So.... your first task today: look at the rubric. No really, LOOK AT THE RUBRIC.
You will be given most of today's class time to continue your research.
In the last 10 minutes of class, partner with someone that you feel comfortable giving feedback to and receiving feedback from.
- You will spend 5 minutes looking at their research portfolio and giving constructive feedback (both positive feedback and helpful feedback on things you suggest they consider to improve on). Be sure the feedback is both helpful and kind.
- Your partner will spend 5 minutes doing the same for your research.
- Do not electronically share your documents with each other--you never want to share individual formative or summative assessment documents with another student (you don't want to risk issues for potential plagiarism). Instead, exchange laptops while you sit next to them.
HW: Finalize Your research. Due next class!
You will know you are ready to finalize your research if you are able to answer some of your supporting questions (and have done so in your QCI table), and feel that you have enough information and evidence to confidently respond to the research question with supporting evidence. Until you reach that point, you'll need to keep researching.
Reminders for your research:
- Be sure to use the supporting questions you developed to guide your research.
- Any notes you take should be there to help you answer the research and supporting questions; if it doesn't its not relevant and shouldn't be in your notes.
- You need to be sure you use a minimum of 4 sources provided to you in the Research Packet (this is linked within your Research Portfolio)
- You need to find a minimum of 2 additional sources not provided to you (these are sources you find on your own-- scholarly journals, articles, databases, videos and/or websites)
- The minimum requirement for "meets" in your research portfolio is 6 sources (4 provided; 2 you find on your own).
- Be sure to record a variety of text evidence (dates, facts, examples, definitions, quoted passages, etc.)
- Be sure to provide detailed information that are YOUR OWN IDEAS in the QCI column. This is your thoughts and ideas about the evidence you are collecting, or about the sources (their usefulness, credibility) and you record your own insights and understandings or further questions this raises for you about the topic you are researching. You should also begin attempting to answer some of your supporting questions in the QCI column.
- Be sure to further organize your notes (both columns) with appropriate subheadings or use bold, underline, color, etc. to organize more effectively.
- See the exemplars (linked in your research portfolio) for examples on type of information to include in in the Text Evidence and QCI columns.
- You may also use any sources and notes you may have already recorded in previous research (civilizations research, Unit 1 notes, etc.)
- Your notes do not have to be exclusively about the Silk Road, although at least 4 of your sources SHOULD contain evidence about collective learning along the Silk Road.
- Use the research rubric (linked in your portfolio) to also help guide your research. There is a link to this in your research portfolio.