Saturday, February 15, 2014

Researching Lincoln

Yes, I am going to be talking about a dirty word today - Research. Yuck! It's something that is so hard for my kids and has seemed like a waste of time in the past. So, I decided to make a resource that would be interesting for my students and easy to use for me.

We are in the midst of learning about Famous Americans and Presidents so I thought researching Abraham Lincoln would be appropriate.

I have laid this out for 4 days of research and writing  that really can be broken down into more days if needed.

It's kinda hard to tell from the collage but I have included 2 different PDFs that you can use for your research. Each one has a different research question. The note taking templates and writing plans are editable in each of these PDFs.
Here are some example slides:

 I have also made a PDF that is editable so you can make up your own research question and daily tasks.

We'll see how this goes after all our snow from Pax melts. You can check this out on TPT by clicking on any of the images above.

In case you missed it, I shared a freebie over at Owl-Ways Be Inspired yesterday. Go check it out!

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1 comment:

  1. This is a true story. My father and I were leaving a restaurant in Boston, MA after lunch today. A man came up to us and said, "I'm Abe Lincoln." I just went along with him because he had on a Veteran's cap and was older. Then he takes out his license, and the name on it was: Abraham Elliot Lincoln, Jr. Then - I know, can you believe it? - he asked how he was different from the real Abraham Lincoln. "I don't know." Well, he told me that Abraham Lincoln had a beard like him but no mustache because Abraham Lincoln couldn't grow a mustache. There you go - something new to research! I never really thought about it before....Thanks for reading this crazy but true story.


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