For our capstone, we chose to utilize our city around us. Where we grew up and continue to live is very important to use, as it is a large city which many people aspire to visit one day. We wanted to utilize our city to create our lasting legacy at Science Leadership Academy at Beeber. Our final project was a website which high school students, adults, and visitors can use to find places to learn about the history of our city. Included in each page on the website is a source of the actual place so they can do additional research. As well as doing our own research we created an ideal walking tour which the visitors of the website can use as they please. This was actually an interesting experience for us because not only were we learning more and more about places in the city and the history around us; we began to feel like travel agents planning a families vacation in a city that we are used to. As well as creating the website and conducting research, we created brochures that could be handed out around the school and neighborhoods. We hope that you enjoy our efforts to spread the love for our city and its extremely interesting history!
"15 Steps to Good Research | Georgetown University Library." 15 Steps to Good Research | Georgetown University Library. N.p., 2009. Web. 06 Jan. 2017.
This source is about the steps you take to conduct good research. It states the simple things like creating a research question, planning to conduct your research, finding credible sources. To things that I learned from it, that you can revise your hypothesis and accurately evaluating your sources. (Link: http://www.library.georgetown.edu/tutorials/research-guides/15-steps)
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This article was very helpful for my project. It tells us how to develop a walking tour, which is exactly what we’re doing. To summarize the article it states that you must chose a topic or theme, plan a route and research the stories, places and people you want to talk about on the way. It is also important to note the length of the tour and choosing specific points of interest.
Harris, Rachel Lee. "Weekend Miser." The New York Times. The New York Times, 08 Dec. 2011. Web. 06 Jan. 2017.
This article published by the New York Times is all about a walking tour that is available any time via text messages. This app entails challenges, like clues, riddles, photos and trivia questions to guide you to your next location on the walking tour. This is a fun self guided tour that was created in New York and can help give me ideas about my capstone. (Link:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/nyregion/new-york-walking-tours-by-phone-and-a-local-business-app.html)
MacCannell, Dean. The ethics of sightseeing. Berkeley: U of California Press, 2011. Print.
This book is all about how ethical it is for people to want to travel the world. He talks about the consequences of the trips that families regularly take, disney theme parks and beaches. It is just cool to see that other people are discussing traveling and sightseeing in ways other than how expensive it is.
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This source tells me all about basic research strategies. It entails, Finding and Narrowing my topic, finding articles and books (research), evaluating their credibility, accessing and citing my sources. This is all important information for me to know. (Link: http://guides.lib.byu.edu/stepbystep)
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