8th Grade Social Studies Research Project
This webpage will guide you through your social studies project. Simply complete each task in number order.
Your Social Studies Teacher will have a packet ready for you to complete.
Choosing your topic & completing your Topic Selection Sheet.
Do NOT go on until you have finished your Topic Selection Sheet
YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR IPAD TURNED SO THAT IT FATTER NOT TALLER OR NOODLETOOLS WILL NOT WORK.
1)Go to the Monroe Library Page, click on “Noodletools”
2) Click on the three lines in the top RIGHT corner and choose “Login”
3) On the Right side, Where it says “Access Via G-Suite/Office365”, type in your school email address.
4) Click “Sign in with Office365 or Microsoft365”
5) You will be prompted to enter your school email address and password again— do it.
6) If it says create account, create an account— put in your School_Monroe Middle School
Your graduation date:_2025_
1) Click on +New Project on the top right of your Noodletools account main page.
2) Put in your project info as shown– just add your last name to the end of the project title.
3) Click “Submit”
Now go and start on #3
Before you start finding sources and taking notes
Before you take notes or look for sources, it is a good idea to decide what you are going to be doing with this info.
Finding Information, Citing Sources and Note-taking
Now you will be finding 3 sources of information about your topic and taking notes.
Do NOT begin this section UNTIL:
You have created or at least Logged into Noodletools
IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE THIS, SCROLL UP TO THE TOP OF THIS PAGE AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT NOODLETOOLS ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.
DO NOT GO ON UNTIL YOU HAVE HAVE TAKEN NOTES OVER 3 DIFFERENT SOURCES AND GOTTEN YOUR CITATIONS FOR THESE SOURCES INTO NOODLETOOLS.
Do NOT complete this self-evaluation until you have turned in your final project.
How to Copy a Citation from a Gale Database to Noodletools?
How to Save a Copy of a Source into Your OneDrive Account?
If you use any of the following non-database sources for information, please watch the video on how to find and cite that website.
PBS New Perspectives on the West
Smithsonian Primary Sources
Library of Congress Primary Sources
PBS—U.S. Mexican War
Central Pacific Railroad Photographic Museum
Transcontinental Railroad Primary Sources
California State Library—Gold Rush
Library of Congress—Homestead Act
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