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In-Class Activities

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Group 1

Your group has 5 minutes to do the following:                                                                                  

Using Search@UW, find a scholarly print book related to Chinese Immigration to the United States and the California Gold Rush.

Be prepared as a group to walk the class through how you found your source and answer the questions below:

  • Did your first search work? What did you have to change? Add keywords? Use a filter?
  • How did you know this was scholarly? (Hint: look up the publisher of the book)
Group 2

Your group has 5 minutes to do the following:                                                           

Using Search@UW, find a scholarly ebook on Irish Immigrants and the potato famine.

Be prepared as a group to walk the class through how you found your source and answer the questions below:

  • Did your first search work? What did you have to change? Add keywords? Use a filter?
  • How did you know this was scholarly? (Hint: look up the publisher of the book)
Group 3

Your group has 5 minutes to do the following:                                                                                                             

Using Search@UW, find a scholarly article related to Somali immigrants and seeking employment opportunities in the United States.

Be prepared as a group to walk the class through how you found your source and answer the questions below:

  • Did your first search work? What did you have to change? Add keywords? Use a filter?
  • How did you know this was scholarly?
Group 4

Your group has 5 minutes to do the following:                                                                                     

Using the database, Academic Search Complete, find a peer-reviewed article discussing influx of Italian immigration to the United States during the early 20th century

Be prepared as a group to walk the class through how you found your source and answer the questions below:

  • Did your first search work? What did you have to change? Add keywords? Use a filter?
  • How did you know this was peer reviewed?
Group 5

Your group has 5 minutes to do the following:                                                                                

Using the database America: History and Life, find a scholarly article related Hmong immigrants in the United States.

Be prepared as a group to walk the class through how you found your source and answer the questions below:

  • Did your first search work? What did you have to change? Add keywords? Use a filter?
  • How did you know this was scholarly?
Group 6

Your group has 5 minutes to do the following:                    

Using the database, Project Muse, find a scholarly article discussing the Jewish Immigrant experience to the United States.

Be prepared as a group to walk the class through how you found your source and answer the questions below:

  • Did your first search work? What did you have to change? Add keywords? Use a filter?
  • How did you determine this was scholarly?