Research Skills

Year 8 Passion Project

In this video, students from Mr Hong’s class have come up with one sentence which describes how they would like to be remembered by others.

Mr Hong’s Class Video

This video inspired the teachers in the LRC to ask you about your interests. We are calling it the ‘Passion Project.’ We would like you to come up with a sentence which tells us what you are passionate about.

Your sentence does not have to involve causes such as finding the cure to cancer but may draw on your interests in subjects like science, or hobbies like stamp collecting or sporting interests and the like.

The LRC is not just a place that you come to find information for your school projects but a place where you can further your own interests and grow your passions. Some day you might be able to contribute hugely in your area of interest by maintaining a blog or discovering something new.

In the ‘Passion Project,’ we want you to tell us about a topic that you are passionate about, find some information and demonstrate your research skills by writing a short piece. This can be a short electronic document that you email or it could be the start to a blog.

Task 1
Start simply!
What is your Passion Project?
I am passionate about… (Finish the sentence) What is your sentence?

For example:

I am going to write the most amazing book about…
I am going to restore peace in the Middle East.
I am going to create Australia’s most popular video game.
I love finding out about soccer.

Create a word document or a google document and record your sentence.

Task 2 Define your topic

Select the information on the KWL chart

Fill in the information in the first 2 columns to help you define your topic.

In the first column, write what you already know about the topic.

In the second column, write what you want to know about the topic.

Try to narrow your topic to something you will be able to manage.

For example: Dogs might be too broad a topic. You might want to find out more about a specific breed or how to train a dog.

Task 3 Key Words
What are some key words that you can use to find out more information about this topic?
You can use words from your chart or other words that you can think about.

We look forward to finding out about your interests and passions!

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