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English 6 - NF Research: Home

Assignment

WRITE AND PRODUCE A TV BROADCAST - 60 SECONDS

1) Pick an issue you are passionate to learn more about.

2) Dig Deep - Scoop up as much information as you can.

3) You are a Reporter - Use what you know about how to take powerful notes.

3) Through the format of a TV broadcast, you and a co-anchor will be teaching an audience what they most need to know about one of these important issues, including:

  • background information on the topic, and
  • introducing a teen activist who is making a DIFFERENCE!

RESEARCH STEPS

STEP ONE

  • Thinking about research - this Research Packet will help you get started! 
  • How are your going to collect and organize your information? 

 

STEP TWO

  • What resources can you use to find information?
    • Teacher created text set (websites)
    • Enc. Britannica - Background Knowledge 
      • Child Labor
      • Animal Rights
      • Bullying
      • Water Pollution (end of article information on ocean pollution)
      • Female Education
    • Newsela - Newspaper Articles
    • YouTube - Media clips
       
  • How do I know if they are reliable sources? As a Reporter, you want to make sure your sources are credible!
    • CRAAP TEST - A way to evaluate Information
      • Currency
      • Relevance
      • Authority
      • Accuracy
      • Purpose
  • Example - Hilde Lysaik

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.
  • When taking notes. 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

IDEAS

RESOURCES

STARTER PACKET (Teen Activism, Abandoned Pets, Bullying, Child Labor, Environment, Girls Education)

 

 

Why Is Community Service Important?

How to Become an Activist

Teenage Girl is Dog’s Best Friend

Animal Abandonment and Pet Overpopulation

Life after Bully

Anti-bullying Activist Spreads Message of Kindness

Our Story: Free the Children

Child Labor Around the World

Alex Lin, Teen Activist

The Clock is Ticking

Malala Yousafzai, Girls Education

Supporting Education and Activism

 

TEEN ACTIVIST VIDEOS

​​Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani education activist

Jon Stewart interviewing Malala Yousafzai.

Alex Lin, lobbyist for e-waste legislation

 

ABANDONED PETS

Teenage Girl Is Dog’s Best Friend

Animal Homelessness is a Community Challenge

Teens Help an Animal Shelter

Teen Star Making a Difference for Animals

These Teens Made a Difference for Animals

Activist Profile: Bianca V., Animal Advocate Extraordinaire

Animal Shelters: another chance at life or death

 

BULLYING

Stand Up

Anti-Bullying Activist Spreads Message of Kindness

WeStopHate (video)

Are You Being Bullied: Cyber Bullies

Ten Actions ALL Parents Can Take to help Eliminate Bullying

The 3-Minute Interview: Lee Hirsch

Bully (video)

Cyberbullying: What Teachers and Schools Can Do

Cyberbullying What Schools Can Do to Stop It

Bullying: My Bully Essay for School

 

CHILD LABOR

Freedom Hero: Iqbal Masih

Young Activist’s Death Hits Pakistani Carpet Sales

Iqbal and Craig: Two Children Against Child Labour

10 Child Labor Facts

Young Migrant Workers Toil in U.S. Fields

Causes of Child Labor

 

ENVIRONMENT

Santa Monica Teens Saving the Environment

Kids Leading the Charge to Green

Young Activist: Erica Fernandez Speaks Out for the Environment

Clay McMullen, Teen Passionate about Saving the Environment    

Inconvenient Youth: Teens Taking On Global Warming

Kid Heros for the Planet

How Do I Become a Hands-on Teen Activist?

 

GIRLS IN EDUCATION

Malala Yousafzai:” The Girls’ Hero

Malala Yousafzai Receives Sakharov, Europe’s Biggest Human Rights Prize

Learn the Issue: Girls’ Education

Girl Up Teens make a Difference: Exclusive Interview with Annie Gersh    

Girl Gone Activist! How to Change the World Through Education

The Other Malalas:  Hannah Godefa, Celeste Dushime, Menuka Gurung, Ana Waqatabu Liganisulu

Prasad Praveen’s Story: $5 Changed My Life

Global Girls’ Convention Video Contes

 

 

Media Resources

MEDIA

TEEN ACTIVIST VIDEOS

RESEARCH MEDIA CLIPS