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EngageNY Grade 4 ELA: Module 2A, Unit 2 - Case Study - Conducting Research on Colonial Americans

For Teachers 4th Standards
Use these 16 lessons to help fourth graders comprehend informational text as they read about different roles colonial Americans played on settlements. The class specifically studies the "wheelwright" trade and then break into groups to...
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15 Items in Unit Module
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2a, Unit 3: Reading and Writing Like a Scientist: Observing Nature, Conducting Research, and Creating a Field Journal Entry

For Teachers 5th Standards
The 15 lessons in Unit 3 focus on the reading and writing skills scientists use while observing, researching, and recording information in field journals. The unit begins with young scientists learning how to observe and to write precise...
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STEM on Station

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The STEM on Station series offers students the next best thing to being astronauts on the International Space State. The 18 NASA videos in this collection bring viewers into the space station to observe how these teacher scientists live,...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 4: Reading for Research and Writing an Argument: Insecticides: Costs vs. Benefits

For Teachers 6th Standards
In Module 4, sixth-graders research the question of whether the benefits of DDT outweigh its harmful consequences. Unit 1 challenges investigators to read a novel, informational text, and watch videos to gather evidence about DDT’s uses,...
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EngageNY Writing Module: Grades 9–10

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
The 59 lessons in the 3 units contained in this module introduce the skills, practices, and routines of argument, informative, and narrative writing. Collaborative groups examine models, engage in activities, and conduct research. Class...
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TeachEngineering: Earthquakes Living Lab

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
Seven activities make up the TeachEngineering: Earthquakes Living Lab Collection. Activities designed for grades K-8 include “Geology and the 1906 San Francisco Quake,” “Designing for Disaster,” and “The Theory of Plate Tectonics.”...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
The final unit in Module 3A focuses on research skills. The 10 lessons in the collection have students examining how businesses can impact working conditions. Using a case study of the garment industry, class members learn to gather...
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12 Items in Unit Module
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EngageNY Grade 9 ELA: Module 3, Unit 2

For Teachers 9th Standards
Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation provides the anchor text in an inquiry-based unit project that requires ninth graders to use sophisticated research skills. Learners focus on accurate search engine techniques including searching...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 4b, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Management and Sustainability of Water

For Teachers 7th Standards
Water may be everywhere but there is less of it to drink. The 10 resources in the Module 4b, unit 1 collection focus on fresh water management and water sustainability. Seventh graders continue to develop their reading and research...
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The Lessons of 1704

For Teachers 5th
The eight lessons in the inquiry-based media literacy unit “The Lessons of 1704” introduce upper elementary scholars to the factors that contributed to the growth of inter-group hostilities among the French, English, and Native Americans...
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Research Skills: Information Retrieval and Evaluation

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Focus on research skills, specifically identifying key words and concepts on a specific topic and evaluating information for relevance and authority. This is part of a multi-step lesson on Ancient Rome; however, it is useful for any...
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Conducting Research

For Teachers 7th - 9th
"Conducting Research" is a short presentation that walks secondary students through steps for researching. Plagiarism, style, citing, and creating bibliographies are overviewed. While this is a short slide show, it would be useful to add...
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Researching Skills: Researching on the Web

For Students 7th - 9th
How do researchers narrow their searches so that they get the most useful and accurate information available? This essential question is at the heart of the activities suggested by a research skills worksheet. Tips include how to craft...
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2 In 2 Collections
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Research Skills, Part 2: Natural Resource Development and How It Modifies the Physical Environment

For Teachers 5th Standards
Name your source. Scholars receive research folders with articles of information about natural resources. They use the sources to conduct research to answer questions about how Canada's environment meets the needs of the people and how...
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Research Skills: Evaluating Information and Sources

For Teachers 7th - 12th
While this focuses on Ancient Rome, the objectives are improved research and information evaluation skills. In one class period, class members narrow their topic, research it, select the best information, log useful sources, and discuss...
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Assessing Research Materials

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Teaching learners how to evaluate a research source is an important part of the research process. The fresh idea here is that groups first develop a list of reasons why resources should be evaluated, transform these reasons into...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 2

For Teachers 9th Standards
Focusing on a specific inquiry and area of investigation, ninth graders continue their research projects and portfolios based on Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation and their own questions. The lesson guides readers through the...
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Two Truths and a Lie: Internet Research Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's tough for high schoolers to assess what is a credible resource and what is not. A helpful resource prompts class members to research a particular topic and record two facts—and create one lie—while documenting the sources. They then...
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Lesson: More Than Meets the Eye

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Older learners analyze a controversial painting entitled The Cutting Scene, Mandan O-kee-pa Ceremony 1832. They use the issues raised in the image to construct debate arguments questioning if the artist's painting exploits Native...
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Researching Skills: Taking Notes

For Students 8th - 9th
The how and why of note taking is the focus of a four-page worksheet. Tips include how to take notes in class, how to prepare note cards for a speech, how to fill out note cards on readings, and where to keep notes. Whether distributed...
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Test Your Research Skills - Things to do in London

For Students 5th - 7th
In this research skills worksheet, students complete sentences by inserting names of places in London. A word bank of twenty words is given for twenty questions.
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Test Your Research Skills - Spotlight on Derby, UK

For Students 6th - 8th
In this research skills worksheet, students answer ten multiple choice questions about the city of Derby in the UK. Questions refer to parts of the city and some history of the city.
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Research Skills - Famous Britons - Part 2

For Students 5th - 8th
For this research skills worksheet, students use the library or Internet to determine why 8 famous Britons are still famous today. They write a short answer after completing the research.
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Test Your Research Skills - Famous Britons – When Were They Born?

For Students 9th - 11th
In this research skills instructional activity, learners write a list of 15 famous Britons in their birth order. They find the birthday of each one using an encyclopedia or an Internet search.