Benchmark • Add BENCHMARK to April 3 on the calendar. • Similar to the midterm, it will assess your knowledge of American Literature to this point. It should give us a good idea of how well (or poorly) you will do on the SEOCT.
Galileo Take notes on your own paper.
What is Galileo? • Galileo is a database where you can access periodicals and scholarly journals.
Why is it better that Google? • Anyone can post anything on the internet. We know this to be true. Wikipedia allows users to edit information—but it cannot guarantee that the information is reliable. • Galileo only offers scholarly (and peer-reviewed) articles to provide accurate, reliable information.
How do I use Galileo? • The easiest way to get to Galileo is to Google search it. If you spell it correctly, it will be the first link listed. • It reads-"Galileo-University System of Georgia."
What are we researching? • In teacher-assigned groups you will research, the social, political, and economic climate leading up to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s. • Then you will create a poster displaying this information. • Your group will present your findings to the class. • Suggested Search Topics • Description of 1940’sAmerica—enter your decade here • American political climate
Click on HISTORY and GOVERNMENT Then click on CULTURE
Your Research • Click on the first article—open the HTML or PDF full text version to read. • You may have to read multiple articles to find your information. That is part of the research process. • When you find information from one of your sources, you need to get information for the WORKS CITED page. • To do this, you will click on CITATION on the top left corner
Works Cited Page You will then use this listed information to fill in the Works Cited information. You will have a worksheet to guide you.
Citation Format for Scholarly Journals Author(s). “Article Title.” Journal Titlevolume.issue number (publication year): page numbers of article if given. Database Name. Web. Access Date [day/month/year]. Example: Chalmers, David. “The struggle for social change in 1960s America: A bibliographic essay.” American Studies International 30.1 (1992): 41-65. World History Collection. Web. 31 Mar. 2014.