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Horatio Greenough's controversial statue of George Washington, photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston circa 1899.
Remember to think of possible:
- Narrower Terms
- Broader Terms
- Related Terms
Creating Search Strategies
What was the controversy surrounding Horatio Greenough's statue of George Washington?
1.) Begin by having the students identify KEY TERMS in the question and brainstorm a list of synonyms and related topics.
2.) Group work: Students will form groups of 2-3 students.
Each group will find the following to answer the question using Academic Search Complete
- A Popular Article
- A Scholarly Article
3.) Discussion: Groups will each send one representative to board to present their search strategy; discuss results
- Discuss the importance of synonyms
- Discuss database limiters such as date, full text, and peer reviewed.
- Discuss Scholarly v. Popular.
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