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1. EXPLORE: explore your topic using resources to get background information and build a base of knowledge
2. ASK: Develop a question or questions based on what you learned from your exploratory research and what you want to know (& suspect)
3. FIND: Find and evaluate resources that will help you answer your question
4. GATHER: Gather info from your sources, keeping track of where you got your information (note-taking and bibliography)
5. CONNECT: Connect the information you've gathered to your original question
6. PITCH: Pitch your ideas. Summarize your research and propose a product to your teacher or a peer.
7: CREATE: Create your product with pride!
Emotional Process of Research
Databases and Encyclopedias
Note: When logging in, select the "American History" and "American Government" databases to get more precise results.
Citing your Sources!
- Create a new project in your mybib.com account as soon the project is assigned.
- Add each source into mybib as you find it and you will have a list of all your sources so you will not forget or lose any.
Assignment and background sources
Keyword Suggestions to Get You Started
Getting Stared - Suggested Keywords
Articles of Confederation
Bill of Rights
Equal Rights Amendment
Necessary and Proper Clause