Investigate and Gather- American Symbols, Landmarks, & Holidays

Liberty Bell


  • What questions do you have about your topic? Use the prompts on the note taking form to help individualize questions for each topic.

    What information do you need to gather in order to complete your task? 

  • Gather your resources!

    You will use print & electronic resources - in other words, books and computers! 

    Take notes on all information that answers your questions from step 1!

    Remember to use 'treasure' words and throw out the rest!

    Don't forget to cite your sources.



Phase: Investigate & Gather
  • This phase is intended to:

    Allow students to develop question/s of personal interest and have time to gather relevant information to answer the question/s.

    Key ideas:

    • Encourage authentic questions (connected to real life, real world problems)
    • Assist students in refining/revising questions (6th-12th)
    • Encourage use of primary and secondary sources
    • Note taking 
    • Cite sources