researchtopics Ms. Bassett
Waltham High School English Teacher
 
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.

PAINTERS

Rosa Bonheur

Georgia O'Keefe

Mary Cassat

Henri Matisse

Pablo Picasso

Pierre Auguste Renoir

ARCHITECTS

Frank Lloyd Wright

SCULPTURE

Auguste Rodin 1840-1917

MUSIC

Wolfgang Mozart

John Williams

Duke Ellington

Elvis Presley

The Beatles

LITERATURE

Shakespeare

early women authors

poets

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?).

SCIENCE

Dr. Robert Oppenheimer

Marie Curie

Rachel Carson

Dr. Salk

Who invented the antiobiotic?

anyone who developed the use of robotics in surgery

POLITICS/PHILOSOPHY

Thomas More (religion, philosophy and politics)

Martin Luther King, Jr.

John F. Kennedy

Malcolm X.

Ghandi

any political person who shaped the face of politics

TECHNOLOGY

Bill Gates

Anyone who developed computer games (Pac Man for example) inventor of the first computer

FILM/THEATRE

Disney (animation)

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.

MEDICAL

Cancer research

transplant/implant technology

psychological medicine (treating the mind:  shock therapy, sanitariums, drugs)

intelligence testing - IQ tests to MCAS

vaccines

Health Care

cloning (beyond the sheep)

Exercise

SOCIAL ISSUES

Prisons and the Criminally Insane

criminology (the scientific study of crime, criminals and solving crimes)

treatment of minorities

civil rights movements

Immigration

changes in family structure

SCIENCES

robotics

computer science

space exploration

technological changes in industry (industrial revolution, assembly line, robots, etc.)

natural disasters

Nuclear power

POLITICS

assassinations (pick a president or official leader) JFK

Cold War

Desert Storm

War on Terrorism

EDUCATION

learning disabilities research and identification

desegregation

Changes in the education process (in Mass. ed. reform, busing, etc.)

MILITARY INFLUENCES

Berlin Wall- rise of or fall of

Vietnam (social influences)

Kosovo Crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis

weapon science

Pearl Harbor

effect of a particular war on society

Useful links
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