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A, Beginning Your Research

1) How are you going to collect and organize Information?

2) Why is this important?

B.  Location of information

1) Where are you going to find your information?

2) Is it a reliable source?

C. Citing Sources

1) Why do we cite sources?

2) A citation is like an address - you need to include the right information in the right order or else we get lost.

Where is this?

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand that when you begin any research you need to first determine where and how you are going to collect your information
  • Understand that where you get your information is important.  You will need to think about who wrote the information, bias and if that date it was written is important.
  • Why we cite our sources.



The CRAP tes is a way to evaluate a source based on the following criteria:

1) Currency

  • How recent is the information?
  • How recently has the website been updated?
  • It is current enough for your topic?

2) Realiability

  • What kind of information is included in the resource?
  • Is content of the resource primarily opinion?  Is it balanced?
  • Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?

3) Authority

  • Who is the creator or author?
  • What are the credentials?
  • Who is the publisher or sponsor?
  • Are they reputable?
  • What is the publisher's interest (in any) in this information?
  • Are there advertisements on the website?

4) Purpose/ Point of View

  • Is this fact or opinion?
  • Is it biased
  • Is the creator/author trying to sell you something?



Encyclopedia Britannica


Digging into a Tsunami Disaster

The tsunami disaster that struck the Indian Ocean in 2004 changed millions of lives but it also changed the Earth itself. The worst and most powerful earthquake in forty years originated just off the coast of Indonesia where the India and Burma plates meet.

Indian Ocean Tsunami

UNICEF was created in the aftermath of World War II to provide humanitarian assistance to children affected by war. They also help after natural disasters, like the 26 December 2004 tsunami. 

Tohoku-oki tsunami of 11 March 2011 - One Year On

By the first anniversary of the Great Tohoku earthquake, the full impact of the disaster is realized.  Nearly 16,000 people died and another 3,000 are missing and presumed dead.  Early warning systems and evacuation made the Japan tsunami much less devastating that the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

Major Earthquake Rocks Japan

According to Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Japan is facing its worst crisis since World War II. After an earthquake with an 8.8 magnitude created a deadly tsunami it is said that over 10,000 people have died and there have been explosions in nuclear power plants. This article contains the report on the tragedy that was released the day of the earthquake, but it is continually being updated with current facts and information as they become available.





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