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World History Investigative Project: Overview: Research Process/Skills

This guide supports a collaborative research project with Mr. Sandoval's sophomore world history students and Mrs. Mikkelsen, MHS teacher librarian.

Instructional Objectives

By the end of today's lesson, students will be able to:

  • Write a research question after reading a teacher selected information source.

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

1.1.3 Develop and refine a range of questions to frame search for new understanding. 

1.2.1 Display initiative and engagement by posing questions and investigating the answers beyond the collection of superficial facts. 

Common Core Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science & Technical Subjects

CC9-10WH/SS/S/T7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self- generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. 

Research is a Process

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Research Skills

In order to do high quality academic research, you need a particular set of skills. Over the next several months, you will learn those skills gradually to prepare you for a final research project later in the year.