Grade Specialty FoldersFor the next four weeks you will be collecting information fromnewspapers, reliable internet sources, and books on a topic thatwill be your research paper topic in the third quarter. This will be done in language arts class, media/computers, and athome. We will take a day now and then (when I can get the laptops from Mrs. Wells) to research your topic. You will be able tosearch for information during computer class when you arefinished with the assignment for that day. Your topic for your 8
grade research paper is Social Justice. Wewill be discussing the different ways injustice has occurred in thepast and the present. You are to select a topic that you arefascinated with, touched by, and truly interested in. Your topiccan be about past and present injustices. It may also be aboutpeople who strove to eliminate the wrong. The next four weeks are to be spent collecting and learning aboutthe topic. You may select two or three different topics to startwith, but by December you should have narrowed down yourtopic. By the end of December, you should have 10 articles aboutyour topic in your folder.When collecting the articles, make sure you record the necessaryinformation. You will need the author, title of the article, pagenumber, magazine name, website name, and website article title. You are to bring the information to class and place it in yourfolders. Your Specialty Folder will be a grade for the second quarter. Tenarticles should be in your folder by December 15. Any articlesabove ten will be counted as extra credit.