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Grade 9/10 Exploring Family Studies: Research and Inquiry Skills

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Logins for all VLC databases are found on the back of the VLC Bookmark.

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How to Organize your Ideas:

What is Mind-Mapping?

Mind mapping is a way to organize your ideas. It is used to help you brainstorm ideas. Brainstorming is just thinking of creative ideas to help you answer a question or solve a problem.

Mind Mapping Tools for You:

Inspiration software

Don't forget Inspiration and Kidspiration software found on all UCDSB computers.  This program is for visual learning: 

graphic organizers, concept mapping, mind mapping, outlining, webbing, and plots and graphs.

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Want to learn more?

Improve your research & inquiry skills by following the links below.  

You will learn how to:

  • explore topics that interest you
  • formulate effective research question
  • create a research plan 
  • organize your information
  • find reliable information online

Gr. 9-12: Ask Us/Demande Moi

Gr. 9-12: How do I start my research?

Gr. 9-12: How do I cite my sources?

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