The following list contains research topics and corresponding websites. This list should not be considered complete, however, the sites contain useful information. The links to websites appears after the topics.
The Scoring Guide has been posted. The website is linked below.
9th Grade C Block - Individuals and the Coming of Age
Below is a list of people who have had an impact on the coming of age of a particular field. You may choose from this list or submit a proposal for another person.
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Frank Lloyd Wright
Auguste Rodin 1840-1917
early women authors
authors from previous centuries
children's book authors (when did this genre begin and who began it? There is a large market for children's books. Who started it all or who made the greatest impact on the genre?).
Dr. Robert Oppenheimer
Who invented the antiobiotic?
anyone who developed the use of robotics in surgery
Thomas More (religion, philosophy and politics)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
any political person who shaped the face of politics
Anyone who developed computer games (Pac Man for example)
inventor of the first computer
someone who was instrumental in the development of movies
Steven Spielberg (or any special effects person)
Actor who invented/served as a model for others in a particular style (pre-talking movies, etc.)
OTHER TOPICS PROPOSED
10th E and D Blocks The goal of this project is for you to learn about and discuss the impact a particular topic has had on the identity of society. This could entail a change in the way we view patient care, the music we listen to, the values we hold, etc. It really sound more difficult that it will be. If you follow the guidelines, do the work on a regular basis and ask for help when you are confused, you will do well. Remember: this is not a simply summary of a topic. You must base your paper on an original idea stated in your thesis statement.
psychological medicine (treating the mind: shock therapy, sanitariums, drugs)
intelligence testing - IQ tests to MCAS
cloning (beyond the sheep)
Prisons and the Criminally Insane
criminology (the scientific study of crime, criminals and solving crimes)
treatment of minorities
civil rights movements
changes in family structure
technological changes in industry (industrial revolution, assembly line, robots, etc.)
assassinations (pick a president or official leader) JFK
War on Terrorism
learning disabilities research and identification
Changes in the education process (in Mass. ed. reform, busing, etc.)
Berlin Wall- rise of or fall of
Vietnam (social influences)
Cuban Missile Crisis
effect of a particular war on society