7/8th graders have been working on the second stage of their Activism Project. Previously, we spent time reflecting on what our passions are so that we can make the right decision when choosing a topic for this project and be partnered with a community mentor that will support our work throughout the process. Now that we have our topics, we're ready to collect research about the issues surrounding the topic and what can be done to make positive change happen. To do this, we have spent a lot of time developing targeted research questions that will guide us to the information we need most. The doc below allowed us to work through that process, with few hiccups along the way, and then start gathering sources and information. We also created topic webs that helped us narrow our original topics and questions so that they could become "just right." While narrowing topics, we considered aspects like location, demographics, time period, causes, and effects, as they relate to our topics.