Presentation on theme: " You will be assigned a region to research. Start with the chart that was provided for basic information. It should also help you with search terms."— Presentation transcript:
You will be assigned a region to research. Start with the chart that was provided for basic information. It should also help you with search terms. Use the internet and your textbook to find details about your topic. Write your findings clearly on chart paper so that they can be displayed in the room. Present your findings to the class. You may also show any images or web pages that were interesting. Save items in the class folder or on your account. You will only have 20 minutes to research your topic, so use your time wisely! Please take notes on the presentations; there is no teacher-made power point for this section.
You will write a 2-5 page essay about your experience researching your tribe. This paper will be read and graded by your teacher. You will create a power point about your tribe. You will present the power point to your classmates. The power point should include pictures, short movies and websites. Any written information should be in bullets.
Write a paragraph that introduces your topic. Describe what you already know about the topic before starting research. Brainstorm for a list of questions that you would like to answer with your research. Try to group the questions into main ideas that can be used as your main research question. Identify the preliminary research question you want to explore. (HINT: This should have something to do with the history of your tribe.) Write a preliminary hypothesis (THESIS) that answers the research question.
Explain the steps taken in the course of your research. Write a few paragraphs telling the story of how you found your sources. Make a list of all the sources you have, then tell the story of how you found them. Do not go in depth on the content of the sources in this part. Where did you begin your research? How did this lead you to other sources, such as books, periodicals, internet sites, interviews, etc.? What resources and materials did you find? Don’t worry if it turns out to be a poor source; we are looking at the process! How did your research strategy change form your original plan? What difficulties did you encounter, and how did you overcome them?
Describe the most significant information you learned about your topic and how this changed your thinking about the topic. Include details, examples and quotes to support new thinking. This should be the bulk of what is on your power point presentation. Write several paragraphs discussing what you learned. The paragraphs should follow the same organization structure as your power point, so this should not seem like extra work.
Write a paragraph concluding your research. What skills did you develop or improve during this research? How might you conduct your research differently in the future?