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The Research Process

1. EXPLORE: Explore information on your topic. Learn basic background info and facts: Who? What? Where? When? 

2. ASK: Ask questions. Develop and refine a research question based on what you learned in your exploratory research. 

3. FIND: Find and evaluate sources. Look for sources that deepen your knowledge of your topic.

4. GATHER: Gather important info - go deep! Read actively, take notes, keep track of sources. What info is useful?

5. CONNECT: Connect your notes back to your research question. Can you answer your question? Do you need more info? Has your evidence led you to a new 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!

Books for Multiple Empires

Ming Dynasty eBook and Print Books

Aztec Empire eBooks and Print Books

Ottoman Empire Print Books

Inca Empire eBooks and Print Books