1. Students will learn to ask questions about a topic to identify subdivisions of that topic.
2. Students will learn to seek background information ona topic to identify subdivisions of that topic.
3. Students will learn how to formulate a research question from a narrowed topic.
Imagine you want to do research about the Boston Marathon Bombing. Begin by answering the following questions.
Encyclopedias give information or topics. They divide the large subject into smaller subtopics to explain relevant ideas associated with the big topic. When looking for ideas about how to outline or map a topic, it's often useful to go to an encyclopedia article and see how the article is subdivided.
Burkhardt, Joanna M. “Teaching Information Literacy Reframed 50 Framework-Based Excersises for Creation Information Learners.” Teaching Information Literacy Reframed 50 Framework-Based Excersises for Creation Information Learners, Neal-Schuman, 2016, pp. 40–42.