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PART 1: GETTING STARTED:

​ ​Choose your desired topic

Africa Research Project

Main Topic

Subtopic # 1

Subtopic # 2

Subtopic # 3

Subtopic # 4

Poaching

Causes

ivory trade specific animals (rhinos, elephants)

effects (animal population, economy)

prevention

Rwandan

   

conflict (means of killing, death toll, who/what/when/where)

 

Genocide

Causes

Hutus and Tutsis

International response

Poverty

Causes

compare/contrast different countries (Ethiopia, Mali, South Africa, Kenya)

impact (education, economy, health care)

Solutions

Ebola

Causes

effects

spread (what regions most affected?)

treatment

Malaria

Causes

effects

spread (what regions most affected?)

treatment

HIV/AIDS

Causes

effects

spread (what regions most affected?)

treatment

Blood Diamonds

definition, what are they? Causes

location (areas most affected)

Effects

impact (children, slave labor, economy)

Healthcare

Issues

Compare/Contrast to America and other countries

Effects

Solutions

Education in

 

Compare/Contrast to America and other countries

   

Africa

Issues

Effects

Solutions

PART 2: PAPER & PROJECT CRITERIA

Product Essential Questions Expectations • How will I collect and organize my information? • Database/research
Product
Essential Questions
Expectations
How will I collect and organize my information?
Database/research notes on Brawley’s Session
1.
Database Usernames and Passwords
2.
Symbaloo w/ Database links
Notecards
3.
Notes & Directions for database information
20 notecards w/ citations - 3 Options:
1. ​“Say, Mean, Matter” Chart
How am I going to organize my paper?
•​ ​Instruction Video # 1: Thesis, Hook, & Outline​ ​- ​WATCH THIS
• Thesis, outline, and hook HELP - Thesis formula
What am I going to argue?
Thesis/Outline
​Thesis
•​ Outline
How can I use written communication to inform the world
around me about this global issue
• ​Instruction Video # 2: Intro, Body, Conclusion​ - WATCH THIS
2-3 page research paper in ​MLA formatting​ that includes:
• Introduction
Consider the following questions:
​Hook
-What happened?
-Who is being affected?
-Where did it take place?
-When did it take place?
-Why is it happening?
​• ​Thesis
• ​Body Paragraphs
• ​Color Coded Help Handout to begin writing
• ​Conclusion
• What do you want the reader to remember?
Paper
• How have these events affected the world on a global scale?
• Why does this matter? State this as a fact.
Instructional Video # 3: In-Text Citations & Works Cited​ - WATCH THIS
​Works Cited Page
Editing Resources:
• ​Peer Editing Checklist
• ​Common Mistakes Checklist
• ​Final Editing Contract
• ​Example Paper
How will I use images/video to inform the world around
me about this global issue?
90-120 second persuasive video using iMovie that includes
• Title slide with project name, partner names, teacher name(s), and block #
How will I motivate other people to take action?
• 15-20 images
Video
• 7-10 facts with in-text citations
​Example of finished product - ​video
• Elements of ethos, pathos, and logos
• Background music
• Citation slide
How can I consolidate and organize my research and video
in a way that helps me share with others?
5 minute presentation that:
• Shows video
• Outlines paper
Presentation
​Example of finished product - ​presentation
Be sure to include:
• Title slide with project name, partner names, teacher name(s), and block #
• Parallel sentence fragments to convey information (
​NOT COMPLETE SENTENCES
​)
   

• 7-10 images (different from your video) to supplement your research

• A works cited slide (same as your paper)

 

• How will I document all of my sources to prove that my information is credible?

You will need Works Cited pages/slides for each of the following:

• Notes

Works Cited

• How will I help others who want to find more information about my topic?

• Paper Works Cited

• Video

 

• Presentation

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

• PURDUE OWL--USE AS A REFERENCE TO SEE EXAMPLE CITATIONS, PAPER EXAMPLE, FORMATTING, IN-TEXT CITATIONS, ETC

• EXAMPLE PAPER FORMAT & EXAMPLE CITATIONS

• CITING YOUR SOURCES--USE THE FOLLOWING: