Research Guide: Pennsylvania History

Research Guide: Pennsylvania History
Research Guide: Pennsylvania History
Research Guide: Pennsylvania History
Research Guide: Pennsylvania History
Research Guide: Pennsylvania History
Research Guide: Pennsylvania History
Research Guide: Pennsylvania History
Research Guide: Pennsylvania History
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Common Core State Standards
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5 MB|8 pages; 13 slides
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Investigate the state of Pennsylvania with this research guide that tasks students with learning, writing, and presenting on a significant figure in state history. Our series of research guides are designed to shepherd the research process from planning to a group presentation through the use of L-EA’s thoughtfully scaffolded activities. 

A “10-second sub plan” (just print and drop on your desk!) or the basis of a weeks-long research unit, this product includes:

  • The Basics of MLA Style PowerPoint presentation to assist with essay formatting teaching
  • A research essay writing assignment handout that includes essay requirements, a due date calendar, research essay writing tips, a peer edit checklist, and standards-based grading rubric (Standards: CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.7, and CCRA.L.3) - See PREVIEW
  • A Pennsylvania subject research planning and note-taking activity that assists students on selecting a research subject and includes instructions for straightforward background research, a symbolic art activity, and a space to cite quality sources and record notes - See PREVIEW
  • A research essay outlining activity, where students can use their notes to construct the building blocks of their essay - See PREVIEW
  • A group presentation assignment that includes presentation requirements, speaking tips, a peer-edit checklist, and a Common Core aligned rubric (ELA standards: CCRA.W.4, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5) - See PREVIEW
  • All 8-pages of this lesson are provided in B&W and full color (for lucky teachers with access to color printing!)


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Total Pages
8 pages; 13 slides
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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