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History Research for Grade 10 students: A Review

Here’s what we did last time we met:

We’ll start our lesson with a look at plagiarism and academic honesty, using the tutorial “You Quote It, You Note It”. 

We’ll then look at how to cite try out MLA style with this citation overview and exercise.

Test your skills here:Online Citation Test

In addition to the databases listed on the  history handout and books that you can access through this site, you may want to explore the primary sources available at these websites:

CBC Archives

City of Toronto Archives

Library and Archives Canada

Local History and Genealogy – Toronto Public Library

Pro tip: when you’re searching on the internet for sources, try limiting your search by type “site:edu” after your search term, in order to limit your returns to university websites.

 

Best Sources for Academic Science Research

Use journals! Academic journals are often more reputable sources of information than what you will find on websites. They are written by experts, and articles are reviewed by other experts in the same field. The research they use is current and reliable.

As with any source of information, be critical and watch for bias. Always triangulate your sources!

Search Science Databases

Select the following

Grade: 9-12

Resource Type: Database Articles

Subject: Science

Accessing Teaching Resources

Directory of Virtual Library How To Handouts

Finding Professional Resources

Accessing Streamed Media – Learn 360, NFB, CBC

Heritage Month Resource Guides

Our Collection

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https://www.adifferentbooklist.com/

http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com/libraries-schools/about-our-library-services/

www.goodminds.com

www.indigo.ca

Kinesiology Research

Refer to this slideshow for more information on APA style. Make a copy of this handout in your google drive to use for note-taking and website evaluation.

For your presentation, play with:

CHROME EXTENSIONS:

Mindomo for a cool mind map program where you can embed video (like Prezi but less sick-making)

Screencastify to create an audio or video narration of your Google slides

WeVideo to edit your own video online — this video is a very helpful guide to getting started.

NOT CHROME, BUT FREE AND ONLINE:

Powtoon for a slightly more complicated presentation video (expect to import your own pics rather than use their library, as most of the cool stuff costs $$$). Take a look at these tips on making a good video.

Science Research

 

Image result for citation memeWe’ll start our lesson with a look at plagiarism and academic honesty, using the tutorial “You Quote It, You Note It”. 

We will review what you’ve learned with “APA Style for Beginning Scientists” and youwill have your own copy of our references. You’ll go home today with all the tools you need to be a research superstar.

For future reference, the OWL Purdue site can answer all of your questions.