Adventures of Huckleberry Finn research


  • Students will be able to explain the issues and events that affected people in specific time periods, and how those issues continue to affect culture today.
  • Students will be able to present their findings about the struggles and challenges to their peers in a clear, effective manner.
  • Students will be able to make text to world, text to text connections by explaining how the challenges and issues which were taking place were evident and explored through the writing of the era.
  • Students will use various 21st Century Skills to gather and present their findings to the class.
  • Students can explain the relationship between historical events and literature as they emerge in the works of various writers of the era.
  • Students can understand the changing views of the African-American.
  • Students can analyze changes and make connections between the research and the literature of this unit to develop written essay. 
  • Students will incorporate technology, beyond word processing and internet searches, to organize and present their findings to the class.
  • Students will self and peer evaluate their work, offer criticism in a constructive manner, and revise their own work after receiving peer and instructor advice.
Research Daily Plan
Research Choices
Realism/Regionalism: a Pecha Kucha Example
Research Presentation Rubric
Jones-Research Presentation Rubric
Jones-Works Cited Sample

Database Articles
Find a database article
To access databases off campus, see a learning commons staff member.

How to find a database article

* Don't forget that you can "search within results" on the databases to get better articles!
* Don't forget that databases cite themselves!

Website Articles
Find a website article
How to cite a website article

How to find a website article--
"Internet search"--using good keywords
How to find a website article--"Online sources"--using reliable sources
Website article scoring guide
Typing and saving
You have a school Google Drive account you can use.
Go to our How do I? page to access it.

Works cited
Click "Log in with Google."
Use your school Google login.
Hover over your name in the upper right corner and click "Coupon Code."
Enter this Coupon Code: northhsmo.

Presentation dos and don'ts

Pecha Kucha  How do I say that?! 
Do you have to make a Pecha Kucha presentation? No.
Is Pecha Kucha a good general structure to keep in mind as you create your presentation? Yes.

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