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English 7 - NF Research: Home

RESEARH STEPS

STEP ONE

  • Thinking about research - this Research Packet will help you get started! 
  • How are your going to collect and organize your information?  What works for you?
    • Print (note cards or notebook)
    • Digital (Google Doc Forms, Slides etc.)

STEP TWO

  • What resources can you use to find information?
    • Encyclopedia Britannica - Background Knowledge
    • Books - Background Knowledge
    • Newsela - Newspaper Articles
    • Websites - Organization/Articles
    • YouTube - Media clips
       
  • How do I know if they are reliable sources?
    • CRAAP TEST - A way to evaluate Information
      • Currency
      • Relevance
      • Authority
      • Accuracy
      • Purpose

STEP THREE

What are some things to consider when I am reading and beginning to take notes? 

Note Taking Strategy

  • Record information
  • Record source citation information
  • Organize your notes

Process

  • Skim and scan to identify if the source (newspaper, magazine or journal article etc.) is going to be helpful to you.
  • Once it has been identified then close reading and understanding is required to identify sections within the source you can use to support your argument/assignment.
  • You will then need to paraphrase. This helps you understand the material. Do not paraphrase more than 3 or 4 sentences at a time. Make sure you are paraphrasing one idea at a time in your own words.
  • Make sure you can identify and cite every idea you paraphrase.
  • When deciding on a note-taking method. It is a good idea to also include the citation and direct quote from the original source so that so that you can go back and review if needed

STEP FOUR

  • Do I know how to cite sources or what to use to cite sources? Review the Citation page for resources to help you cite sources.

STEP FIVE

  • What is a good way to outline or organize my information for this project? Review the Outline page

Searching Tips

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ATOMIC BOMBS
Atomic Bomb Explained

Nuclear Energy for Kids

World War II & The Atomic Bomb

The Bombing of Hiroshima

What You Need to Know About N. Korea and its Nuclear Program

The Hiroshima Bombing


BOTTLED WATER

Bottled Water vs Tap Water

Stop Polluting the Planet!

Bottled Water My

Turn On The Taps!

Cons of Recycling

 

CHILD LABOR

School Is Luxury Children Can’t Afford

Child Workers Are Getting Sick

New Rules for Child Labor in India

History of Child Labor        

Child Labor Stories


CLIMATE CHANGE

What is Climate Change?

Climate Basics

What Is Climate Change (infographic)

Climate Change 101 With Bill Nye (video)

Antarctica Breaking

How Scientists Know Earth Is Warming
Polar Ice Feels the Heat

 

DISEASES AND ILLNESSES

What Is An Infectious Disease?

Cell vs. Virus (video)

What Is A Virus?

Plague Information

The Black Death: Bubonic Plague
Liberia Celebrates End of Ebola, but Still People Are On Guard


JULIUS CAESER

World Leader: Julius Caesar

The Life of Julius Caesar

The Assassination of Julius Caesar

More on Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar Biography - article/video

A Portrait of Julius Caesar
 

OUTER SPACE EXPLORATION

Apollo Space Program

7th Graders Make Discovery

History of Space Travel

Rockets to the Moon     

Waste In Space (infographic)

 

POVERTY

Poverty Definition and Types

Overview of Poverty (with an index)

The Impact of Poverty on Growing Up

Poverty and Brain Development

Education can Reduce Poverty

 

REFUGEES

Definition of Refugee

Facts and Stats on the Global Refugee Crisis

The Five Biggest Refugee Crisis Today

8 Ways to Solve the Global Refugee Crisis
 

TEEN ACTIVISM

How To Become An Activist
The Benefits of Volunteering

Save The World: Volunteer

Six People Under 20 Who’ve  Already Helped Change The World

Teens Who Help, Help Their Hearts

7 Times in History Teens Turned To Activism
 

THE TITANIC

Wreck of The Titanic

Icebergs

Passengers Separated by Class

Remembering the Titanic

How Did The Unsinkable Sink?

Titanic II

WATER

The World’s Water Crisis Explained

Not Enough Water

World Leaders Sound the Alarm over Water

How to Solve the World’s Water Crisis

Finding Solutions to the Water Crisis

 

Media Continued

MEDIA