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Research Project: 6th Grade

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Objective: To collect valid information from the Internet over the course of 8 class periods and report on what you have found so others may learn from your research.


Collect Information:

 

Class Period 1

  1. Decide whether you are going to work by yourself or with a partner.
  2. Choose a topic. (see topics below)
  3. Think of 3 things you want to know about your topic.

 

 

Topics

 

African American Women Writers

 

African American Musicians

 

Notable African Americans

 

Famous Baseball Players

  

Famous Football Players

 

Famous Basketball Players

 

Olympic Athletes

 

Famous Inventors

 

Inventors and Scientists

 

Famous Artists

 

More Famous Artists

 


 

 Class Period 2

  1. Come up with a list of keywords.
  2. Start collecting websites (at least 3!) about your topic using the links below.
  3. Put your links into your Diigo Library
  4. Take notes from each site using your Diigo highlighter. 

 


 Class Period 3:

 

  1. Once you have chosen someone above, use the links below to find 2 more sites.
  2. If you choose Google, don't forget to try Wonder Wheel: Make a search-->click "Show options"-->choose "Wonder Wheel"
  3. Put the sites into your Diigo Library.
  4. Take notes from each site using your Diigo highlighter.

 

How to Bookmark and Highlight a Site Using Your Diigo Toolbar 

 

 

 

 


Show What You've Learned

 

Class Period 4:

  1. What is Copyright?
  2. Copyright Quiz

     

  3. Watch this video on Fair Use.
  4. Find copyright free images to use in your project and put links to them at the bottom of your notes.

 

 

Class Period 5:

  1. Choose how you will "Show What You Know:"

-Video (iMovie, Animoto)

-PowerPoint

-Comic Life

-Essay (MS Word)

-Drawing (Tux Paint, Sumo Paint)

-Website (iWeb)

-Song (GarageBand)

 

 

Class Periods 6-8:

  1. Work on your project.
  2. Remember to include: all of your facts, images (copyright free and/or attributed!)
  3. Check your spelling and grammar. Reread or watch your project to make sure it makes sense and is easy to read!
  4. Attribute any images or video or quotes to the website they came from by including the URLs in your project!
  5. Share your work with the class!

How you will be graded:

Rubric

 

  4 3 2 1
Sources Research has more than 3 accurate sources. Research has 3 accurate sources. Research has 2 accurate sources. Research has one or fewer accurate resources.
Information Research has more than 5 facts. Research has 5 facts. Research has 4 facts. Research has 3 or fewer facts.
Project Organization Project is easy to read and includes more than 5 facts. Project is mostly easy to read and/or includes 5 facts. Project is sometimes difficult to read and/or has 4 facts. Project is difficult to read and/or has 3 or fewer facts.
Project Spelling & Grammar Project has no spelling or grammar mistakes. Project has 1-2 spelling or grammar mistakes. Project has 3-4 spelling or grammar mistakes. Project has more than 4 spelling or grammar mistakes.
Attribution Project gives attribution to all images or copyrighted work. Project gives attribution to most images or copyrighted work. Project does not give attribution to most images or copyrighted work. Project does not give attribution to any images or copyrighted work.

 

 

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