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Vietnam
7th-grade Language Arts Colonization Research Project​


Research Questions:
For the writing assignments, you need to be able to answer these questions about your colony.
- Where in the world is the area?
- Who colonized the area?
- When was the colony established?
- Why would people leave their native country for the colony?
- Why was that location selected to be a colony?
- What happened soon after the colony was established?
- What were some of the lasting effects of the colony?
- Why were people reluctant to leave their native country for the colony?
- How was the colony supposed to make the lives of the colonists better?
- How was the colony supposed to benefit the home country?
- Who were the original inhabitants of the colony?
- What were the initial meetings between the colonists and the original inhabitants like?
- As time went on, what were the relationships like between the colonists and the inhabitants?
- What new experiences did the colonists have in the colony?
- What new experiences did the original inhabitants have because of the colonists?

Research Notes
Write your notes on index cards. For each index card, limit the information to just one source and to just one question. On the back of the index card, write the bibliographic information.

You must use a minimum of one each of the following types of sources: internet
- Internet (maximum of 3) - Book
- Historical Text/Newspaper - Encyclopedia
If your source was a book, take notes on a white index card.
  • Format: Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publishing Company, Year of Publication.
  • Bibliographic Example: Brooks, John. History Today. New York: Lucent, 1995.
If your source was an encyclopedia, take notes on a pink index card.
  • Format: Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name. “Article Title.” Name of Encyclopedia. Publication Date.
  • Bibliographic Example: Smith, Richard C. “Dolphins.” World Book Encyclopedia. 2000.
If your source was from the internet, take notes on a blue index card.
  • Format: Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name. “Page Title.” Date Last Updated. Website Name. Date of Site Visit. <website’s url>.
  • Bibliographic Example: Johnson, Keith R. “Dropout Rates.” 15 November 2000. Teenage
Dropouts Information. 27 January 2001. <http://www.teenage.statistics.gov>.
You may also interview someone who has visited or lived in your selected colony area. Write interview notes on a white index card.
  • Format: Person’s Last Name, Person’s First Name. Personal Interview. Date of Interview.
  • Bibliographic Example: Sullivan, Vanessa. Personal Interview. 17 November 2008.

- Look at the section titled “Bibliography” for other examples of citing and for more information.
- You need to turn in all of your index cards and notes with the final project.
· All of the writing assignments need to be either typed or written in blue or black ink.
· Make sure to clearly label each of the writing assignments.
· Make sure to write a rough draft before creating the final draft.

Research Pathfinder:
  • Search your keyterms in our databases for basic information. Use Grolier or EBSCOhost from the library webpage.
  • Use the library catalog on the library webpage to search for books. You will be mainly searching in the 900 section of the library for travel books and history books about your colony.
  • Use the following websites to help you find information on your colony:
British Empire http://www.britishempire.co.uk/
Nationmaster http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php


Writing Assignment 1: Summary

Goal: Write an objective summary of the colonization of your selected area.
Instructions: Write a summary that includes answers to the following questions.
- Who colonized where?
- When was the colony established?
- Why did people leave their home country to form a colony?
- Why did people select that particular location for the colony?
- What happened soon after the colony was created?
- What were the lasting effects of the colony?
Do not just list facts; write a coherent and well-structured summary. You may combine the answers to more than one question in one sentence, in order to improve the flow of your summary.
Writing Assignment 2: Persuasive Essay

Goal: Write a convincing persuasive essay from the point of view of a colonist (someone moving to the colony from another country).
Instructions: Write a persuasive essay that convinces others in the home country to move to the newly formed colony. In addition to providing reasons to move to the colony, make sure you address any potential counterarguments.
Writing Assignment 3: Narrative

Goal: Write a first-person narrative from the point of view of the colony’s original inhabitants (the people who were there first).
Instructions: Write a narrative that describes an original inhabitant’s first encounter with a colonist. Since the narrative is in first-person, make sure to include the thoughts and feelings of the narrator.

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