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Mini-Research Projects What are they? Sample Grade 6 Mini-Inquiry. Sue Taylor-Foley SSDSB. Mini Research Projects. Short term research projects Cooperative learning structures Promote curiosity in learning Helps with the development of questioning skills Does not take a long period of time.

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Mini research projects what are they sample grade 6 mini inquiry

Mini-Research ProjectsWhat are they?Sample Grade 6 Mini-Inquiry

Sue Taylor-Foley

SSDSB


Mini research projects
Mini Research Projects

  • Short term research projects

  • Cooperative learning structures

  • Promote curiosity in learning

  • Helps with the development of questioning skills

  • Does not take a long period of time


Procedure

Introduce broad topic focus

Elicit prior knowledge

Use KWL

Use graffiti

Develop a question board

Use other tried and try methods

Form inquiry teams

Teams can be activated in a centre approach during active reading or at some other appropriate time of the day

Not all teams need to be engaged in research at the same time

Not all team members need to conduct their research at once but, they will need to meet and the beginning and completion of their research.

Procedure


Mini research projects what are they sample grade 6 mini inquiry

Social Studies Outcomes

World Cultures Mini-research inquiry (grade 6)

Technology Outcomes

Language Arts Outcomes


Social studies outcomes
Social Studies Outcomes-

  • GCO: Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of culture, diversity, and world view, recognizing the similarities and differences reflected in various personal, cultural, racial, and ethnic perspectives

  • SCO-

  • explore their concept of culture and demonstrate an understanding of the influence of culture in their lives

  • develop an appreciation of the importance of cross-cultural understanding

  • identify, locate, and map the major culture realms of the world


Language arts

Students will be expected to ask and respond to questions to seek clarification or explanation of ideas and concepts

Students will be expected to answer, with increasing independence, their own questions and those of others by selecting relevant information from a variety of texts.

Students will be expected to use a range of reference texts and a database or an electronic search to facilitate the selection process.

Students will be expected to use a range of strategies to writing and other ways of representing to frame questions and design investigations to answer their questions...

Language Arts


L a cont

Students will be expected to create written and media texts... (depending on presentation/product expectations)

Students will be expected to select, organize and combine relevant information from 3-5 sources.

L.A. Cont.


Technology outcomes
Technology Outcomes texts... (depending on presentation/product expectations)

  • Having researched a topic within a curriculum unit, students will discover patterns and relationships between pieces of information.... (use Inspiration template on comparisons to assist with this)

  • Students will collaborate with others to conduct simple research, then plan and create a representation of their learning...

  • With the assistance of their teacher students will use the Internet..to search and access curriculum materials located on the world wide web.

  • Students will understand that well researched solutions to curriculum problems and personally important challenges can provide security when their conclusions are uncommon or unexpected


Introduction to world cultures graffiti webbing
Introduction to World Cultures- texts... (depending on presentation/product expectations)(Graffiti, Webbing …)

  • Asia

  • Europe

  • Africa

  • Australia

  • Antarctica

  • North America

  • South America


Creating questions
Creating Questions texts... (depending on presentation/product expectations)

  • Prior knowledge and teaching is assumed (see handout- Asking Good Questions)

  • Using post-its have students generate questions and put them on the chart(s) that the question(s) relate to.


Groupings
Groupings texts... (depending on presentation/product expectations)

  • Assign students to a chart and have them choose a question (of their own or someone else’s to research)

  • Use a group organization sheet for each group so you will know the questions being researched and who is conducting this research.


Sample group organization sheet title
Sample Group Organization Sheet (Title) texts... (depending on presentation/product expectations)


Each person in the group will research their own on the topic

Each person in the group will research their own ? on the topic.

You will use

the Internet (pre-selected resources)

Print resources

Globe


Expectations

All group members will complete their research in specified period of time.

Group members may assist each other if they come across information that would be helpful to someone else.

All group members will meet within a specific time period time to create a 10 minute presentation for the class on the information discovered.

Presentations will be marked using the presentation rubric.

Expectations


Internet resources

EBSCO- searchasaurus period of time.

Africa-

Europe

North America

South America

Australia

Antarctica

Asia

Internet Resources