Tangerine

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RESEARCH PROJECT OVERVIEW: 

L.O. I can conduct a short research project and share my findings in a concise and engaging manner.

S.L.E. Articulate ideas clearly, creatively, and effectively

 

Assignment description

You will create a one pager – one page of sketches and notes – that illustrates and explains the most significant elements of your assigned research topic. We will use our one pagers to build background knowledge that will help us fully understand the plot, characters, and themes of Edward Bloor’s novel, Tangerine.

 

Assignment guidelines

Successful one pagers will include the following elements:

  • Clear, complete, and concise answers to the five research questions posted on my teacher page
  • Accurate and complete citations to show where your information came from
  • One interesting fact that you learned about your topic beyond what was asked in the original research questions
  • Thoughtful illustrations and doodles that draw the eye and help explain your topic
  • High quality, finished work – all pencil lines erased and inked over, appropriate use of color and illustrations, legible text, and correct grammar

You can:

  • Use the template I shared in class OR create your own
  • Include the original research questions OR work the question stem into your written response
  • Make it a minimum size of 8.5”x11” OR a maximum size of 12”x18” OR something in between

TOPICS AND RESOURCES

WhiteCane1Below are some questions to guide your research on legal blindness.  Please note that that you are not limited to these questions; your research and class presentation could cover other important information about legal blindness that is not on this list.

  1. When is someone considered legally blind?
  2. What is the difference between low vision and legally blind?
  3. How does someone become legally blind?
  4. What can these people do, or not do? For example, can they drive, cook, read, walk unassisted?
  5. How does legal blindness affect students?

Chicago Fire, Water along with Streets and Sanitation departments respond to a sink hole which swallowed three vehicles and exposed a 24 inch gas line at the 9600 block of south Houston Avenue on Chicago's south side on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
Chicago Fire, Water along with Streets and Sanitation departments respond to a sink hole which swallowed three vehicles and exposed a 24 inch gas line at the 9600 block of south Houston Avenue on Chicago’s south side on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

Below are some questions to guide your research on sink holes.  Please note that that you are not limited to these questions; your research and class presentation could cover other important information about sink holes that is not on this list.

  1. What is a sink hole?
  2. Can they be harmful?  Explain.
  3. Why do they occur?
  4. Where do they occur?
  5. Can you stop them?  How?

homeowners_associationBelow are some questions to guide your research on Home Owners Associations (HOAs).  Please note that that you are not limited to these questions; your research and class presentation could cover other important information about HOAs that is not on this list.

  1. What is an HOA?
  2. Can they be helpful?  Explain.
  3. What are some downsides to HOAs?
  4. Where do they occur?
  5. How do they impact property owners and tenants?

lightning_safety_300Below are some questions to guide your research on lightning.  Please note that that you are not limited to these questions; your research and class presentation could cover other important information about lightning that is not on this list.

  1. How does lightning occur?
  2. How dangerous is lightning?
  3. Do people survive lightning strikes? What kind of injuries might they have if they do?
  4. Numbers – how many people die from it? How many people are injured yearly?
  5. Are there places where lightning strikes are more likely?

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Below are some questions to guide your research on muck fires.  Please note that that you are not limited to these questions; your research and class presentation could cover other important information about muck fires that is not on this list.

  1. What is a muck fire?
  2. Can they be harmful?
  3. What are the biggest problems caused by a muck fire?
  4. Where and why do they occur?
  5. Can you stop them? How?

citrus-bgBelow are some questions to guide your research on citrus fruit freezing.  Please note that that you are not limited to these questions; your research and class presentation could cover other important information about freezing citrus fruits that is not on this list.

  1. How do farmers protect fruit from freezing? Are there multiple methods?
  2. Why do their methods work? How often do their methods work?
  3. How effective are their methods?
  4. Does a citrus freeze happen often? Where?
  5. How disastrous can it be when a citrus farm freezes?