Today we spent continuing our research on our Dangerous Words assignment. Here are a few tips I shared during class:
If you’re having trouble answering our research questions, which, again are . . .
- Where did this word come from?
- Did it always mean what it means now?
- When did it become a slur?
So, if you’re having trouble, try adding to your search the following combinations:
- term + origin
- term + etymology
- term + history
- term + slur
- term + insult
- term + language
- term + usage
- or any combination!
Remember, research is a treasure hunt with no map. You just have to keep digging in different places until you strike it rich (and you will)!
HW: You should have notecards in Noodle Tools for three (Regular) or five (Honors) different sources by Monday. We will have one more class day to work on this (Friday).