Unit Plan

Grade 11 Literacy in Social Studies: Research Paper

This Grade 11 Literacy in Social Studies: Research Paper unit plan also includes:

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 with drafting a formal research paper. The unit also covers the use of primary and secondary sources. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils create short presentations based on their research 
  • Use the lesson at the end of the semester to strengthen students' writing and research skills 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires prior experience with research and writing skills to complete the lesson 
  • Provides rubrics for each stage of the lesson for easier grading
  • Contains samples to guide learning 
  • None