If you could research ANYTHING. What would you choose? My student have been getting a research paper (and extensive 8-15 page paper) together for the past two months. I let them choose ANYTHING (within reason and school appropriateness). I call it their Inquiry Report.
I get such a thrill looking through the topics to see what they chose. I think it gives us a good inside into the teenage brain. Also, I feel like I learn SO much about so many things when I read through them over the next week because they kids REALLY do their research. They make each topic fascinating!!
I love my job. Have I mentioned that before?
Here you go, (remember, we're a Math, Engineering and Science based school):
Gordon More Founder of Intel
The Evolution of Computers
Hayao Miyazaki: His Life and Works
Bob Marley and the Wailers (every year I always get a Bob Marley paper, never fails!)
The Power of Nuclear Reactions
Harry Potter Movies
The Silk Road
The Grimm Brothers
The Bell Jar: A Woman's Story of Depression
Archery in the Middle Ages
Albert Einstein (he's a regular too!)
Harrison Ford (he's a new one!)
The Works and Achievements of Ozzy Osbourne
The Hulk Comics
Salem Witch Trials
Cows (? Really, ANYTHING in the WORLD and I get a paper on Cows?)
Mummies and How They Have Affected Our World
The Solar System
Tyra Banks (again, REALLY?)
Jim Jones: The Face of Evil
Terrifying Realities: the truth about drug trafficking
What would YOU like to know more about??