Thursday, January 14, 2016

Senior Research Project

Try to start your research project with a question. Once you've got that you can explore where to go, but you'll need lots of sources to get a good idea of your issue and possible solutions. Shoot for:

  • 2 articles
  • 2 websites
  • 2 newspaper articles
  • 2 books/ebooks
  • 1 video/podcast
Begin with these resources:

Opposing Viewpoints
Google Scholar

School Catalog
Google Books

This is just the beginning though, you'll need a lot more to really make some good conclusions.

Find a Topic: Click on "Issues"
Proposal Template
Proposal Rubric
Project Details Packet
Sample Topic Proposal
Senior Paper Rubric
How to Make Note Cards

Sample Topics:

  • Solar Energy and Sustainability
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) in Low Income Communities
  • Sex Education in Schools
  • Charter Schools and School Choice
  • Modern Slavery and Migrant Workers
  • Sexual Trafficking in Atlanta
  • School Officers in Schools
  • Vocational Classes in Schools
  • School Resegregation
  • Marijuana Legalization
  • Over the Counter Birth Control
  • Transgender Housing Discrimination
  • Gentrification
  • Special Interest Schools (ie PRIDE school for LGBT students)
  • Minority Participation in AP Classes
  • Life Skills Instruction in Schools
  • Digital Divide
  • Concussions in School Sports
  • Child Neglect
  • School Nutrition and Lunch Programs
  • School Discipline and Suspension Rates
  • The Politics of Hair
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Gender Pay Discrimination
  • Immigration Laws: Cuba vs. Mexico
  • The DREAM Act
  • Colorism in Schools/America/Hispanic Community
  • Mass Incarceration
  • School to Prison Pipeline
  • Welfare to Work
  • Gun Legislation
  • Sexual Assault on Campus
  • Obesity Among School Age Children
  • Obesity in Minority Communities
  • Food Deserts
  • Gang Culture in Schools
  • School Cliques
  • Police Brutality
  • School Funding
  • Merit Pay for Teachers
  • The Pink Tax

Watch the Video that inspired last year's top project. This is how passionate you should be and how knowledgeable you should be about your project.