Research Part III: Finding, Analyzing, and Taking Notes on Secondary Sources; Generating Research Questions

Day 36 (Monday, October 15)

  1. Activities
    1. Lincoln: Mandatory Chapter 2 Vocabulary Test
    2. Google Classroom Question (Only Sitting Bull) (25-30 minutes)
    3. Video Lecture 6-King Philip’s War (15-20 minutes)
    4. Surveying and Narrowing a topic (20-25 minutes)
    5. Choosing Partners
  2. Additional Resources

Day 37 (Tuesday, October 16)

  1. Activities
    1. Primary Source Analysis: (5.2) Inferring and Close Reading Plague Doctor (15-20 minutes)
      1. Small Group Discussions Over RACE: Select students only
    2. Google Classroom Question (15 minutes)
    3. Surveying and Narrowing a topic (15 minutes)
    4. Choosing Partners
  2. Additional Resources
    1. Creating Google Searches and Finding Secondary Sources

Day 38 (Wednesday, October 17)

  1. Activities
    1. Surveying and Narrowing a topic
    2. Choosing Partners
    3. Primary Source Analysis: Plague Doctor (15-20 minutes) Due October 18
    4. Class Discussion-Columbus Day: What should we memorialize?
      1. Students will write on a sticky note and explain why they believe what they do
  2. Additional Resources

Day 39 (Thursday, October 18)

  1. Activities
    1. Surveying and Narrowing a topic
    2. Choosing Partners
    3. Google Classroom Questions (Posted for all classes)
    4. Class Discussion-Columbus Day: What should we memorialize?
      1. Watch videos to help understand the argument.
  2. Additional Resources

Day 40 (Friday, October 19)

  1. Activities
    1. Vocabulary Redoes
      1. Retakes
      2. If not taking retake, then study for upcoming vocabulary test (15 minutes)
    2. Surveying and Narrowing a topic Due Today
    3. Choosing Partners
    4. Class Discussion-Columbus Day: What should we memorialize?
      1. Reconsider side taken
  2. Additional Resources

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Day 41 (Monday, October 22)

  1. Activities
    1. Review comments from Columbus Video Conversation (5 mins)
    2. Group Signatures (3-5 mins)
    3. Begin Searching for Secondary Sources (15-20 mins)
      1. Written Resources: Encyclopedias, periodicals, history textbooks, history books on specific topics, history journal articles
      2. Creating Google Searches
    4. Seven Years War Video Lecture (20 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources
    1. As you find resources that you believe you can use, organize them into a annotated bibliography. Use the annotated bibliography doc to help create your own.

Day 42 (Tuesday, October 23)

  1. Activities
    1. Primary vs Secondary Source Worksheet
    2. Taking Notes: Quotes, Paraphrases, and Summaries
    3. Introduction to Bibliography
    4. Primary Source Worksheet
      1. Lincoln: Practice Vocabulary Chapter 3 (15 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 43 (Wednesday, October 24) (Half Day)

  1. Activities
    1. Group 1
      1. RACE videos for specific students: Using R.A.C.E for Writing: Example from The Lightning Thief
      2. Practice vocabulary for Chapter 3 Vocabulary
    2. Group 2
      1. Evaluating Secondary Sources: Hamblin Analysis (Sitting Bull and Tubman)
        1. Showed them examples from my personal research
        2. Went through a note taking guide that explained direct quotes, partial quotes, paraphrases, and summaries
      2. Evaluating Secondary Sources
  2. Additional Resources

Day 44 (Thursday, October 25)

  1. Activities
    1. Group 1: (Adams, Lincoln)
      1. Evaluating Secondary Sources (Adams, Lincoln)
        1. Highlighting Important information using a Primary Source Activity: Settlers’ Views of the Land
        2. Evaluating Secondary Sources
      2. Practice Vocabulary
        1. Lincoln: Chapter 3
        2. Adams: Quarter 2
    2. Group 2: (Tubman, Sitting Bull)
      1. Primary Source Worksheet: Settlers’ Views of the Land
      2. Primary Source Analysis: (2.2) Corroboration Stamp Act
      3. Quarter 2 Vocabulary
  2. Additional Resources

Day 45 (Friday, October 26)

  1. Activities
    1. Lincoln: Mandatory Chapter 3 Vocabulary Test
    2. Group Signature Due
    3. Sitting Bull Activity: Analysis of questions
    4. Determine your research question
  2. Additional Resources

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Day 46 (Monday, October 29)

  1. Activities
    1. Practice Vocabulary (10 mins)
      1. Mandary Test on Friday, November 9
    2. Taking Notes on Secondary Sources (20-25 minutes)
      1. Evaluating Secondary Sources
      2. Secondary Source Important Information
      3. Time to read and work
        1. Lincoln Lecture on note taking: Power of Highlighting
    3. Video Lecture 8-The Beginning of the Revolution
  2. Additional Resources

Day 47 (Tuesday, October 30)

  1. Activities
    1. Group Meetings
    2. Creating Google Searches (5-10 minutes)
    3. Rawlins Library Searching for Book video (5 minutes)
    4. Taking Notes on Secondary Sources (15-20 minutes)
      1. Video Lecture Time (15-20 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 48 (Wednesday, October 31)

  1. Activities
    1. Group Meetings
    2. Practice Vocabulary (10 mins)
    3. Primary Source Analysis: (3.3) Monitoring/Questioning Loyalists (20-25 minutes)
    4. Taking Notes on Secondary Sources (15 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 49 (Thursday, November 1)

  1. Activities
    1. Group Meetings
    2. Evaluating Secondary Sources Example (10 minutes)
    3. Practice the latest skill (15-20 minutes)
    4. Taking Notes on Secondary Sources (15-20 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 50 (Friday, November 2)

  1. Activities
    1. Group Meetings
    2. Practice Vocabulary (10 mins)
    3. Search for books at Rawlins library (5-10 minutes)
    4. Discussion: What does it mean to be an American? Who deserves the freedoms and rights that Americans rights?
    5. Google Classroom Questions (15-20 minutes, Saga and Lincoln due monday)
    6. First Evaluation of a Secondary Source Due
  2. Additional Resources

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Day 51 (Monday, November 5)

  1. Activities
    1. Practice Vocabulary (10 mins)
    2. Book search assignment (5-10 minutes)
      1. Students need to go to Rawlins themselves or get books through Mrs. Lehman.
    3. Secondary Source Challenge (5 minutes)
      1. Student who creates the most secondary source analysis sheets gets something…
    4. American Identity Lecture (20-25 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 52 (Tuesday, November 6)

  1. Activities
    1. Video Lecture 9: The Beginning of Revolution (Part II) (20-25 minutes)
    2. Evaluating Secondary Sources Video (7-8 minutes)
    3. Work on Secondary Source (8-12 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 53 (Wednesday, November 7)

  1. Activities
    1. Practice Vocabulary (10 mins)
    2. Reminders (5 minutes)
      1. Books for Project due by Monday
      2. Second Source Challenge
    3. Writing Challenge: Answer the discussion question with your beliefs in 10 minutes-What does it mean to be an American? Who deserves the freedoms and rights that Americans do? (10-15 minutes)
    4. Secondary Source Analysis work time (20-25 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 54 (Thursday, November 8)

  1. Activities
    1. Second Essay: Primary Source Analysis Introduction (25 mins)
    2. Sourcing Video or small group lecture (15-20 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 55 (Friday, November 9)

  1. Activities
    1. Mandatory Vocabulary Test, must get a 65% or higher
    2. Second Evaluation of a Secondary Source Due
  2. Additional Resources

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Day 56 (Monday, November 12)

  1. Activities
    1. How was your week (3-5 mins)
      1. Secondary Source Challenge: Mastery Level Analysis
    2. Need to show Mr. Hamblin a book for the project (5 mins)
    3. Veterans Day (15-20 minutes)
      1. History Video
      2. Youtube “Veterans PTSD” and watch videos of student choice for 10 minutes
      3. Share with each other what we discovered
    4. Video Lecture 10: The Basics of the American Revolution (15-20 mins)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 57 (Tuesday, November 13)

  1. Activities
    1. Youtube Discussion (15-20 minutes)
      1. Who should be allowed and not allowed to be an American citizen?
    2. Source Paragraph (25-30 minutes)
      1. Use the primary sources that have been given to the students.
  2. Additional Resources

Day 58 (Wednesday, November 14)

  1. Activities
    1. Analysis from yesterday due
    2. History Day project connections (10 mins)
      1. Creating new Google Searches
    3. Analysis Work time (35 minutes)
      1. Primary Source Analysis for Second Essay
      2. Secondary Source Analysis for Big Project
  2. Additional Resources

Day 59 (Thursday, November 15)

  1. Activities
    1. JA in a Day
  2. Additional Resources

Day 60 (Friday, November 16)

  1. Activities
    1. Vocabulary Test Retake, must get a 65% or higher
      1. Last Day for Lincoln to retake
    2. Third Evaluation of a Secondary Source Due
    3. Analysis Work time (45 minutes)
      1. Primary Source Analysis for Second Essay
      2. Secondary Source Analysis for Big Project
  2. Additional Resources

Teacher Resources

  1. RACE Worksheet
  2. Embed the RACE strategy in read alouds and guided reading throughout the year. One easy way to do this is through sticky note evidence collection. For example: “In this section, we learn just how greedy the character is. Look for evidence in the text to support this conclusion.” The students flag or jot down the evidence and then we discuss it and sometimes compile it into written responses using the RACE formula.
  3. Lesson for analyzing sources: Another tip is to have the students color code the different parts of their response. This is an engaging way for the students to make sure they include everything needed. 
  4. Researching from Internet Sources
  5. Organizing notes into a Google folder
  6. Warning About Plagiarism

Additional Ideas

Standards for Teachers