Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Crucible

You've all had a few days to explore connections between The Crucible and the real world, and it's time to give us an update. You have some deadlines this week. Please log in to your @ncps-k12.org Google Apps account to enter your responses to the following questions on the following dates. You can update your responses any time. 
  1. December 14: What is your research topic?
  2. December 18, 2012: What keywords are working for you?
  3. December 20, 2012: What is your research question?
  4. January 4, 2013: What is your thesis statement? 



RESOURCES: 
Download the app for Destiny Quest to your device to locate print and electronic books. (instructions for configuring the app)

If using a computer, be sure to sign-in so you can access digital content. Print resources are under the Titles page. Electronic resources, including websites and eBooks are under the Digital Resources page (tutorial).


By now, you should remember the school library's generic log-on information for the database page, but just in case, here is a link to the NCHS library Quick Guide. The following databases are recommended for this project:
        • ProQuest National Newspapers (major newspapers from today)
        • ProQuest Historical Newspapers (NYT + Hartford Courant since 1763)
        • NewsStand (thousands of contemporary newspapers & magazines)
        • Opposing Viewpoints (pro/cons on topics + supporting resources)
        • ABC-CLIO Issues (just like above, but different vendor)
        • ABC-CLIO American Government (useful for documents)
        • Annals of American History (primary source database - goes way back in U.S. History) 
        • Roper iPoll (public opinion survey)

DOCUMENTATION:
This 2-minute video will give you quick overview of how to create, group, and share your notes in EasyBib. Use this Note-Taking Rubric (left, below) as a guide when creating your notes. Consult the examples to guide you (right, below).




EasyBib Note D


EasyBib Note C

Ms. Swan will begin working with you on your infographic on Wednesday, December 19th. In the meantime, continue to research and take your notes in EasyBib. 

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