September and October 2016
-Support students in choosing a topic.
-Help students decide if their project will be done individually or as a group.
-Guide students in reading a variety of quality sources.
-Help students narrow their topic, and encourage them to ask questions of their topic (“Can I do the amount of time allotted?” “Are there enough resources to support a research project on this topic?”).
October, November, and December 2016
-Encourage students to read, read, read!
-Students need to begin analyzing sources.
-Help students develop a thesis.
-Explain formulating an interpretation and presenting research.