Lenses on Into the Wild : Research Resources
Use the basic bio source below to practice research steps:
EACH DAY YOU'RE WORKING ON RESEARCH:
Log in to GCPS portal, G Suite, Media Center page, and SCRIBLE. Add Scrible Toolbar as necessary.
Join your class using the Scrible code for your class period:
BELL 2A > s2zd635x
BELL 7B > wb9y8q19
WEETMAN 5B > ba473sav
Open a copy of this Lenses Google Doc to copy from here and paste the format into the PAPER in Scrible.
We will complete a practice source on Chris McCandless's life for the research procedure.
- Find a first source in a GCPS Online Resource Library database. (Try links 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. Remember these 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.
- Type in the correct parenthetical citation for this source in both columns of row number one for the first fact. All sentences in your paper using the comment on your fact with have the parenthetical citation.
- Begin skimming and reading the facts in your source, highlighting in Scrible the sentences (quotations, passages) that you think will help you explain aspects of your lens for Christopher McCandless, how it makes him appear, and how both aspects relate to Into the Wild.
- Your five favorites lines from each source will be copied into the Google Doc along with a sentence or so about that fact to explain its connection to your topic. This goes in the COMMENT column.
- Then repeat the process with two other sources, making sure not to duplicate facts from prior sources.
- You will have 15 top facts linking your topic to McCandless and the big picture of the book to form the foundation of your essay.
Guidance for Finding Database Sources for Research by Lens Focus
Quest for Self-Knowledge
Try comparing Chris' journey to that of a hero on a quest with sources about the book in Literature Resource Center for example.
Try this eBook on the Great Outdoors OR Look up "survival" in the Mas Ultra or Student Resources in Context Database.
Use Student Resources in Context or Science in Context for looking into some of the mental issues people have theorized about Chris.
Poetry & Music
The best databases to look at Chris' poetic or musical connections are Literature Resource Center for poetry. Pop Culture Universe could work for music topics.
The best databases to look at Chris' literary influences are Literature Resource Center or Biography in Context.
Geography: Maps & Biomes
Try Science in Context or Discover Galileo.