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Research Paper Ideas
Use articles from current magazines (see Home page).
- Literature review (2-3 current trade articles about a topic).
- Case study (an examination of one person, group, or situation over time).
- Specialties in the trade (different career options).
- Study of a specific process, procedure, instrument, or method.
- History of the trade (general).
- Gender disparity in the trade.
- An examination of stereotypes in the trade.
- History of one topic in the trade.
- History or biography of a business (company) or person (past or present).
- An exploration of a “game changer” in your trade (invention or innovation).
- Future of the trade.
- Future of the career in the trade (salary, education, marketability, owning a business).
- Other topics.
Modes for Presenting Information and Learning
- Writing Assignment Using Google Docs:
- Fill in a table with preloaded questions and a space for the source citation (worksheet).
- Traditional research paper (APA or MLA Style) with introduction, thesis, supporting paragraphs, conclusion, and sources.
- Write a review, an analysis, or different form of writing.
- Physical Presentation:
- Drawing (ex: "One Page" with handwritten explanations)
- Collage using photos and text
- Physical product related to shop with photographic evidence or video
- Brochure, game board, poster, three panel display board, or diorama
- Technology-Based Presentation:
- Google Slides or Google Drawing
- Prezi (zooming online presentation)
- Canva (posters, business cards, resumes)
- StoryboardThat (comic strip)
- Genial.ly (timeline, interactive image, presentation, game)
- Video (present with visual aids, screencast, create a "how-to" video, FlipGrid)
- Kahoot, Quizlet, or Quizziz (students create a quiz to test the knowledge of other students)
- Other Creative Ideas:
- Write a news story, skit, poem, or song about your topic.
- Create a children's book to explain your topic.
- Make a movie with your cell phone and edit using iMovie, Magisto, Adobe Premiere Clip, or GoPro Splice.
- Write a letter to a real or fictional person.