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Building Background Knowledge Using Wikipedia to Launch Research Study

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The students are introduced to the research process through an assignment (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aV1canXyzEv0imNlA3VgYuAqXqJV4ax7xv0opIt4mtQ/edit?usp=sharing) that requires them to perform research on an individual who has had to overcome challenges and has benefitted others (eg. Jackie Robinson)

I want to work towards making them more savvy researchers as well as more digitally literate. I envision this lesson as part of a focus on conducting quality research. Another lesson, probably prior to this, would be on identifying credible sources of research. A follow-up lesson could easily be on performing effective web searches in research.

 

Learning Targets: 
Conduct research to answer a question
Use text evidence to support answers
Author: 
mrsdoubleu
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Creative Commons Licence
Grade: 
Common Core Language Arts