Mon 3/8 – Wed 3/10 — Note Cards Due Wed EOC
Instructions for creating note cards:
- Create one Citation Card for each article
- Read three articles, taking notes when you find answers to the research questions
- Use one note card for each fact from the article (at least six per article)
- Paraphrase most facts (Author 17).
- When copying from the articles, “Cite text evidence correctly” (Author 17).
- Author and page number should be in parentheses on each fact card
Choose facts based on these research questions:
- What is this person’s background?
- How they became involved in the movement?
- What is this person famous for?
- What was their contribution to the movement?
- What time period was this person active?
- How did their involvement affect them personally?
- What were the positive and negative consequences for their participation in the movement?
- What sacrifices did they make?
- What obstacles did they have to overcome?
If your source is not from one of the databases, use easybib.com to make your citation card:
- Once you are there, click: Click here to select a source
- Click: Online Database
- Where it says source, type: Select Journal Article
- Fill in the info for the article
- Click: Create citation
Thur 3/11 & Fri 3/12 — Rough Draft Due Fri EOC
Directions for writing the paper:
- Group your cards into similar piles.
- For each pile, figure out which are the best cards
- Set aside your worst cards (keep them just in case)
- Write one Main Idea sentence per group
- Use the cards in the group to support your main idea
- You now have at least three body paragraphs
- Write an introduction
- Write a conclusion
- Paragraph 1: Introduction (catch our attention, who is this person?)
- Paragraph 2: Early Life (birth, childhood, how they became involved in the movement)
- Paragraph 3: Civil Rights (contribution to civil rights)
- Paragraph 4: Personal Life (consequences, sacrifices, obstacles, death)
- Paragraph 5: Conclusion (your thoughts on this person’s life)