This class gives students the structure they need to guide them through the research process. Students will conduct research on topics such as the mystery of Easter Island, the curse of the Bermuda Triangle, the lost city of Atlantis, and Stonehenge. Quality research links will be shared with the class. At the conclusion of their research, students will form their own conclusions on the unsolved mystery and create a Google Slide presentation based on their research (students only have to present in class if they choose to). Directions will be given in class on how to use Google Slides.
During the research phase, students will follow the Big6 Research Model.
Step 1: Task Definition
Step 2: Information Seeking Strategies
Step 3: Location and Access :
Step 4: Use of Information
Step 5: Synthesis
Step 6: Evaluation
What Will You Learn?
- Learners will:
- Differentiate between reliable and unreliable sources
- Conduct research in a systematic way
- Organize their research in a clear and meaningful way
Course Expectations and Introduction