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Economics: Senior Debates: Learning Objectives

Preparing for Your Debates

Research Assignment

Find 4-8 relevant sources on your debate topic that will support your arguments and counter-arguments.

Research Unit Lesson Outcomes

By the end of the research instruction unit, students will be able to:

  • Recognize reliability and bias in information sources
  • Recognize potential personal bias as it relates to debate topics
  • Write a research question on their debate topic
  • Identify key words for their debate topics
  • Identify search tools and search strategies
  • Use search strategies to find relevant information in library databases
  • Understand the importance of citing sources 
  • Use online tools to create citations
  • Recognize and avoid plagiarism in their own writing