Being a part of the final project,
this lesson builds on work that is being done concurrently
in social studies and science. Students will use this
lesson to do research on a human health topic. This
research will result in a paper that is a compilation
of the information found on the selected topic with
appropriate citations. However, the product is not
a formal research paper in which the emphasis is on
proper format. Instead, the paper will be an organized
listing of facts, quotes, and pertinent information
that can be utilized in the creation of a public service
message which will be the focus of the apply lesson
in science class. This is an Explain Lesson. Students
will gather information with which to create a public
service message in science and social studies as the
quarter’s final project.
Students will be able to:
1. Gather information on a focused topic dealing with
a public health issue;
2. Consult enough sources to compile sufficient information
to create a public service message about a public health
3. Accurately and thoroughly document where each piece
of information was found.
National English Education
Students conduct research on issues and interests by
generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems.
They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety
of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts,
people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that
suit their purposes and audience.
Students use a variety of technological and informational
resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks,
video) to gather and synthesize information and to
create and communicate knowledge.
Strand 2: Concept 2: Functional Text
PO 1. Synthesize information from multiple sources to solve a problem.
W-P4. Craft a cohesive research document that develops
a logical argument or thesis; contains comprehensive,
supporting information from a variety of credible
and cited resources; and conforms to a style manual.
PO 1. State a point of view, position or argument about a subject
PO 3. Support a point of view, position, or argument, utilizing facts, examples,
details, and/or quotes from credible, accurate sources.
would be very helpful to you as a resource in the classroom
to know what is happening in the science and social studies
classes. As the students will be doing research in your class
to support the public service messages that are being created
in the science and social studies classes, it is important
for you to know what topics are being investigated in these
other classes and what the related activities are.
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