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Research Packet

Over the course of the semester, you have been studying India including both the history and culture. Throughout your own travels around India, you have been exposed to a vast array of art, music, dance, wildlife, culinary expertise etc., which make India such a rich culture.  There are many things of interest, pick one to explore.  Rather than just give a brief outline of the topic students are expected to look in depth into the topic bearing in mind the following:

  • Overview of the topic
  • How has it changed over time?
  • What, if any, outside influences have there been?
  • In what way has it spread or influenced the outside world?
  • Who are the major innovators or leaders in this field?
  • What is the state of this art form, industry, the topic today?  Do you see it declining or increasing?
  • What are your predictions for the future?
  • If there are problems or other issues, what is currently being done to overcome these?

Your final product will be a presentation in any form approximately 10 mins long.


Daily Schedule

Day One - Explore Topics

Explore Topics and build background knowledge: Connect with content and discover interesting ideas to explore further.  What seems particularly interesting, curious, surprising or troubling?

Day Two - Explore for Focus

Explore ideas:  Browse and scan a variety of sources. Read when you find something interesting.

Day Three -  Review Assignment Questions

Research to answer the questions

Day Four - Continue to gather useful information


Destiny Library Catalog


Background - Reference

  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Facts of File

In-depth - Scholarly Journals, Magazines, Newsapers, eBooks

  • Questia