Monday, May 12, 2014

Greek Gods Research Project - Research, Part 2

IWBAT research information about a Greek god/goddess using credible online sources.
IWBAT explain what a bibliography is.
IWBAT correctly cite the source using MLA format.

In your research report, you must paraphrase all information AND cite all of your sources, in order to avoid plagiarism.

1. Homework Check (5 minutes)Homework Over Break? (TFK Debate)

2. Today's Overview:

  • Review aims and agenda.
  • Review required assignments (by end of class):
    • read Chapter 10
    • finish Quill lesson due on May 12th
    • research using Encyclopedia Britannica
    • cite 2+ sources in MLA format
    • complete exit slip

You shall go west, and face the god who has turned
You shall find what was stolen, and see it safely returned
You shall be betrayed by one who calls you a friend
And you shall fail to save what matters most, in the end

Rotation A: READING
3. Read The Lightning Thief (35 minutes):

4. (10 minutes): complete the lesson(s) due this week, from May 12th though May 16th

Rotation B: RESEARCH
5. Cite Sources in MLA Format
  • A bibliography is a list of sources used when to write a paper.
  • We will cite every source we use, even if it's one small photo or piece of information.
  • Generally, we start with the author's name, then the article title, then the publication name and publishing information.
  • We can use a tool, CiteThisForMe, to help us create our bibliography
    • Press the logo on the site you want to cite
    • Click MLA and then Cite this page.
    • Finally, click Add to bibliography.
    • In your bibliography, edit the citation to make sure that all the information is correct (click the pencil symbol). Update the title of the article, author's name (if given), etc.
  • We can also use the bibliography to go back to our sources and reread our research.

6. Start Researching Using Encyclopedia Mythica
  • Open Encyclopedia Mythica:
  • Find the article on your god/goddess and read it once
  • Reread the article and take notes on your graphic organizers
  • Next to each note, write (B) to indicate this information came from source B (see list below)
  • Finished Early? You may:
    • use a different source (below) to continue researching your god/goddess
    • start reading rotation early (read a chapter + complete Quill lessons)

7. Exit Slip: Bibliographies and Citing Sources

Research Sources: The following are credible sources for researching your Greek god/goddess:
A.    Encyclopedia Britannica: (username: kippbayview, password: ligers)
B.    Encyclopedia Mythica:
C.     The British Museum:
F.     MythWeb:
G.    Theoi Greek Mythology:
H.    Mythography:
I.      Myths and Legends of the World at
L.     Ancient Greek Gods for Kids:

Homework: Chapter 10

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