Step 3: Become an Expert

Lesson Plan

In this step, students read and annotate the sources they identified in Step 2. The lesson discusses investigative reading and offers strategies for staying organized when faced with a large amount of information from different sources. Students choose an organization and note-taking method that will work for them and compile as much information as they can about their issue, organized by sub-topic. 

This resource was created with support from the National Association of Counties.


The student will:

  • Find relevant information in source material
  • Annotate sources and note helpful information
  • Organize information in a way that will be useful later


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