If you are like me, you are always looking for fresh ways to make research paper writing palatable for your students. This unit called "Get Out of Town" teaches students how to conduct "real research", utilize their findings, document their sources, and persuade an audience in a brief essay. The step-by-step format will appeal to both you and your students because they can't get lost. The handouts are right next to infallible and the results will certainly make you smile.
p.s. I added student examples for each of the pieces in the process so that you and your students can get a feel for this new way to bring research into the classroom.