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Welcome back! I Missed You! Today: 1.Warm-up – Plagiarism 2.Introduction to the research project. 3.What makes a good research paper. 4.Calendar Plan 5.Topic Selection 6.Begin research prep Sit anywhere there is a sticky note and start reading over the research paper assignment!
Warm-Up: Plagiarism Soviet Union loses 20m soldiers during WWII 20-30m dead from Stalin purges Five Year Plan failed As early as 1945, FDR had already denied the Soviet request for a six billion dollar loan. Shift from Lend – Lease Act Thanks to Hitler and the Nazis, from the early 1930’s onward there was a steady exodus of Germany’s greatest scientific minds. Einstein encourages FDR to develop the bomb. The Soviet Union had lost at least 20 million souls during the war alone and perhaps another 20-30 million from Stalin's decade of purge trials. Thirty thousand factories and forty thousand miles of railroad tracks had been destroyed. All the industrialization that Stalin had promised and delivered to his people with the Five Year Plans had been lost. Truman realized this and remained confident that the United States was in the stronger bargaining position. He surmised that the Soviets had to come to the United States for much-needed economic aid. As early as January 1945, FDR had already denied the Soviet request for a six billion dollar loan. Lend-Lease proved no more effective. In the Spring of 1945, Congress agreed that they would not allow Lend-Lease for any post-war reconstruction in Russia. Overshadowing all these initial cold war issues of 1945 was the atomic bomb. The new weapon used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August presented a whole new category of problems. Even friendly nations would have had difficulty resolving their problems -- given the state of American and Soviet affairs in 1945, the situation was positively explosive. The early history of the bomb is interesting. One would have thought that the Germans, with their V1 and V2 rockets, were far in advance of any developments by the Allies. But thanks to Hitler and the Nazis, from the early 1930s onward, there was a steady exodus of Germany's greatest scientific minds. They came to Cambridge in England or to the United States.Hiroshima and Nagasaki In August 1939, Einstein wrote a letter to FDR urging him of the necessity to start work on a new super-weapon before the Germans had developed one themselves.letter to FDR Where above do you need quotation marks so its not plagiarism?
Cold War Research Paper During the following weeks you will be working in in class/library to complete a research paper on the Cold War. You will be put in small groups with people that chose the same topic. You will use them as a resource to help you along the way, but you are responsible for turning in your own paper. Your paper should address 1 of the following prompts: Your paper should be: 4-8 pages Be in MLA format (See handouts) Your paper should cite sources from at least 3 different sources (at least 1 book) in a works cited sheet. Wikipedia, ask.com, Infoplease.com, etc. may not be cited as a source, I repeat Wikipedia, ask.com, Infoplease.com, etc. may not be cited as a source. All sources should be cited in MLA format (See www.easybib.com, Owl at Purdue: owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/05/, or your LAHS research handbook). There must be a minimum of 10 in-text citations in the paper.www.easybib.com Major Due Dates: Tuesday April 22 nd – 50 notes – citelighter Friday April 25 th – Outline due Block day April 30 th /May 1 st – Rough Draft Due Monday May 5 th – Final draft due
What Makes A Good Research Paper? 1.Planning 2.LOTS of Research – More than you will actually use! 3.Organization – of materials, of information, of your schedule!
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday -Saturday April 14 th Discussing Topics and Procedures 15 16 17 18 21 April 22 nd Works Cited, Citations, and 50 notes due 23 24 April 25 th Outline due 28 29 30 Rough Draft Due BRING HARD COPY TO CLASS! 1 Rough Draft Due BRING HARD COPY TO CLASS! 2 5 Final Draft Due
Topic Selection 1.) Who is to blame for starting the Cold War: the U.S., the U.S.S.R, or both? Use specific evidence to support your claims. Use evidence from 1942 – 1953. 2.) What 4 events had the most profound effect of U.S.-Soviet relations during the Cold War and what was their common thread? Explain these events, the effects that they had, why they had a significant effect on U.S. - Soviet relations, and what they had in common. Connect the events in a thoughtful and meaningful way and incorporate it into your thesis. 3.) Evaluate the US Strategy of Containment. Examine 3 examples of Containment during the Cold War between 1947 & 1975 and discuss their effectiveness. 4.) Why did the U.S.S.R collapse? Answer by examining economic, domestic policy, and nationalist issues that led to the collapse of the USSR.
Preparing to Research - How do you know what to take notes on? Brainstorm 3 questions INDIVIDUALLY Then – looking at page 2 or 3 in your packet – begin brainstorming everything you ALREADY know about your topic.
Happy Tuesday Friends! Today: 1.Citelighter intro 2.Sign up for Citelighter 3.Being note-taking Upcoming Due Date: 50 notes – Tuesday, April 22 nd. EQ: What questions do you need to answer to ensure your research question is thoroughly answered? Sit with your research groups. Get out your computer and ensure that you are connected to the internet.
Good Morning Researchers! Today: 1.Research Questions 2.Note- Taking 3.Group Check Ins Upcoming Due Date: Tuesday April 22 nd, 50 notes due, 3 sources, one book source.
Research Prep Decide what ‘question’ each person in your group will focus on getting the answers to during you research period today. Write your group member’s names and your focus questions on your whiteboard. I will come around as you are researching to help trouble shoot tech issues and make sure you’re taking notes that directly address your focus question.