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Research Skills For High Schoolers: Going Beyond Google

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Now more than ever it is essential that 21st-century learners develop strong research skills. The resources in this collection are designed to teach high schoolers how to formulate a research question, use advanced search techniques,...
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Innovative Research Skills for Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
No matter what technology is available to your middle schoolers, the basic tenets of research remain the same: analyzing primary and secondary documents, verifying the validity of sources, and citing sources properly. Explore a...
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Developing Research Skills for Elementary Learners

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Engage young learners in the research process. From how to use the Internet to perform searches, to investigating research topics and writing about them, this collection is sure to get beginning researchers on their way. Most of the...
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Random Acts of Kindness: Peer Pressure

For Teachers 8th Standards
Young people often have the best intentions at heart—but perhaps not the best influences in their ear. Encourage middle schoolers to resist the seemingly irresistible pull of peer pressure with a series that culminates in a research...
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Performing and Presenting Research: 7th ELA Grade Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
The W.7.7, W.7.8, and W.7.9 Common Core standards revolve around conducting, gathering, and presenting research. Solid research skills will serve your students well across the disciplines throughout their academic, and perhaps...
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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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Greek Mythology

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Give Greek mythology instruction a boost with a collection equipped with an informative presentation, online interactive worksheet, a research project, writing prompts, note taking practice, and a variety of supplementary materials such...
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Random Acts of Kindness: Communicating Effectively

For Teachers 7th Standards
Get the point across with a series of activities designed to enhance junior high students' communication skills. After working through peer discussion and reflective writing activities, learners engage in a research project about how...
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Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rome wasn't built in a day, but researchers can be with proper scaffolding. This writing unit has scholars write a research paper through scaffolding of various parts of the process. Learners begin with identifying a topic and crafting a...
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World War I Research Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic World War I research project that includes clear guidelines for topic choice, guiding questions, and suggested presentation products. Research subjects range from battles of the war, trench warfare, and weaponry, to...
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World History Research Paper

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Here is a set of fantastic project guidelines for a World History research paper, including over 60 possible research topics and guiding questions. Templates for source citations and summaries are included, as well as a very detailed...
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The Great Gatsby Historical Background Using Multi-Genre Research Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Before beginning F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, create a historical context of the Roaring 20s with this lesson. Set up a gallery walk with the provided PowerPoint, which features 10 topics related to the 1920s. Then begin a...
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Grade 11 Literacy in Social Studies: Research Paper

For Teachers 11th Standards
The lesson guides young academics through the steps in producing a 10-page research paper on any topic in American history. Historians begin by formulating a thesis and gathering resources, then move on to creating an outline, and end...
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Africa: Research Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here is a great way to prepare the class for a research project. Instead of drawing up an outline, they hit the books to create a foldable about their topic. They research to answer 28 questions about Ghana, Songhi, and Mali. 
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Famous Person Research Project

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Provide pupils with a series of questions to guide their research during your next class research project on famous persons. The questions cover a wide range of research points, from basic information, such as birthplace and physical...
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English II Research Paper Packet

For Teachers 6th - 12th
If your school requires a senior research paper or if you are considering one for your class, then this resource is for you. The 43-page packet includes everything from a sample letter to parents to requirements, from topic suggestions...
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Focus: Writing a Brief Research Paper

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
If you are planning on working on a research paper in your class, take a look at this resource first. Starting off with information about plagiarism, the series of activities briefly described here should give your pupils a general idea...
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Writing a Technical Research Paper

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Synthesizing and analyzing information is an important skill for future adults to practice. With field trip Earth, they should choose a topic that interests them (or you could provide sample topics), obtain background information, and...
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Research Paper Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Break down some of the most foundational components of writing a research paper, such as incorporating and formatting citations, creating a thesis statement, and using quotes effectively, into manageable tasks for your young writers.
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Civil War Research Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Give your WWI study collaborative energy using a group research project. Groups are assigned one of the six main themes (included). Each group has an outline to guide research but will need an assignment guide. Consider supplementing the...
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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 plan on Ancient Rome; however, it is useful for any...
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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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Famous American Research Project

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
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Analytical Research Projects

For Teachers 10th - 11th
High school writers will benefit from learning the basic elements of analytical and argumentative research before completing their first research project. If you're looking to provide more guidance to your learners, pause at certain...
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Common Core Writing Strand: The Research Paper Template for Standards 7-8

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Considering a research paper for freshman and sophomores? Here's a template designed to meet the W.9-10.7 and 8 Common Core writing standards. Writers outline their research question, claims, counterarguments, support, commentary, and...
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Big6 Research Project

For Teachers 8th Standards
Do research projects at your school look like a class of eighth graders staring at a blank screen? Use the Big 6 research method to guide middle schoolers through the process of finding a topic, searching for and evaluating sources,...
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Test Your Research Skills - Things to do in London

For Students 5th - 7th
In this research skills learning exercise, 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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Research Paper: Editing Worksheet

For Students 10th - 12th
Use this detailed and thorough editing checklist for your juniors and seniors to peer edit research papers. It is directed specifically at biographical studies they conducted about authors, but you could easily adapt it for other writing...
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Research Paper Structure

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Fifth and sixth graders identify the structure of a research paper. They practice forming guided questions and use sources to find answers. In addition, they cite their sources on a graphic organizer. Practicing these skills and this...
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How to Set Up a Research Paper

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Show your students how to set up a research paper using Microsoft Word. What a great step-by-step video!
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Test Your Research Skills - Spotlight on Derby, UK

For Students 6th - 8th
In this research skills worksheet, middle schoolers 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 and Non-fiction Reading

For Teachers 6th
Develop your students' research skills by using this primary source analysis lesson plan. They will view selected images and documents from the Library of Congress and analyze them in order to improve their research skills. Digital links...
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A Great Invention

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Try out a writing prompt that is great for a warm-up or an in-depth research project! Have kids describe an important invention and trace its development over the years. Use the writing prompt in a language arts class, social studies...
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Ocean Research Project

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Set up research centers and encourage your class to learn about sea creatures. They create their own written factual sentences and illustrations about a specific sea creature. Consider having them create a simple flip book to showcase...
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Caravel: Research Skills

For Students 6th - 10th
In this research skills worksheet, students research the 11 listed ship parts of a 15th century caravel. Students then draw and label a caravel.
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The House of the Scorpion: Multigenre Research Paper

For Teachers 7th - 10th
As the culminating project for a unit study of The House of the Scorpion, class members craft a multi-genre research paper to demonstrate not only their depth of knowledge of a topic of interest to them, but also their understanding of...
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Handout #27 Research Project Step Five: Revisions

For Students 12th
Use this revision checklist to assist your class with identifying areas for improvement. This handout was originally intended for research project within a unit on Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China; however, this checklist is general...
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Research Paper

For Teachers 11th
An outline for a research paper assignment lists the expectations, grading rubric, and due dates for an extended research writing project.
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Ancient Mesopotamia Research Project

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students use the internet to research Ancient Mesopotamia and create a billboard with relevant information. In this Ancient Mesopotamia Research Project, students are assigned a specific topic by the teacher. Students then take notes and...
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Writing a Research Paper

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students work through the steps of writing a research paper in this lesson. They define their problem and decide what sources of information to use. They read, take notes, and organize the collected data. Finally, they write the...
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Digging Up Artifacts On Line

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Why is it important to preserve historical documents and artifacts? Examine the role of primary source documents and the availability of these documents on the Internet. Middle and high schoolers write a journal about the nature of...
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Revolutionary War Era Research Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young historians interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources in this American Revolution lesson. They select topics from the time era that they are interested in researching. Additionally, they follow the...
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Worksheet for Choosing a Research Paper Topic & Developing a Thesis Statement

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
How do you choose a research topic? This helpful graphic organizer is provided to aid middle and high schoolers in organizing their initial thoughts and choosing a topic. They have to narrow their topic by culture, time frame, event,...
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Documentary-Style Research Projects

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Show your pupils how to use guiding questions to help them focus their research into a topic. Using the framework provided by these questions, researchers explore a topic, collect interesting facts, and prepare a PowerPoint presentation...
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Notable West Virginian Research Project

For Teachers 9th - 11th
What do Pearl S. Buck, Stonewall Jackson, and Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. have in common? Why, they are all famous West Virginians, of course. Researchers visit the Famous West Virginians website and select an individual to use as the...
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You Can't Buy Love - But You May Need Toilet Paper

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What will I be? What do I want to be? What will I have to do to achieve this goal? These are the essential questions that launches a research project that asks like-minded individuals to identify their goals, the costs of the practical...
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12th Grade Expository Reading and Writing Research Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The beauty in this resource is the lengthy list of highly charged, controversial-issue research topics. Categories include issues of race, politics, law, environment, education, athletics, gender, and technology. After selecting a topic,...
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Research project

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore reference materials and then complete a research project.  In this research project lesson, 8th graders choose the best reference source to use. Students learn to correctly site sources for their project. Students...
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Reading About Children from Other Places in the World: Structured Research Project

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars read about children in Ghana, Sri Lanka and Haiti. They compare these children to themselves in a structured lesson that focuses on note taking and research skills. Students work in groups to write a short essay about the...
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Use Multiple Sources: Research Project

For Students 6th - 8th
After your emerging writers choose a topic to research, have them track down their resources! They look for three resources and record the type of resource, title, and a brief explanation of why they chose it. A list of types of...
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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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Go for the Gold!

For Teachers 5th - 12th
The options are vast with this Ancient Greece and Olympics research project! Using Scholastic online resources, historians have interactive and educational supports to guide them through researching and writing about the 2004 Olympics in...
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Biographical Research Paper

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students choose a subject for a biographical research paper. They use books, the Internet, encyclopedias and articles to gather information on a determined subject then follow a rubric to write a research paper.
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Reader Idea | Thinking Like a Historian About Current World Events

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Check out this fantastic research project where learners work to see the modern world through the eyes of a historian and analyze a contemporary event of their choice. An in-depth reflection on the project is given by the project...
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Plagiarism: Avoiding Accidental Internet Plagiarism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Demonstrate how to cite information from Internet sources without plagiarizing. If your class is working on an Internet research paper, and you have observed learners cutting and pasting directly from the Internet, the activities and...
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Research Writing: An Introduction for 4th Grade

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Writing a research paper has never been so easy! From choosing a topic to publishing the final draft, this presentation covers all the steps in between. Show this to your class in a single lesson, or cover it a few slides at a time as...
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Exploring Career Options

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Get those kids brainstorming about the types of jobs or careers they'd love to have. Then have them dive into a career-focused research project. Pupils take an interest survey, discuss career clusters, then work through the provided...
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History Through the Spyglass: Developing Research Skills for Social Studies

For Teachers 8th
Research everyday life of people living in British North America in the mid 1800s. Use this British North America history lesson to have students discuss resources to use for researching history. They will read about the Hensley Horror,...
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Hamlet Research Paper: Find, Evaluate, and Select Appropriate Research Sources

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Help young researchers find credible sources online. Modeling with a Google search for information about Shakespeare’s Macbeth, use a computer projector or Smart Board to show class members how weak the top three search results are....
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Test Your Research Skills- More Interesting Place Names in England, Scotland, and Wales

For Students 4th - 5th
In this research skills worksheet, students examine a list of names of 20 towns and villages in England, Scotland, and Wales. They use an atlas of Great Britain to find any fake names and place a mark in the box next to it.
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Research Paper: The MLA Format

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The Modern Language Association (MLA) format for the research paper is the subject of a text-heavy, but clearly-illustrated presentation. Examples of how-to format citations, the Works Cited page, and set margins are included. 
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Beginning Your Inquiry

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
If you're starting a research project, use this guide to help young learners form the inquiry for their research. With steps that outline the entire process, including note taking and gauging the quality of an inquiry question, this...
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Conclusion Paragraph

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How do you compose a solid conclusion paragraph? Beginning essay writers end their research paper with a conclusion paragraph created with the help of a graphic organizer. Designed for elementary learners, the activities could be...
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Guild Hall

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Incorporate a research project into your study of Shakespeare and the Renaissance Period. Class members assume the role of an apprentice seeking membership in one of the various guilds that existed during the Renaissance period.  After...
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Hot Spots Research Project

For Teachers 10th Standards
The Cold War was only between the US and the USSR, right? Wrong! Scholars use primary and secondary resources to analyze the global impact of the Cold War. The fourth installment of an eight-part series culminates in the creation of a...
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Animal Adaptations

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Young scientists explore the animal kingdom from the safety of the classroom with this short research project. After first choosing an animal, children use the Internet to discover where it lives, what it eats, and how it has adapted to...
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WWI Video Research Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Give your creative young historians the opportunity to become engrossed in a World War I topic and to express what they've learned by designing a commercial or movie trailer that garners the interest of their classmates. 
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Abraham Lincoln: A Time Line Research Project

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Though Abraham Lincoln's life was tragically cut short, it was filled with accomplishments and inspiring moments that continue to influence American democracy. Explore the ways the 16th president of the United States made his way from a...
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The ABCs of the Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The ABC book format is used to organize information found in a Holocaust research project. Class members use the library and/or online resources to collect information and organize their findings under key terms, places, or names. Before...
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Revolt

For Students 8th - 12th
Knowing what questions to ask and knowing how to organize information found is often difficult for young researchers. Consider using this worksheet to help guide a revolutions research project. Researchers are first directed to examine...
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Note-Taking: K.I.S.S. "Keep It Short and Simple"

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Note-taking is an essential study skill, and it needs to be taught! In the context of a research project on energy sources, learners find multiple sources, evaluating, paraphrasing, and citing them correctly. Two lists with note-taking...
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Cardboard History

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
A PBS clip focused on collecting sports memorabilia launches this research project lesson. Class members then read Dan Gutman’s Honus and Me in which Wagner’s baseball card is used to time travel. The lesson ends with researchers...
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Research Skills and Exercises

For Students 9th - 11th
For this grammar worksheet, students rewrite five sentences to eliminate the striking or catchy language and rewrite three student paraphrases to make each one grammatically correct.
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Reference and Research Skills

For Students 4th - 10th Standards
Introduce young travelers to the wide range of reference sources available on the Internet with a project-based lesson that asks them to find and evaluate information about tourist destinations.
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Writing the Final Copy and Presenting a Research Paper

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers finalize and polish a research paper.  In this research writing lesson, students revise and double-check the corrected version of their first draft.  Middle schoolers peer edit and create a final draft.  Students create...
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Choosing a Subject for a Research Paper

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students choose an appropriate subject for a research project.  In this choosing a research subject instructional activity, students discuss the purpose and process of writing a research paper and read a sample paper.  Students create a...
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Research Project

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students learn the characteristics of arachnids by researching the arachnid of their choice and producing a 4 to 5 paragraph research paper.
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Recipe for a Research Paper

For Teachers 8th
Students examine the process of writing a research paper. They conduct research, take notes, develop an outline and bibliography, and analyze the steps to writing a rough draft and final paper.
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Research Paper: Writing the First Draft

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars use their completed outlines, notecards, and opening paragraphs to create a first draft of their research paper.  For this research writing lesson, students focus on the body of their paper as they compile their...
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Project 8 B-b-b-Ballad Research Paper!

For Students 6th - 12th
In this ballad research paper worksheet, students complete the 6 short answer questions to build an outline to be used to write their own research paper and essay pertaining to ballads.
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Test Your Research Skills: Fears and Phobias

For Students 5th - 6th
In this research skills worksheet, students use the Internet or other research sources to define 15 names of fears or phobias. Students write the definition next to each word.
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The AP English Language and Composition Research Paper

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Considering a research paper assignment for your AP English Language and Composition class? Here’s a resource that details the expectations for such an assignment and includes a handy process checklist. Spreading out the due dates for...
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Tribes and Colonists

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Native American culture and lifestyle in colonial America are the backdrop for these tasks aimed at improving writing and research skills. Young researchers use graphic organizers, journals, creative writing through story telling,...
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Through Many Lenses: How are Countries Depicted by the Media?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you plan to utilize the ABC miniseries, "The Path to 9/11" in your classroom, consider incorporating media literacy and research skills. After (or while) learners view the series, they discuss ways information can differ from source...
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Television Turn-off Research Project (Persuasive Style Report)

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Your learners come to class, and you see the signs of TV brain: low motivation, lack of details in explanations, and an inability to put details together coherently. This can be fixed with the plan and ideas available in a turn off the...
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Advanced Word

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
How do you manage the formatting of a lengthy document, like a research paper or dissertation, in Microsoft Word? Discover how to use built-in tools to organize research and citations in a Word processing document, automate tedious...
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Researching to Deepen Understanding Grades 9-10: Music and Technology

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Encourage your class to explore their curiosity with a lesson on the research process. After pupils choose a topic of interest, they produce a research paper with textual evidence on their findings. They learn how to assess sources,...
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Plagiarism Workshop

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What do George Harrison, Vanilla Ice, and Steven Ambrose all have in common? The Warner Brothers’ films Batman Forever and The Devil’s Advocate? All are guilty of plagiarism. And if you are considering a research project and want to...
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Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson on media literacy for your middle and high schoolers. In it, learners produce a research product in the form of a public service announcement (PSA). First, they view examples of these PSA's to...
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Research Paper on Orators

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders identify the difference between a primary and a secondary source, and use writing as a tool for learning and research. They compile information from primary and secondary sources using available technology.
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Writing a Research Paper: Citing Sources and Revising

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students complete a works cited page, make revisions on their writing, and improve their writing skills.  In this writing a research paper lesson, students create a bibliography using MLA format and peer evaluate the papers of their...
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Creating a Title Page, Organizing, and Writing the Research Paper

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars create a title page, organize information, and write the introductory paragraph to a research paper.  In this research writing lesson, students discuss the elements of the title page and outline, then write one of their...
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Harry Potter Research Project

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students work together to complete a research project on Harry Potter. They write a research question and develop a survey to give to their classmates. Using the results, they create a graph and draw conclusions about the data collected.
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Organisms Information

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The focus of this biology unit includes four lessons covering taxonomy, cladograms, the six kingdoms, and virus types. Each lesson includes activators/summarizers, notes, worksheets, and an assessment. One hands-on activity, a research...
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Test Your Research Skills - Spotlight on Mexico

For Students 4th - 6th
In this research skills worksheet, students use the internet or the library to answer questions about Mexico. Twenty questions include multiple choice and short answer. Answers are provided.
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Test Your Research Skills-Spotlight on the United Kingdom

For Students 4th - 6th
For this research skills worksheet, students use the library or the internet to answer twenty questions focusing on the United Kingdom.
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Test Your Research Skills - Spotlight on the United Kingdom 1

For Students 4th - 6th
In this research skills worksheet, students use the library and/or the internet to answer twenty questions focusing on the United Kingdom.
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Test Your Research Skills: Facts About Bananas

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Internet research worksheet, students find the answers to ten questions about the history and cultivation of bananas.
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Papers and Essays: Crash Course Study Skills #9

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Your research paper is due tomorrow, and you're staring at the dreaded blank screen. How can you avoid this problem next time? Watch a short, informative video on writing papers and essays to review the importance of the writing process...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 8

For Students 9th Standards
Writers complete editing and polishing the final draft of their research paper and submit the document for assessment.
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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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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 8

For Teachers 9th Standards
Learning about research can be as important as learning about the topic itself. As ninth graders continue their guided research projects from Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation, they discuss their possible inquiry paths with group...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 10

For Teachers 9th Standards
Ninth graders continue their inquiry-based research projects focused on the topics in Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation. After formulating, honing, and adapting their research frames in the previous lessons, learners select...
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The Research Process: Locating, Evaluating, Integrating, and Citing Sources

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Planning on assigning a research project to a high school or college class? Although text-heavy, the concise explanations, color-coded examples, and writing tips included in this presentation make in worth a preview.
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Resources for Courses

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Figuring out where to find resources for a research paper can be a challenge for young writers. Have your class investigate and review the list of electronic and non-electronic resources provided by this resource. After practicing...
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Research Projects in Renewable Energy for High School Students

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Thirty-eight pages of information prepares you to assign middle or high schoolers a project on sustainable energy. They take a pretest, review the scientific method, conduct background research, and finally choose an experiment to carry...
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Evaluating Books

For Teachers 10th - 12th
What are the characteristics of a good research source? At the beginning of a research project, have your class brainstorm evaluative criteria for primary and secondary source material. They then use the generated list to guide their...
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George Winter Lesson Plan 3

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Bring language arts and U.S. history together in this lesson, which prompts middle and high schoolers to gather biographical information about Abraham Lincoln. They compare and contrast information written about his childhood and discuss...
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CCC: Credible sources, Creative Commons Images, and Citing Your Sources

For Teachers 6th - 8th
As part of a unit devoted to the study of autobiographies, this one-day library session focuses on developing research skills. Class members locate and properly cite a sketch of a Creative Commons image, as well as record the call...
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Researching Information on the Internet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Practice Internet research skills. Each class member will need Internet access in order to follow along as you model how to search using key words and to do their own research on African and Asian elephants. Their notes will go into a...
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Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discover how to find authoritative resources. In this research skills lesson, students examine strategies for using the Internet effectively to research global development issues.
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Using Inquiry Processes to Research American Indian Issues

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Help your young learners write a research paper about Native Americans. After reading articles with differenct perspectives, they pick a Nation to research and write a short paper. 
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Research and Report

For Teachers 5th Standards
I love well scaffolded resources that help all types of learners succeed, and this is one of them! Here you will get a huge set of printable cards that are intended to help foster good research skills in your fifth graders. They choose...
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Endangered Species Project: Revising the Research Paper

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Prepare pupils to submit their research paper on species extinction.  A straightforward lesson that details the standards of revision that they must execute. The lesson moves through common first and final draft revision standards....
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A Research Project and Article For the Natural Inquirer

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Get your class to use the scientific process to solve a scientific problem. They utilize the Natural Inquirer magazine to identify a research question which they write an introduction to and collect data to answer. They use graphs,...
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Explorers’ Experience

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate the Exploration Age. In this research skills lesson, students discover the impact of exploration as they locate information about selected explorers. Students design and create relief maps that feature exploration...
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Research a Poet and Explicate a Poem by that Poet

For Teachers 7th
Using your school's media center, internet research, and a SMART board, 7th graders research a chosen poet and write a research report. Additionally, 7th graders explicate one poem by the poet within their report. Several resource links...
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The Research Paper - Searching for a Subject

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students research a website to look for potential topics for a research paper. They develop a narrowed prioritized subject list on an index card (3X5) using word processing program.
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Citing Sources: APA Style

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It's more than simply polite to cite the sources used when conducting research—it's a necessity. A handout on APA style outlines how to cite a wide variety of sources, as well as how to format a research paper so it aligns with APA...
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Abstracts

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Some of the best information to include when writing a research paper doesn't come from books, magazine articles, or informational websites—it comes from dissertations. However, reading an entire dissertation is often a daunting task....
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Oral History

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
There's no better way to learn something than to hear it straight from the horse's mouth. A handout on oral history, part of a larger series on specific writing assignments, explains how to conduct interviews and use the information...
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European Explorers: Research Project

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
What will your students choose to include in their explorer's treasure chest? Youngsters research an early European explorer and gather items to reflect their research, such as a detailed map of the explorer's voyages, portrait, flag,...
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Coping With Stress Research Project

For Teachers 7th Standards
To learn more about the current medical and psychological studies on stress, seventh graders conduct individual or group research and discuss what they found in a series of evaluation questions. They then decide whether they would use...
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You are Clever Enough to Examine a Historical Source!

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Your students are obviously clever, but now they can be C-L-E-V-E-R! Enhance a research project with an exercise that prompts learners to identify the creator, location, era, and value of the information source, as well as provide an...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 8

For Teachers 9th Standards
Have you ever wanted to learn more about a subject after you finished a great book? Guide ninth graders through an inquiry-based research project as the finish the first chapter of Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation. Having...
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Dr. Seuss and Read Across America

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
What important facts about Dr. Seuss influenced the Read Across America movement...? This is the driving question of a research project that requires scholars to find information about Dr. Seuss' life and work. Class members write a...
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Government Conflicts and Collaboration Research Project

For Teachers 7th Standards
What happens when communication is not just between two people, but within a much larger organization? Learners explore the interactions between groups, governments, and companies with a instructional activity that focuses on the...
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The A:Shiwi (Zuni) People: A Study in Environment, Adaptation, and Agricultural Practices

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Discover the connection of native peoples to their natural world, including cultural and agricultural practices, by studying the Zuni people of the American Southwest. This lesson includes examining a poster's photographs, reading...
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Web Page Evaluation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Invite your learners to research three different websites that pertain to a topic focused on in your syllabus. Students fill out a chart by answering questions about each site. Then, they compare how useful the sites are to one another....
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Researching to Deepen Understanding Grade 7: Research Framework

For Teachers 7th Standards
Your class may have access to all the knowledge in the world, but how can they navigate through it to develop a concise research project? A five-part unit guides seventh graders through the research process, prompting them to initiate...
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The One-Question Interview

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Generate interest in current events, the theme of a new unit, or a research project. Individuals select a question from the list generated by the class, conduct one-on-one interviews, analyze the responses, draw conclusions based on...
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Teaching Primary and Secondary Sources

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What makes a source primary or secondary? Middle schoolers read a definition of each term before exploring different examples and applying their knowledge to a research project.
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George's Marvelous Medicine: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Every day is grandparent's day! Readers brainstorm the positive and negative aspects of living with a grandparent in a novel study for George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl. After that, they delve into the story by answering general...
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Australian Christmas

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Where is Australia? How is an Australian Christmas from other Christmases around the world? Learners participate in a mini-research project where they discover what an Australian Christmas is like.
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The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
What was the purpose of the Enrollment Act of 1863? Pupils consider the topic while completing the novel study for The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. They write original similes and answer reading...
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Bacteria Wanted Poster Research Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Bacteria and viruses are responsible for mass carnage, so what better way to learn about them than through creating a wanted poster? The wanted poster idea can be used for many different topics, so if you aren't teaching about bacteria,...
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ELA - Literacy.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Understanding, analyzing, citing, linking—the four steps required by CC ELA Literacy Standard RH.11-12.1. Enjoy the humor of the explanations of these steps as you examine the suggestions for Common Core designed activities related to...
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That's Monkey Business!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Celebrating National Zoo and Aquarium Month by engaging pupils in an animal research project.
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Site and Situation: Right Place at the Right Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students analyze geographic details. In this research skills lesson, students research maps as well as primary and secondary sources to analyze growth, population, and manufacturing in Altoona, Pennsylvania following World War II....
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Mississippi River

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study scanning and skimming techniques. In this research skills lesson plan, students use the research techniques on print literature about the Mississippi River. Students prepare book talks on the literature they read.
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One Country's Slave Trade

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students examine the slave trade. In this research skills lesson, students research the slave trade in a selected country. Students use databases to locate pertinent information in order to prepare an oral presentation.
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Beginning Biography Research

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Have your class read texts on a specific famous person using a Student Encyclopedia. They will learn to use basic research skills to answer questions about their famous person, take notes, and learn how to cite sources to complete a...
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Preparation Pays Off

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this KWL worksheet, students will prepare to write a research project by thinking about what they already know, what they need to find out and the sources they have and may need.
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How Gear Systems Work: A Research Project

For Teachers 4th
Students apply information regarding simple machines along with the math concept "ratios." The teacher introduces the concept that technology is the application of scientific knowledge and mathematics concepts to solve a problem. This is...
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Concept/Vocab Analysis

For Students 3rd - 7th
Before you begin reading The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, review this reference sheet that includes a wealth of information regarding organizational pattern, theme, setting, foreshadowing, point of view, tone, irony,...
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Geography Project: Australia

For Students 3rd - 5th
A presentation packed with project ideas and research questions encourages viewers to use images to describe Australia's climate, leisure activities, location, interesting facts, culture, and landmarks.  Learners combine technology and...
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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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Using Citations in a Research Paper

For Teachers 5th - 8th
As a prequel to a research assignment, class members explore writing citations in the modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) formats. In pairs, or individually, researchers use books and magazines...
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Plan for Research Success

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers develop effective and efficient plan for successfully completing a research project through use of online BIG 6 Assignment Organizer.
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Using a Dictionary - Prefixes

For Students 6th - 9th
In this research skills activity, students use a dictionary to find the answers to the 5 questions on the page. Each question pertains to prefixes.
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Using a Dictionary - Vocabulary

For Students 5th - 7th
In this research skills worksheet, students use a dictionary to help them answer the 5 multiple choice questions on the page.
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Out of This World 1

For Students 4th - 6th
In this planets research skills worksheet, learners use their research skills to fill in the blanks in 15 sentences regarding the planets.
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Assorted Facts

For Students 6th - 9th
In this research skills worksheet, students use the appropriate reference to answer the questions. There are 5 questions on this page.
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You Either Know it or You Don't 5

For Students 6th - 10th
In this Internet research skills worksheet, students respond to 15 short answer trivia questions. Students may use reference sources if they don't know the answers.
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You Either Know it or You Don't 6

For Students 6th - 10th
In this Internet research skills learning exercise, student respond to 15 short answer trivia questions. Students may use reference sources if they don't know the answers.
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Famous Britons, 2

For Students 6th - 9th
For this famous Britons worksheet, students put their research skills to use as they find the year that each British person listed was born. If students have extra time they should also find the year that each of the famous Britons died.
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Famous Britons #3

For Students 6th - 9th
For this famous Britons worksheet, students put their research skills to use as they identify the occupations that each of the 20 British people listed had.
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Either You Know it or You Don't 1

For Students 6th - 9th
In this Internet research skills learning exercise, students respond to 15 short answer trivia questions. Students may use reference sources if they don't know the answers.
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Asking Research Questions

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Using discoveries and inventions as the focus, learners complete a research project. First, they come up with research questions. Then, they conduct research on the topic. Finally, they write a research paper.
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Crisis in Darfur

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High school social studies teachers addressing the crisis in Darfur could use elements of this plan to increase social studies vocabulary and research skills. It includes a page of lecture/discussion notes, instructions for creating...
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College Research Skills: Evaluating Reliable Online Sources

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students analyze Public Art in preparation for college discussion, research, and writing, and create their own artistic creations. In this art and college prep lesson plan, students develop an original research question to explore an art...
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Harlem Renaissance Research Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students complete a group research project on the Harlem Renaissance. In this Harlem lesson, students pick from a list of topics all related to the Harlem renaissance. They create a PowerPoint presentation, topic outline, and bibliography. 
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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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East Asia Country Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Get your young historians thinking about East Asian culture and history during this partner research project, in which they analyze a variety of East Asian aspects to prepare for a presentation. After an initial "what do we already know"...
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Let Me Tell You About Oregon

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Using Oregon as the focus, this lesson requires learners to produce a lengthy and detailed research project using presentation software. After they have completed their research, they give a speech to share their information with the...
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Research Skills

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this research worksheet, students complete 15 sentences by researching a variety of topics. Topics include the Wards of the Roses and the Wimbledon Tennis Championship.
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Research Skills

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this research worksheet, students complete 15 sentences by researching a variety of topics. Topics include Greek gods, English counties, and tea bags.
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Revolutionary War Research Paper

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice writing research papers by investigating U.S. history. In this Revolutionary War lesson, 5th graders identify the British and American roles in the historic war by researching the Internet. Students prepare a...
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Teen Health Topics Research Project

For Students 7th - 8th
In this teen health topics research project worksheet, students choose a health topic, use the website links for research, and answer 11 short answer questions about that disease. 
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Research Skills - Famous Britons - Part 2

For Students 5th - 8th
In 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 worksheet, students 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.
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Test Your Research Skills: World Wide Web 1

For Students 4th - 6th
In this research skills instructional activity, students match web address extensions with the country represented by researching on the Internet.
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Test Your Research Skills: Spotlight on Derby, UK 1

For Students 4th - 6th
In this research skills worksheet, students search the Internet to find answers to questions about derby, UK.
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Writing Process for Informative Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students develop their writing skills. In this informative writing instructional activity, students research print materials to plan, draft, edit, and produce a final copy of a research paper.
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Religious Conflict on the Issue of Slavery/Abolition

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the history of America by discussing slavery and Christianity.  In this organized religion lesson, students collaborate in small groups in order to analyze the book Slavery Attacked.  Students investigate the connection...
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Civil War Project

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore U.S. history by creating a research project/presentation. In this Civil War project instructional activity, students create a history project based on one of 20 Civil War topics of their choosing. Students create a...
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Celebrate Texas!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explore social studies by completing a U.S. history research project. In this Texas lesson, students utilize almanacs, encyclopedias and the Internet to research the history of Texas and create a presentation based on a...
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The Underground Railroad

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine slavery and the civil war by creating a research project.  In this underground railroad lesson, students create a KWL chart and decide on one of several creative projects they will complete about slavery.  Students...
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Note Taking: Research on the Middle Ages

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the Middle Ages. In this research skills lesson, students research selected Internet sources regarding the Middle Ages and use the provided graphic organizers to take notes regarding the information they find.
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Fruit / Vegetable Jigsaw

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students create multimedia projects regarding fruits and vegetables. In this research skills lesson, students use electronic sources to gather information regarding characteristics of several fruits and vegetables. Students then use...
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Assorted Facts - Comparing

For Students 6th - 8th
In this research skills worksheet, students use the appropriate reference to answer the questions. There are 4 questions on this page to answer.
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Using a Dictionary - Sounds

For Students 5th - 7th
In this research skills worksheet, learners use a dictionary to answer the 4 questions on the worksheet. All of the questions have to do with word sounds.
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Using a Dictionary - Sounds

For Students 5th - 7th
In this research skills worksheet, students use a dictionary to answer the 4 questions on the worksheet. The questions have to do with word sounds.
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Born on Halloween

For Students 6th - 8th
In this research skills worksheet, students use an encyclopedia, almanac, web search, or other resources to answer the 5 questions about people who have birthdays on Halloween.
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American Revolution: Case Studies

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the climate regarding women and slaves following the American Revolution. In this primary research skills instructional activity, students examine 15 case studies that require them to discuss the scenarios paired with...
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At-Home Learning Challenge: Grizzly Bear

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this grizzly bears worksheet, students use their research skills to answer the listed questions and the use the information to create a poster about the animals.
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Do The Research: End of Crusades (Tenth)

For Students 6th - 8th
In this research skills worksheet, students use resources to research the end of the Crusades with the defeat of the Muslims in order to respond to 4 short answer questions.
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Your Favorite Wild Animal

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this research skills worksheet, students select a wild animal and then respond to 5 short answer questions regarding it. In addition, students draw a picture of it and define 6 habitat terms.
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Getting Back What's Mine and The Mexican War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine primary resources to gather information on historical events. In this research skills lesson, students examine a sample primary document and respond to questions about it. Students also read historical documents...
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Hershey’s Story is in the Picture: Telling Stories from Pictures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students analyze historical photographs. In this research skills lesson, students examine photographs of Milton Hershey and his factory. Students use the provided photo analysis guide to analyze the photographs.
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Computer Lab Worksheet Background and Causes of WWI

For Students 8th - 12th
In this research skills instructional activity, students use the noted Web sites to locate responses to 6 short answer questions about World War I. Students also research the specific reasons that selected countries joined World War I.
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Ocean Animals - A Kindergarten Research Project

For Teachers K - 1st
Something’s fishy! Assign each of your pupils an individual sea creature and investigate the oceans. Young oceanographers utilize Kidspiration software to research a creature, illustrate an image, and create fact cards about their...
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A View from Me-Civil War Stories

For Teachers 8th
Bring history to life with this research project, which prompts eighth graders to find historical sources about people who lived during the Civil War. They glean as many details as possible about life during this time and construct a...
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Introduction to Ancient Egypt

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Use images (hieroglyphics, pyramids, desert, ruins, etc.) to assess prior knowledge of ancient Egypt. The photographs available from the Library of Congress could also be used as prompts for research projects and bound into a classroom...
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Greek Mythology Research Project

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
As part of a study of Greek mythology, class members research a god, goddess, hero, or creature and prepare a PowerPoint to present their subject to the class.
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Test Your Research Skills: Animals 1

For Students 4th - 7th
Teach your class about the terms of venery, also known as collective nouns for groups of animals. For this exercise, pupils complete the gaps in 15 sentences with the correct collective noun for each group of animals. Ex: A _____ of...
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Reference and Research Skills

For Students 4th - 5th
In this reference/research skill worksheet, students answer 12 multiple choice questions about using reference materials, including library card catalogs.
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Research Paper

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders continue to work on their research papers including to credit and cite all resources used, incorporate a style manual, electronic databases, online resources as well as a Works Cited page. In addition, they orally present...
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Getting to the Core: Early American Poets

For Teachers 11th Standards
How do poets convey emotion and represent their views of life? Pupils learn more about Whitman and Dickinson through the unit and analyze their bold reinvention of craft and style for poets to come. Looking at classic pieces such as...
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The Twits - The Furniture Goes Up

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Work gets done faster when people work as a team. The ninth installment of an 11-instructional activity unit designed to accompany The Twits by Roald Dahl combines character education with research skills and creative writing activities....