Category Archives: Research Skills

Britannica – My Britannica

My Britannica is the section of Britannica Online where you can keep your stuff. As a teacher, you can setup a My Britannica account and use it to plan lessons and collect materials (articles images and videos). Sign Up To … Continue reading

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Writing Research Assignments

Research assignments are very different to tests. Tests function to show what the students have learnt throughout a unit while research assignments are a learning experience in themselves. As a result, if you ask your students to recall what they … Continue reading

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Resourcing the curriculum – The Spanish Conquest of the Americas

“When the Spanish reached the valley of Mexico in 1519, they were amazed at what they saw.” – Wood, Tim. The Aztecs. London: Hamlyn, 1992. Next semester we will begin to look at the Spanish Conquest of the Americas in … Continue reading

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A+ for research

With oral presentations coming up, you will need to be pretty dynamite at research in order to stand out from the crowd. I have chosen (…made up.., ok, stolen…) the topic: Young people should be allowed to drive younger. This … Continue reading

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Britannica School – Student Access

We have a subscription to Britannica so that students have access to easy-to-find, high-quality reference material from school or home. From School Students can access Britannica at school by navigating to the Online Resources page from the Library page on … Continue reading

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Referencing

Referencing may be your last thought when you are conducting a research assignment (or ERA in psych) but it should really be your first.This is because, from the very first searches that you do in your assignment to the quotes … Continue reading

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Conducting research

When you are given a new research assignment, the first thing that you will want to do is panic. Then, following a period of not knowing where to start and wallowing in self-loathing and the unfairness of the school system, … Continue reading

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