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9th Grade Social Studies Project

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The research question  - Here iis the process for developing a good research question.

Cite your work in MLA  -  You must give credit to the sources you use in your paper. Whenever you quote, paraphrase or summarize someone else's work in your paper you must cite it. Use this guide to help you cite your work.

Cite your work using Parenthetical Citations  - It is not enough to have a bibliography at the end of the paper. You must also cite your work at the place that you included the information in your paper. Use this guide to help you create a parenthetical citation

Databases are an important source for you to do your research. Use these four databases for authoritative sources

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Ancient and Medieval History

Daily Life Through History 

 Scholarly Article


The library has print and e-books. Use the search box to look for a book in the school catalog. Make sure you hit the magnifying class - NOT enter.

To open an e-book you will need to login. On the back of your student ID is your 9 digit ID number. This ID number is your user name AND your password.


Directions to download the app for e-books to your iPad:

Go to the RVC catalog app on your iPad and download the Brytewave K-12 app. Open the app and select South Side High School from the drop down menu.

Here is a selection of books that you can read online using the ebook directions.

The black death The Black Death The Christian church in Ancient Rome inside Christianity Handbook to life in the medieval world
Cause & effect the fall of Rome Ancient Rome Myths of Greece and Rome Handbook to life in ancient Rome
Ancient Greece Ancient Greece Exploring the life, myth, and art of the Vikings The birth of science ancient times to 1699

Middle ages (feudalism, manors, gender roles, Crusades, bubonic plague)

Primary Sources

What are primary documents?

Primary sources provide first-hand accounts of an event. They are created by witnesses who experienced the events or conditions being documented. Usually these sources are created at the time of the events, but primary sources can also include autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories recorded later.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook

Choose the tab for the correct time period at the top of the page then select a link from the column on the left. Sources are arranged according to region or theme, eg. Rome, France, or Renaissance, Reformation.

EyeWitness To The Middle Ages and Renaissance

This website has primary sources along with some explanatory notes. Primary sources appear in RED. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to look at the citation for the primary source. There is a search box at the top right where you can search keywords for your topic.