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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 have the skills to be able to:

  • Find at least 3 credible information sources to explore their research focus question using library databases.

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. 

Mrs. Mikkelsen, MHS Teacher Librarian


Mrs. Mikkelsen


Research is a Process