- Use advanced searches effectively to gather relevant info from multiple sources.
1. Brainstorm your current knowledge and research questions about one of the following topics given to you: Ferguson, citizen journalism, Darren Wilson, hashtag, Bloody Sunday, black-on-black crime, Anonymous anarchists, Captain Ron Johnson, Arab Spring, Antonio French, peaceably assemble, use of force, or Michael Brown
2. Before researching the above topics, prove you understand advanced research techniques by following the instructions below.
Copy and paste the following questions into a Google document that you share with me and your partner(s). I’m at firstname.lastname@example.org. Work with your partner to answer the questions and use the advanced search operators to help.
1. An 11-foot bird lives less than two miles from 30.891383, -102.885032. What's his name? What did you search?
2. In the poem that includes the lines, "This is the dead land, This is cactus land", to what work is the first epigraph an allusion? What did you search?
3. In what state were the naval oil reserves that became an issue during the term of the POTUS whose middle name was Gamaliel? What did you search?
5. What does it mean to triangulate your research? Cite your source in MLA format.
7. Do the confirmation bias activity on http://www.powersearchingwithgoogle.com/course/ps/activity52.html and write your answers here:
9. When might twitter.com be a better search engine than google.com?
11. Use the “find” function to find the year that Georgia (the country) had an earthquake on this page: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?sugexp=chrome,mod=11&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=cache%3Aearthquake.usgs.gov%2Fearthquakes%2Fworld%2Fhistorical.php%2F