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School

Subject

Project

Skill Focus

York Mills CI
Physics 3U
Waves & Sound
  • learn standard subject reference works
  • learn to use specialized encyclopedias
  • application of physics principle to musical instrument
  • learn to cite graphics APA style
  • publish handout with graphics
York Mills CI
Physics 3U
Forces & Motion
research essay
  • comparison & contrast
  • application of physics principle to midway rides
  • research process
  • review APA citation style
York Mills CI
English 3U
Culminating - poem
as characteristic of
an era
  • develop research questions
  • order research tasks
  • learn standard subject reference works
  • application of era characteristics to specific poem
  • research process
  • review MLA style
  • group oral presentation with visuals & handout
Leaside
English 3U
Persuasive Essay/
Debate
  • Skimming/Scanning
  • Note-taking
  • Develop Thesis
  • Reference List
Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI
English 3U

English media
Debate/ Essay

DVD: Evaluating Sources
  • Brainstorming key points on Smart Ideas before
  • Notetaking from Databases/booksEvaluating websites: follow up worksheet
York Memorial
English 3C
Research Report
Annotated Bibliography

HSP
Research Report
Intro to Online databases
West Humber C.I.
Phys. Ed
Contemporary Health Issues
Accessing resources to find issues
Note taking methods
Developing questions- thesis
Documentation
West Humber C.I.
Intro. to Anthro. Psych. & Soc.
Rites of Passage
Reliable information sources
Note taking
Strategies for visual presentations
Leaside
Fashion
Fashion through the ages
Power point
accessing resources
organizing information
presentation/group skills
West Humber
Travel & Tourism
Travel Magazine
Evaluation of on-line resources
Travel magazine analysis
Documentation
West Humber C.I.
Parenting
Theorists
Use of on-line encyclopedias
Evaluation of resources
documentations for on-line resources
West Humber C.I.
World Religions
Intro. to World Religions
Strategies for group organization
Evaluation of resources and note-taking
Presentation strategies
Earl Haig Secondary
Intro. to Anthro. Psych. & Soc.
Independent Study - Essay

Annotated Bibliographies
  • Evaluating Sources
  • Critically evaluating web sites
  • Searching subscription databases
  • Using background resources to develop a focus
  • Search strategies: subject vs. keyword searching, advances search options in database searches
  • evaluating print resources for a preliminary bibliography
  • using a graphic organizer to develop an annotated bibliography
  • formatting in APA style

Ancient
Civilizations
Historical Movie Review
  • Using background resources to develop a focus
  • Comparing Wikipedia to conventional encyclopedias (Britannica Online)
  • Searching library catalogues: subject vs. keyword searching, advances search options
  • Creating a preliminary log of sources: print, electronic (subscription & internet sites)
  • Internet subject directories: Intute
  • Academic databases
  • in classroom component also covers all 4 stages of the research process including a reflection at each stage of the process

English
Independent Study - Essay
  • Preparing for research: understanding the components of a multi-stage, complex assignment
  • Introduction to specialized print and subscription database resources relevant to novel studies
  • Collecting evidence to develop a thesis

English
Shakespearean Essay
  • Preparing to research: questioning to find background information and to develop a research focus
  • Evaluating print sources
  • Identifying academic sources
  • Embedded citations

Law
Independent Study - Essay
(Canadian focus)
  • Evaluating Sources
  • Critically evaluating web sites
  • Pathfinder for specialized legal resources on the Internet
  • Searching subscription databases
York Mills CI
Intro. to A.P.S.
Annotated Bib
reviewing keywords & subject terms & practising drawing them out of questions;
searching subscription databases by KW & SUBJ.
comparing & contrasting popular with academic journals
checking reliability of journal & author
reviewing APA format
Sir Wilfrid Laurier
EMS Media studies
Evaluating websites
Research DVD: Evaluating sources
Practical exercise: pathfinder of different subject oriented websites