Researching a time period or era in history can be daunting, but this research outline and organizer will help students break it down in a manageable way! Students will focus on six topics (each making a paragraph) that fit together to document a time in history. The fundamental needs of humans (such as food, shelter, defense, etc.), primary and secondary sources and geographic location are all included. Students love researching the time period and using old videos or pictures as a resource for learning along with books and articles.
**My fourth-grade students were able to write a 6 paragraph informative presentation on an era of their choice using this organizer! Researching and writing one paragraph a day was manageable and they were so excited to have such a "HUGE" essay when they were completed. Adding the option to make illustrations made this project more exciting as well!