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Grade 8 Research Project

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

How can we be changemakers for social justice?

Why do prejudice and discrimination exist?

What are the effects of prejudice and discrimination?

What are effective strategies for combating social inequalities?

Assignment

Choose an issue from the list below, or think of your own issue you are interested in researching.  Note you should look for a specific place to focus your research.  For example Gender Discrimination...(in Thailand, in the UK, etc.)

  • Gender discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Sexual orientation discrimination
  • Body-type discrimination
  • Class discrimination (discrimination by wealth)
  • Racial discrimination

Please note the Social Studies Research Rubric.

Day One

1) How will you collect and organize your information?

Galbraith- Discrimination Organizer eNote 

Romary- Discrimination Organizer eNote

Day Two

1) Review/Complete the Background Knowledge on the Discrimination eNote organizer.

2) Continue with the directions on your eNote organizer.

Remember! Paraphrasing - Identify Keywords/Phrases to summarize the information.

Once you have identified a source, in-depth reading for understanding is required.

Day Three & Four

1) You can use a variety of Sources - Text Sets, Website, Databases

Once you have identified a source, in-depth reading for understanding is required.

2) Resource - Newsbank (current newspaper articles)

3) Resource - Infobase Issues & Controversies

  • Open up database find an article
  • NT: Create citation & Notecard
  • Review Notecard
  • NT: Review Outline

4) Resource - EBSCO (scholarly journal articles)

 

FINAL TIPS

Gather your information

  • Cite the source at the beginning so you don't forget later and can trace the information back to the origin.
  • Identify causes, effects, and responses in the source to support your topic.
  • Remember everything you use needs to be traced back to the original source.

 

NoodleTools Instructional Videos

  NoodleTools (NT)

 

  • Create a Project: Your Name - Topic
  • Citation Level: MLA - Junior
  • Share with your Teacher 

2) Background Information - Britannica

  • NoodleTools:
    • Create a citation (copy & paste)
    • Create a notecard - Title = Background
    • Find 3 or 4 sentences in Britannica and copy and & into Direct Quote

NoodleTools Examples

Resources

What kind of information do you need?

ISB Databases

Background information 

  Enc. Britannica

TIPS

  • Type in your main topic 
  • Go to level 3 for more in-depth information

In-depth Information

  Infobase - Issues & Controversies

TIPS

  • Look in List of All Topics
    • Disability Rights
    • Gender / Women's Rights
    • LGBT / Gay Rights
    • Race & medicine, sport, entertainment, relations / Affirmative Action
    • Religion & politics, public schools, fundamentalism
    • Refugee
    • Indigenous / Native America (search aboriginal)
  • Note there are also Primary Sources​​
  • Link to Video

   EXPLORA / EBSCO 

TIPS

  • Full Text is checked
  • Change date range for the most recent articles
  • Determine the type of resources you want 
  • Change the Lexile (reading) level if necessary

Current Information

  Newsbank

TIPS

 

  Newsela

TIPS

 

 

Evaluate Websites

CRAAP TEST

The CRAAP test 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) Reliability

  • What kind of information is included in the resource?
  • Is the 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 a fact or an opinion?
  • Is it biased?
  • Is the creator/author trying to sell you something?

Primary Sources

Causes - Effects - Solutions/Response

Gender Discrimination

LGBTQ Discrimination

Racial Discrimination

Religious Discrimination

Age

Body Type Discrimination

Class/Caste/ Wealth Discrimination