Black History Biography Research
EACH DAY YOU'RE WORKING ON RESEARCH:
Log in to GCPS portal, G Suite, teacher's eClass course page, Media Center page, and SCRIBLE. Add Scrible Toolbar as necessary.
Research Collection Document to collect your information and turn in to the folders on Ms. Tolbert's eClass under Activities> Assignments
- Find a first source in Biography in Context. (See link below) and add the article to the Scrible library.
- Click the quotation mark icon in Scrible. Make any corrections or additions before pasting it in on the Research Collection Document for Source 1.
- Type in the correct parenthetical citation for this source in both columns of row number one for the first fact. Remember that PARENTHETICAL CITATIONS are just the first part of the longer Works Cited entry, such as the author's last name or the title of the article if no author is listed. All sentences in your paper using the comment on your fact with have the parenthetical citation.
- Begin skimming and reading the facts about your person, highlighting in Scrible the sentences (quotations, passages) that you think will help you explain THE MOST important and interesting facts about this person's life, particularly focusing on why he or she deserves special recognition for Black History Month.
- Your five favorites facts from each source will be copied into the Google Doc along with an original sentence or so as you would explain fact to the importance of that person in the COMMENT column.
- Then repeat the process with ONE more biography source, making sure not to duplicate facts from prior sources until you get at least 10 top facts about your person.
- Then find out about your choice of THREE of the subtopic categories and find answers to the questions listed from your options of Government and Politics, Military, Music, Science & Technology, Art & Literature, Movies, or Fashion of the 10-20 year period most closely tied to your person's accomplishments and contributions.
Access all the databases by clicking Online Research Library on your student portal.
Browse by category or search for specific names. Most topics will have multiple sources you can use for facts. Most also have a list of great website sources.
Provides facts, images, and the Web's best sites for biographical information on people.
Check for your person here to pop up in Pop Culture Universe or various American or World History collections of articles with biographies available.