Title your Google Doc: Representative and Research Day 1 (we will continue your research through December 4)
1. Who is a representative or advocate for the issue you are going to write about?
Note: This person or organization needs to be credible and be a representative or advocate for the issue you have researched. You should find out their email contact info. List it in your Google Doc and make some notes about anything else you find out about the representative you chose and how they can best advocate for your chosen issue.
Some possible representatives/advocates to research are:
- For National and International Issue: Congress (House of Representatives): Find Your Representative
- For Utah-specific issues: Find your Representative in the Utah Legislature
- Advocate/Human Rights groups
- Spokespeople for a specific issue
- School District/Board Members for Granite School District, or Utah State Board of Education for state-wide issues
2. What else can you find out about your representative? List at least 3-5 key points about them and/or their current or past positions regarding the issue you chose.
3. Start researching your chosen social issue. Make sure you have at least 3-5 credible sources. Sources MUST pass the CRAAP test . Check for and list your findings on the following for each source (chart these in your Google Doc):
In your Google Doc, list the following for EACH of your 3-5 sources (remember you also have the next period to continue your research):
- The link to the source
- The Author
- The Publisher/Website Name
- Date Published
- Any quotes or statistics or other parts you are planning to use from this source so you can easily cite it laterr
4. Exit Ticket: List the following:
- Who are you writing your Letter to Representative to? Include their contact (email).
- Why did you choose this particular representative?
- What is/has been this person's position on your chosen issue in the past?
- What is your main argument for the issue you chose?
- Details about your representative
- Letter to Representative Research and CRAAP test list (3-5 sources)
- Exit Ticket