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Post History Fair

Tonight was the history fair, a culmination of 5 intense weeks of work, which included nearly four dozen different research topics, four dozen different resource needs, four dozen outlines, four dozen annotated works cited lists, the crafting of four dozen theses, … Continue reading

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The students absorbing tonight’s homework assignment

(Research topics have been chosen. Now the students are on their own to immerse themselves in their topics. HW= Homework and yes, as WA made very clear, the word “understand” is on the board twice…with good reason.) 

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All kinds of research going on

In class today we were quietly reading some material on labor and the Pullman strike which afforded me a chance to touch base with some of my students regarding their research papers. (We will be working on preparing for a … Continue reading

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What?! A card catalogue!

Doing research at the Columbia University Library, I stumbled into a room (yes a room!) filled with drawers holding the card catalogue. Remember those? Those pieces of card with subject and/or author information that you touched and flipped through? Remember … Continue reading

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“I just forgot in which pockets to look.”

GR came up to me today to let me know that he hadn’t been able to find any good resources for his research paper on Joe “King” Oliver. “I can’t believe that. He’s a pretty well-known musician, very influential in … Continue reading

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Cries of discovery

We are at the beginning of a research project. The parameters for the research have to do with the two World’s Fairs here in Chicago. The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition was all built in white (with one exception) and was … Continue reading

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