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  • Year 6INQUIRING INTO HK HISTORY Adapted from Kath Murdoch’s Inquiry Model
  • TUNING INFOLLOW YOUR INTEREST, GET EXCITED, ASK QUESTIONS, SET GOALS Get excited about your topic Get a general understanding of the main idea of your topic Create an Inquiry question that will guide your research Create some ‘small questions’ that will lead- in to your ‘big’ question. Set targets and goals for yourself, as necessary
  • FINDING OUTSEARCHING, SKIMMING, SCANNING, THINKING, READING, UNDERSTANDING1. Use your big question as well as your ‘small questions’ to guide your research.2. Remember, we want to use a variety of sources.3. Record all of your sources of information4. Do not copy! Read and understand, then write in your own words.
  • WHERE TO LOOKAt school we have…BooksThe InternetOld PhotosPostersPeople to talk toAt home you might…Visit a place in HKUse the InternetGo to the Public Library and look at old newspapersTalk to people who know more than youFind a museum linked to your topic in HK (there are lots!)
  • FINDING INFORMATION From Books From the Internet Record the title and • Specific searches in author for your source Google – use speech marks list. • ‘Show Search Tools’ in Use the contents Google – Reading level, Use the index related searches, etc • Skim and scan then read Bold words, pictures and and understand captions • Be critical Skim and scan as • Record the web address required and article title for your Read and understand source list first!
  • TAKING NOTESReminders- Your notes should recap the important things from what you’ve read.- Use your own words- Jot dot notes to save time- Spell key words/names correctly- Record the source of your information to your notes so you know where they came from- If you want to copy something exactly, use speech marks so that you know it as actual quote from the book.
  • SORTING OUTORGANISE, PREPARE, THINK, CHOOSE, ASK MORE QUESTIONS, WRITE IN YOUR OWN WORDS Organise your information Use headings Choose your information Do you need to ask more questions Write in your own words
  • ORGANISING YOUR NOTES1. Review all the information you have collected2. What are your main areas? Group information that goes together (by subject, by date, section, etc)3. Use a system to help you (colours, symbols, etc)4. Ensure all direct quotes are sourced exactly5. Reflect. What are you missing? What more do you need? What don’t you need?
  • MAKING CONNECTIONS & DRAWINGCONCLUSIONS
  • REFLECTING & ACTING
  • PRESENTING