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  • Image from http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/02/21/teaching-informationresearch-skills-in-elementary-school
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    • Divide the task up into steps or research questions.
    • This focuses your research and enables you to stay on track and not have to go through too much information .
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    • Let’s look at your assignment .
    • How would you break this down? What is it asking you to do?
    • You are to research a region of Italy and present your findings to the class as a speech while using the online program, Prezi .
    • Your purpose is to persuade the class to visit this region.
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    • We need to find answers to our research questions.
    • Where can we find the answers?
    • What sources can we use?
    • Books
    • People (professionals)
    • Pamphlets and Brochures
    • Newspapers and Magazines
    • Television News and Documentaries
    • Internet
    Research Skills  A jigsaw hope.ac.uk
    • Sometimes, the internet is not as reliable as books, magazines and journals (although it is getting more accurate as more and more subscription options are opened).
    • Why?
    • Editing process
    • Anyone can publish on the internet
    • No one is there to check that information on the internet is accurate
    • Look up http://www.gatt.org
    • Now look up http://www.wto.org
    • Which is the real site for the World Trade Organisation?
    • Look up
    • http://www.usps.com/moversnet/howtopacka2.html
    • What makes this site questionable?
    • Follow these steps:
    •   1. Identify the Source:
    • Who is providing the information?
    • Does the site have author information clearly marked?
    • Examine the grammar and spelling.
    • Examine the sites objectivity:
    • Is it trying to influence your opinion?
    • Is there any advertising?
    • What is it advertising?
    • Does the site provide good facts or is it just someone’s personal opinion?
    • 3. Date of publishing:
    • Is the site regularly updated?
    • When was it written?
    •   4. Verify the information:
    • Are there other sites which backup the information stated?
    • Once you find your information, you will need to take notes.
    • Why?
    • Avoid plagiarising
    • Summarises ideas
    • Look for the main idea/s in a paragraph.
    • Rewrite them in your own words.
    • HINT:
    • Look at the topic sentence of the paragraph
    • Although no part of Italy is undiscovered, many travellers believe that the region of Umbria, with its quilt of fortified hill towns, provides some the best vacation travel in Italy. 
    •   Predominately an agricultural area, Umbria is appealing from a variety of perspectives. Its attractions are interesting and several towns have noted architectural or artistic treasures, but you do not feel compelled to rush from here to there as you do in Florence, Venice or Rome.  Instead, you feel your pulse slow, appetite return and a fascination begins to grow as you muse about what it must be like to live in this delightful section of Italy. 
    • Many people ask us "Why Umbria?"  Our response is that Umbria  has many of the same delights as Tuscany (although its landscapes are not as varied) without most of the crass commercialism and fewer tour buses (at least at present).  In many ways, Umbria is an attitude, and one that we find pleasing and restful.
    • http://www.thereareplaces.com/Guidebook/pdest/italy/umbria.htm
    • This step is actually undertaken with step three… Bibliography writing. (more on this later!)
    • A good way to organise your notes is to use a special folder in your OneNote Book.
    • Now you are going to start working on your assignment:
      • Choose a region of Italy
      • Look for information on the internet and use other sources such as books and encyclopaedias
      • Begin your research, remembering to take your own notes rather than copying and pasting huge chunks of someone else’s work
      • Also, remember to note exactly where you got each piece of information so you can add this to your bibliography