Design and Food unit also includes:

How could Beethoven compose such beautiful symphonies if he was deaf? Why do bees pollinate some flowers and skip the others? Teach high schoolers how to research a topic of interest to deepen their knowledge and gain new understanding. They review learn every step of the research process and end with a summative writing assessment that supports their findings with textual evidence.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have your class share their researched findings by producing a visual aid and having a gallery walk
  • To monitor your pupils, create a Google form for your class to individually show where they are in the writing process 
Classroom Considerations
  • Have a location or resources available for individuals to investigate their topics of interest
  • The eighth part of a 10-part series
Pros
  • Teacher research unit guide concisely communicates skills of focus per lesson
  • Instructional notes are extremely detailed and provide clear guidelines throughout the unit
Cons
  • None