Historical Investigation Process

What topic might you choose?
What do you already know about the topic?
What keywords could you use to search for information on this topic?
Where might you go to acquire your information?
How does the marking criteria inform me on direction for this task?

At least 3 quality historical sources – Books, journal articles, Encyclopedia.
Locate and collect the raw material from the appropriate information sources.
Collect your bibliographic records as you go
Complete the source evaluation scaffold as you go

Analyse, authenticate and arrange your information.
What information is useful? What information is useless?
What information is fact and opinion?
Is your information biased?
Do I need to locate more information?

Look at the Essay writing checklist before you start writing.
Check out academic writing page and wordpower page
Introducing evidence from UNSW

See your student reflection sheet.
What new knowledge and skills did I learn from doing this task? Will I be able to use these skills in other subjects?
How is this learning going to help me in the future?
Did I answer all my focus questions?
How well did I do in each stage of the Information Fluency?
Were there some things that I did really well and other things that I need to work on?
What do I need to improve on next time?


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Smarter searching strategies video

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Local libraries

Here is the Oakhill College CiteMaker

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