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Selecting and Narrowing a Topic. Objective: Students will understand the hierarchical relationships of broader and narrower in order to select a narrow a research topic. Analogies look like this: battery : flashlight :: hard drive : computer Analogies read like this:

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Objective:

Students will understand the hierarchical relationships of broader and narrower in order to select a narrow a research topic


Analogies look like this:

battery : flashlight :: hard drive : computer

Analogies read like this:

Battery is to flashlight as hard drive is to computer

This is a type of analogy called “Part to the Whole”


Here’s another “Part to the Whole” analogy.

How do you read it?

chapter : book :: volume : set

Chapter is to book as volume is to set.


Now let’s try a few “Part to the Whole” analogies together.

finger : hand : : toe :__________________

episode : television series :: song :___________

member : group :: page :____________________


Hierarchy

a system of persons or things arranged in a graded order



Subject between persons or things–

a broad area of study that covers many topics and subtopics


Topic – between persons or things

a focused, narrowed aspect of a subject


Subtopic – between persons or things

one specific event, type, problem or question related to a topic; A subtopic could also be a comparison between two related types


World War I between persons or things

Battles

Roles of Women

Problems of the Soldiers

Weapons of the war

The Battle of Ypres

The Battle of the Isonzo

The Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of Caporetto

Women in industry

Nursing

Nerve Gas

Hand Grenades

The Machine Gun

Combat Destroyers

Biological Weapons

Nerve Disorders

Influenza

Casualties

Dehydration


World War I between persons or things

I. Battles

A. The Battle of Ypres

B. The Battle of Isonza

C. The Battle of the Atlantic

D. The Battle of Caporetto

II. Roles of Women

A. Women in Industry

B. Nursing

III. Weapons of War

A. Nerve Gas

B. Biological Weapons

C. The Machine Gun

D. Hand Grenades

IV. Problems of Soldiers

A. Nerve Disorders

B. Influenza

C. Dehydration

D. Casualties


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