Some had tough topics, but pushed through until they were able to navigate resources to find their path. Each student had to work both independently and in a group to research different aspects of a human rights issue. We have some great topics, from human trafficking in Madagasgar, to religious rights in France and a wide variety in between!
After two weeks of exploring resources like EBSCO newspaper and other periodical databases, they tried to use Google (yes, Google!) to find quality information using website evaluation methods. They soon realized that Google is much more difficult to use in an academic environment. They also learned to use effective research strategies, including awareness of information sources.
This week, students are thinking about their information to decide on an image best representing their topic. They use the ipads to take a photo, then create an icon by tracing over the image with a transparency overlay and marker. This outline is then projected onto poster board. They will color their posters and write a summary of their research to describe the image represented. Citations must be visilbe too!
I have been happy to see lots of creative work and excellent questions about these civil rights topics. Way to go, CIA2!