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Regina Dominican High School

701 Locust Road

Wilmette, IL 60091

 

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Leadership Scholars

Project

Choosing a Topic

Student Resources in Context

This database covers topics from every discipline. Browse topics alphabetically or browse by subject by clicking toggle bar and choosing subject.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

This database covers social issues, controversies, and hot button topics. Browse topics alphabetically or browse by subject by clicking toggle bar and choosing subject.

Social & Political Databases

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

This database provides multiple viewpoints on social issues, controversies, and hot button topics.

Pew Research Center

Demographic statistics and opinion polling on various issues

Find Law

Articles on federal, state, and municipal laws and policies in the U.S.

Politifact

Evaluates whether claims made by politicians are supported by evidence

USA.gov

Access information from federal agencies (e.g. Census Bureau, Center for Disease Control, Dept. of Ed, Dept. of Interior, NASA, etc.)

Student Resources in Context

This database provides general and contextual information about topics from every discipline

Health & Medicine Databases

Student Resources in Context

This database provides general and contextual information about topics from every discipline

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

This database provides multiple viewpoints on social issues, controversies, and hot button topics.

Medline Plus

Database of articles on over 975 health conditions

Simply Psychology

Database of articles on topics in psychology and sociology

Guide created by: Adam Apo

Regina Dominican High School

Last updated: 11/20/2017

Introduction

Welcome Letter

Includes information on accessing Google Classroom page for Scholars Project

Options for Projects

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are given options to choose how they will conduct their project

Project Timeline

Deadlines are listed for submitting research question, bibliographies, drafts, etc.

Policies of the Program

Details the program's objectives, how to become eligible for acceptance in the program, and how to opt out of the program

Forms & Rubrics

Rubrics

These rubrics will be used to score scholars' presentation and research paper

Project Agreement Form

Students submit the name of their faculty advisor and their research question

End of Project Review Form

This form will be completed by the student after reviewing comments and assessments with faculty advisory

Discontinuation Form

This form will be completed by student if she wishes to discontinue her participation in the program

Faculty Advisor Feedback Form

This form will be completed by faculty advisors at the end of the student's project

Rubrics

Assessment criteria for the research paper and presentation

Demographics & Statitistics

Pew Research Center

Demographic statistics and opinion polling on various issues

CIA World Fact Book

Profiles of countries, territories, and intl' organizations

ePodunk

Profiles of towns and cities across the U.S.

Google Trends

View data statistics on Google search topics from 2004-present

Culture & Religion Databases

Topics in Culture & Religion

General and contextual information about topics in culture & religion

Catholic Encyclopedia

Information on Catholic teachings on various issues

Student Resources in Context

This database provides general and contextual information about topics from every discipline

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

This database provides multiple viewpoints on social issues, controversies, and hot button topics.

Student Resources in Context

This database provides general and contextual information about topics from every discipline

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

This database provides multiple viewpoints on social issues, controversies, and hot button topics.

Viewpoints on Topics in Energy & Environmentalism

Articles in this database offer pros/cons and arguments on this topic

Climate Change - NASA

NASA's web resources on global climate change and global warming

Public Library of Science

Database of academic articles on various topics in science

National Weather Service

Information on past and current weather records

Environmental Databases