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HEALTH FAIR

HEALTH FAIR

Wednesday, November 27th

Day 2 (Period 2)

Recommended Research Process

RESEARCH PROCESS

STEP ONE

Collect background information - What topics interest you? 

Visit Infobase and Britannica to collect background information

STEP TWO

  • What resources can you use to find information?
    • Teacher provided websites
    • Databases
  • How do I know if they are reliable sources? As a researcher, you want to make sure your sources are credible!
    • SIFT - A way to evaluate Information
      • STOP
      • INVESTIGATE the source
      • FIND better coverage and information
      • TRACE claims, quotes, & media back to the original content with citations

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, MLA 8
  • Organize your notes

Process

  • Skim and scan to identify if the source (newspaper, magazine or journal article, website etc.) is going to be helpful to you.
  • Once it has been identified as a valuable resource, then closely read and annotate the text.
  • When taking notes, it is a good idea to also include the citation and direct quote from the original source so that you can go back and review if needed. Use MyBib to help you save your resources for your Works Cited Page.

Class Expectations

Expectations

 

In PAIRS, students will research a topic of their choice in the library. 

 

Presentations will be between 5 – 6 min in length and will take place in the dance room in a health fair format

 

Having a visual presentation/aid of some kind is not necessary, but is helpful.

 

Information/research should be tailored/relevant to meet the needs of your FEMALE teen audience.

 

A ONE-page summary sheet of research will be submitted to Ms. O’R

 

A minimum THREE references/sources must be included (MLA 8 citation)

 

Information will then be posted on the class site for future reference

Potential Topics

POSSIBLE TOPICS

Although you are welcome to select your own topic

Fad diets

Pre & post-exercise nutrition

Breast cancer

Importance of water

Depression/anxiety

Body image

Sleep deprivation

PMS

PCOS

Eating disorders

Stress

Substance abuse

The pill

Shin splints

Female Athlete Triad

Detox cleanses

Mindfulness

Meditation

Resources

LIST OF SUGGESTED CREDIBLE SOURCES/DATABASES:

 

www.teenhealthandwellness.com    

All health issues - teen-related

 

www.kidshealth.org 

Kids, parents & teachers

 

www.sexualityandu.ca

Sexual and Reproductive Health

 

www.plannedparenthood.org    

Sexuality, relationships, female health

 

www.nhs.uk

Wellness Resource

 

www.mayoclinic.org

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/health

Health News - BBC

 

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/health/index.html

Health News - The New York Times

 

http://choices.scholastic.com

Scholastic’s health, social-emotional learning, and life-skills magazine

 

www.ggia.berkeley.edu    

Social-emotional learning

 

www.smilingmind.edu.au  

Mindfulness

 

www.kidshealth.org

Information for Kids and Parents

 

www.cdc.gov/bam    

CDC  body and mind  - appearance changes

 

www.amysmartgirls.com  

resources for girls

 

www.youngminds.co.uk     

mental health

 

www.kidshelp.com.au

 

www.teenmentalhealth.org    

older teen issues

 

www.iwannaknow.org 

Informative resource, HS students, for more mature students

 

www.commonsensemedia.org

 

www.brianmac.co.uk     

sports/fitness/training/coaching

 

www.topendsports.com      

sports/fitness/training

 

www.googlehealth.com

Web search engine that indexes health information

 

www.webmd.com

Trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information

 

www.medlineplus.com

Trusted health information

 

www.scholar.google.co.th

Web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature

MLA Citation and Works Cited Page

ACCESS MyBib in your Google Apps for Citation Help

Databases

Databases

Databases

Databases