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7th Grade Historical Fiction & Presidential Research Projects -- RESEARCH 101
Developing a Search:
THINK before you type
What do you want to find?
What are the KEYWORDS in the websites that will answer your questions?
Example: Was Walt Whitman really in New York city during the draft riots of 1863?
Looking at your results:
THINK before you click
What type of page is coming up on your results list
Once you click, maximize your time. Cmmd+F = lets you find in the page
You must READ (and read critically) to be effective as a researcher
Build a new search
Search Tools to Try:
- solid academic search engine!
Databases - this would be especially valuable if you are doing the president project!
Student Resource Center
- a resource from Gale with helpful reference articles and other vetted resources that will help you in your research.
Tracking Your Sources --> Use your
My Sample Project
Read the book
by Walter Dean Myers
As I read the book, I took notes about historical events, people, and made a note of things I'd want to know more about.
I was sure to read the author's afterward as that usually gives clues about what was historical fact and what was embellished to make a better story. Plus it gives readers an idea of the amount of research the author did and what sources were used.
After finishing the book, I wrote a
about what I learned and what I thought of the book.
I did a lot of web searching and reading about the NYC Draft riots. I chose my search terms carefully.
I compared search results from
I was happy with the quality of primary sources I found on
! (What's a primary source & why would it be important?)
I wanted to think of a way to represent what I learned.
I was at a conference last week and heard about a tool called
, where you can make an interactive image. I thought it would be cool if I could find a primary source image and then link to many of the best of the resources I found. If someone else wants to learn about what I learned, they could use this resource.
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