By integrating research assignments into your curriculum, you can help ensure that your students improve their critical thinking and research skills and learn to wade through a deluge of data to find trustworthy resources, which will prepare them for future research at school, at work, and in life.
Make sure you know what resources are out there first! Ask a librarian to see what is available locally. If the library doesn't have sufficient resources for your topic, recommend some reading or put something on reserve at the library so it will be available for your students.
When creating your assignment, ask yourself the following questions:
Schedule a library session for your class or for yourself if you aren't sure!