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SIgners of the Declaration of Independence

Book Resource

This book is available on Mr. Paulhus's  desk and may be used throughout this project. Please return to the desk when finished.

Founding Father's Template

 

Use the Template that Mr. Paulhus will provide on your Google Classroom.

How to find Reliable Resources

 

 

 

 

If you're looking for information in an online search engine like Google or Yahoo, you often find too much information and not all of it is useful (and some of it is just bad). The CRAAP Test involves a series of questions designed to help students evaluate online information to determine if they should use the information for class projects, papers, or presentations.

Signers of Declaration of Independence

Research Process

    Read about your assigned topic looking for subtopics and important terms. You may choose to check reference sources           context as you get familiar with your topic.

1.     Immerse- build background knowledge

2.     Identify focused questions you are interested in investigating.  Explore interesting ideas

3.     Gather a working source list.( See Mrs. Kimball's links

4.     Take notes on note cards or use Noodletools

5.     Look for patterns of information in your sources, your notes, your note cards.

6.     Develop clear and focused preliminary thesis. Evaluate

7.     Gather information and evaluate the sources of information. . Have you gathered a variety of quality materials? Have you              gathered both primary and secondary sources?  

8.     Identify strong supporting points and rank them, making certain that the research and logical reasoning support them.                          Make sure that the evidence you collected is strong and that is directly supports your thesis.

9.     Organize your ideas and evidence. 

10.  Have a classmate or friend peer review your work.

11.  Revise the draft.

12.  Edit the draft.

13.  Prepare, proofread, and submit the final copy.

 

Remember, you may ask for help anywhere along the way!

 

Teacher Librarian

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Linda Kimball
Contact:
Gibbons Middle School
20 Fisher St
Westborough, MA 01581
508-836-7740

Guided Inquiry Design

Citing your Sources and Notetaking

 

NoodleTools

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Noodle Tools is a citation management tool to complete any project

To access NoodleTools through the button found within the Google Apps through Google Drive (even more from Google), click on the app (as the picture above). Click create new account and select whether you are a student or teacher. Click Submit

 

Essential Questions to your Works Cited

1. Why is it important to use credible sources?

2. How do I give proper credit to the suppliers of the information that I'm using

3. Do I cite the pictures I am using in my project?

How to Cite an Online Image (use this Noodletools instructions from YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4t_9FwdnXM
 
 
Example of how to cite a website

Example

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name (if noted). "Title of Webpage." Title of Website. Publisher or sponsor of the site (or N.p. if not given), Date of publication (or n.d. if not given). Web (this is the Source Medium). Date of access (written as day month year). <URL>.