Fundamentals of Research & Presentation introduces students to logic level research and presentation skills as they learn about their own state (or province or country) history. Using the history of the student’s home area as the research content, students will learn vital research skills which will be needed across a multitude of disciplines in their academic future. Students will also hone both their written and oral presentation skills and gain experience with computerized presentation tools as they develop clear, attractive and well-organized presentations. This course is a fun way for students to learn about their own states as well as the states that other students call home. It will also help them prepare for rhetoric level academics, which will require the ability to communicate what they are learning in clear and concise ways.
For US students, the class is also intended to fulfill typical requirements for a state history class in 7th or 8th grade. Students will need to acquire a state history text for their individual state/province/country, and will be provided with a US and a state map for use with the class.