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Central High School English Inquiry Resources: Social Justice Inquiry Project Resources

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Social Justice Topics

If you are looking for these issues, then search the BOLDED search terms in Gale for success! Gale has issues pages created for those topics. 

  • Immigrant rights / immigration policy > search Emigration/Immigration
  • Migrant workers
  • Women’s rights / gender inequality > search Women's Rights
  • Gay rights... are you looking for Same-Sex Marriage or Gay Parents or Gays in the Military?
  • Poverty
  • Hunger > search Food Insecurity
  • Unemployment / lack of jobs > search Unemployment
  • Access to health care > search Medical Care
  • The income gap / low social mobility
  • The effects of globalization > search Globalization
  • Quality of public education > search Education
  • The DREAM Act 
  • Defense of Marriage Act /NC Amendment > search Same-Sex Marriage
  • Voter ID laws
  • Child welfare / the foster care system > search Child Welfare

Annotated Bibliography

Why should I write an annotated bibliography? To learn about your topic: Writing an annotated bibliography is excellent preparation for a research project. Just collecting sources for a bibliography is useful, but when you have to write annotations for each source, you're forced to read each source more carefully. You begin to read more critically instead of just collecting information. At the professional level, annotated bibliographies allow you to see what has been done in the literature and where your own research or scholarship can fit. To help you formulate a thesis: Every good research paper is an argument. The purpose of research is to state and support a thesis. So a very important part of research is developing a thesis that is debatable, interesting, and current. Writing an annotated bibliography can help you gain a good perspective on what is being said about your topic. By reading and responding to a variety of sources on a topic, you'll start to see what the issues are, what people are arguing about, and you'll then be able to develop your own point of view.

Teacher Assignments

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