Lesson 3: Becoming Informed

Lesson 3

Get Started - Becoming Informed

Learning Various Ways
to Research Answers to
Your Questions


After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Match methods of research to various research questions.
  • Develop and implement a research plan.

Students will learn various methods of researching the answers to the questions they have identified.
Guiding Questions:
  • Besides internet searches, what methods of research can help me be aware and informed?
  • Is it beneficial to use multiple methods of research?
Recommended Time:
45 minutes

Common Core State Standards:
Student generated research questions
Technology Required:
Lessons design:
  • Ask students to convene with their groups, bringing along the research questions they have developed.

  • Distribute and go over the Ways to Conduct Research handout with students.

  • Model for students how you might use other methods of research, besides using media, to learn about an issue of interest to you.

  • In their groups, students discuss and determine opportunities to utilize alternate methods of research, and make plans to proceed with this process.

  • Groups share their new research plans with the class.
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