Google Drive Unsolved Mysteries Research Project: A Big6 Research Project

Google Drive Unsolved Mysteries Research Project: A Big6 Research Project
Google Drive Unsolved Mysteries Research Project: A Big6 Research Project
Google Drive Unsolved Mysteries Research Project: A Big6 Research Project
Google Drive Unsolved Mysteries Research Project: A Big6 Research Project
Google Drive Unsolved Mysteries Research Project: A Big6 Research Project
Google Drive Unsolved Mysteries Research Project: A Big6 Research Project
Google Drive Unsolved Mysteries Research Project: A Big6 Research Project
Google Drive Unsolved Mysteries Research Project: A Big6 Research Project
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GOOGLE DRIVE CLASSROOM

The Unsolved Mysteries Research Project is a perfect resource to use with Google Apps, Google Drive, Google Classroom, Chromebooks, 1:1, or BYOD along with the resource packet providing you and your students with a high-interest research project!

Can you edit student handouts and rubrics? YES!

Teachers can log into a Google account, regardless if they use Google Classroom or not, and access the shared google drive links. Once you are logged into a Google account and access the link to the student handouts, teachers will be prompted to copy them into your own Google Drive. Resources can then be edited in Google Docs or downloaded and edited using Microsoft Word.

*A pdf file of all student handouts is included for easy printing as an additional option.


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RESOURCES


The Unsolved Mystery Research Project is designed for 6th-10th grade students and includes the following resources:

Access to an attractive Google Site featuring a dynamic, interactive photo gallery displaying rotating images representing the unsolved mystery topics. Your students will be instantly engaged!

The high-interest research topics include the following intriguing unsolved mysteries:

The Mystery of Easter Island, Loch Ness – Myth or Truth, The Curse of the Bermuda Triangle, Bigfoot Creatures – Real or Hoax, UFOs/Aliens –Does Life Exist on Other Planets?, The Mysterious Abandoned Ship Called Mary Celeste, The Lost City of Atlantis, and The Mystery Behind Stonehenge.

Each topic includes access to 6 websites.

Three websites provide students with factual information, evidence, photos, or witness accounts, one video or interactive site is included to deepen their knowledge of the topic, and one counterclaim website provides the opportunity to explore an opposing viewpoint or to learn about possible explanations.

Following their research, students will form their own conclusions on the unsolved mystery and create a slide presentation based on their research. A Teacher's Grading Rubric is included!

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IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING INQUIRY-BASED RESEARCH


Do your students need more structure to help guide them through the research process?

This product includes resources and student handouts based on the Big6 Research Model in order to provide them with guidance, structure, and help throughout each research step!

What is Big6?

Big6 is a six-stage inquire-based model to help anyone solve problems or make decisions by using credible information.

Along with quality research links being provided for students, the following handouts for Google Drive are included:


Step 1: Task Definition: Pre-search activity and Student Handout, Research Planning Sheet, Inquiry-Based Research – Creating Guiding Research Questions


Step 2: Information Seeking Strategies - Generating Effective Keywords and Keyword Phrases


Step 3: Location and Access: MLA Source Citation How To Handout and Source Citation Sheet, Website Links to Explore


Step 4: Use of Information - Digital Note-Taking Handout for Summarizing and Paraphrasing Research


Step 5: Synthesis – Combining Sources and Using a Student Research Checklist


Step 6: Evaluation – Analyze and Reflect. Student Research Self-Reflection Survey

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CONVENIENT AND EFFECTIVE FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS


The Google Drive Research Handouts can be used for any research task throughout the school year. Microsoft or MAC users can download the handout links and edit within their own software.


Everything can be accessed by students from one website - including their handouts!


The work has been done for you! Access could not be any easier!


(For teachers who have not implemented 1:1 or Google Classroom, students can access the Unsolved Mystery website without signing into a Google account and a pdf file of the handouts are available to print.)


From start to finish, this product provides a comprehensive research project with no copies, no hassle, and no extra work for the teacher!


Most of our students need structure in order to learn the necessary skills to conduct research effectively.


Teach those skills by implementing this effective inquiry-based research process!


Engage your students throughout by using the high-interest topics and resources provided with this product!


08/11/2017: Please note that this project has been updated and includes the links to the new project webpage created with the New Google Sites! Buyers who purchased this resource prior to this date will want to download this again for free!

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Keywords: Middle School ELA, Research Skills, Big6 research, High School English, Google Drive, Google Gafe, Chromebooks, Library Skills, 1:1, Google Apps, Google Slides, Unsolved Mystery, Inquiry-Based Learning
Total Pages
30+
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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