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The Battle of the Somme. 1st July - 19th November 1916. BIG SIX PROJECT. THE BIG SIX PROJECT:. 1. Task Definition - What are you supposed to do?. 2. Information Seeking Strategies - Finding relevant sources of information.

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The Battle of the Somme

1st July - 19th November 1916

BIG SIX

PROJECT


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THE BIG SIX PROJECT:

1. Task Definition - What are you supposed to do?

2. Information Seeking Strategies - Finding

relevant sources of information.

3. Location and Access of Information - Where

to find information: The school library,

use of IT and History text books.

4. Use of Information - How many resources should

you use? How should you record quotations?

5. Synthesis - How will you record your information?

6. Evaluation - How will the project be assessed?


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1) TASK DEFINITION:

a) Introduction

b) Causes of the Battle

c) Key Features of the First Day of Battle

d) The Remainder of the Battle

e) The End of the Battle

f) Conclusion

g) Bibliography


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3) LOCATION AND ACCESS OF INFORMATION -

Where can I find the sources of information?

a) The School Library

b) I T

c) History Textbooks

d) Local Libraries


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4) USE OF INFORMATION

Key Questions:

a) How many resources should I use?

At least 4 websites and 2 books

b) How should I Use each resource?

Never copy - this is PLAGEURISM [a crime]

c) How Should I record Quotations?

Your report should include quotations.


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2) INFORMATION SEEKING STRATEGIES -

SOURCES OF INFORMATION:

i. Internet Websites

ii. Videos

iii. Non-Fiction Books


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5) SYNTHESIS -

HOW WILL I RECORD

THE INFORMATION?

Use the working booklet to:

a) Make notes and record book/website/video information.

b) Use the checklist to ensure you have

enough information for each section.

c) Type up your information using the side-headings provided.

d) When using the computer, make sure you save

your work regularly onto the hard drive.

e) Your final report needs to have clear headings and presented

neatly. Check spelling, punctuation and grammar.


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6. EVALUATION

(ASSESSING YOUR WORK)

1) Self-evaluation: read your work and give the grade you think

you deserve using the criteria in the booklet:

2) Complete the evaluation sheet of the working booklet.

A.

Well reasoned, well written, contains evidence of at least two

viewpoints, reasoned and balanced conclusion. Clearly presented,

using wide range of sources. References be precise, accurat

B.

Thorough, quite well written, containing two points of view

Fairly wide use of evidence but may not cover all aspects

Well organised but lacks structure. Conclusion developed

but lacks some rea


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C.

Fairly thorough in descriptive detail but some lack of judgment

and reasoned conclusion. Some evidence given but one-sided

lacks variety. Few sources used, litle referencin

D.

Very limited report containing description of only one or two

aspects of the battle. Little use of sources, no real conclusion.

Lacks structure, limited picture of events. Material copied directly


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Why did they Die?


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