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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?