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Davis Library: 7th Grade Social Studies RSP

7th Grade Social Studies Inquiry Project

Lesson Overview: The goal of this project is to determine whether the citizens of a chosen country should stay in their country or leave and seek a home elsewhere. You will explain why you made that decision and other conditions associated with the decision.

Big6+ Step 1: Task Definition

What do I need to do?

Use the KWL chart to determine what you already know and what you would like to know about three different lesser developed countries (red or yellow shaded countries only). Use this information to determine which country interests you the most.

Big6+ Step 2 & 3: Location & Access

Where can I locate information?

Use the recommended resources to locate and access the required information:

Big6+ Step 4: Use of Information

How will I organize my information?
How will I cite my sources?

Use the country information chart notes organizer for the information found at CIA World Factbook and Britannica.

Create citations for all sources used in NoodleTools.

NoodleTools - Technology and Hardware Online Resources

NoodleTools: Getting Started

Creating Citations

Database: Encyclopedia Britannica - copy & paste

Website: CIA World Factbook

Big 6+ Step 5: Synthesis & Sharing

How can I organize my information?
How can I present the results?

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now? Using the information you've gathered to determine if a person should stay in or leave the country.

STEP 1: Complete the Decision Information Sheet based on that decision (fill out stay or leave NOT both for your country).

STEP 2: Create an end product using the information from the Decision Information Sheet (introduction - question 1, body - question 2, and conclusion - question 3).

Project Ideas:

  • formal essay (paper)
  • PowerPoint
  • Sway
  • Poster - digital with Canva or hard copy
  • Speech
  • Brochure
  • other - with permission

Big 6+ Step 6: Self-Evaluation

How will I know I did my job well?

Complete a self-evaluation as the final piece of the inquiry framework. This process allows time for reflection on your experiences working with the inquiry process, what worked and could be used again, and what you will do differently for future inquiry projects.

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).

Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).