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LINK Project Research Guide- STUDENT SAMPLE A (Women’s Rights)  

 
Directions: ​Use this research guide to collect information to help you write your paper 
about the social issue of your choice. 
 
LINK PROJECT QUESTION:​ ​How have individuals or groups taken a stand that 
shaped American society?  
 
STEP 1: YOUR RESEARCH QUESTIO​N: ​FILL IN THE BLANK WITH YOUR TOPIC 
How have individuals or groups taken a stand for Women’s Rights that shaped 

American society? 

 
 
STEP 2: Developing Search Terms 
What are some keywords, questions, or phrases you are going to use to research 
your topic? ​LIST 6 OPTIONS IN THE BOX BELOW: 
1) Women’s rights 
 
2)what are people doing about Women’s rights 
 
3) individuals working on Women’s rights 
 
4) groups working on Women’s rights 
 
5) what is Women’s rights  
 
6) solutions for Women’s rights 
 
STEP 3: Researching  
Topic #1: ​BACKGROUND INFORMATION 
Explain your social issue 
Define your social issue  
Explain why your social issue is important 
Website URL: 
https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/womens-human-rights/#.WmtTC2yo
vIV 

Date Accessed: 1/26\18 


Notes: 
 
● Women wanted to have the right to do things as men’s but some laws 
didn’t allow that. 
● Women were slaves a long time ago and they were treated wrong. 
Women were treated violently and their rights weren’t equal to men’s. 
● Women all around the world still are treated wrong because of their 
gender.  
 
 
 
 
Topic #2: ​INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROBLEM 
Website URL: 
http://www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences-and-law/sociology-and-socil
-refaorm/social-reform/womens-rights  

Date Accessed: 2/8/18 

Notes: 
● Women had to give up they childrens during the slavery. 
● January 1 1808 slavery with women was outlawed. 
● Women had little defense throughout slavery. 
 
 
 
 
 
Topic #3: ​GROUPS WHO WORK ON THE ISSUE  
Website URL: ​https://www.womensmarch.com/mission/  

Date Accessed:  

Notes:   
● The women right was treated wrong they march on washington and all 
stand together to make a trail to show them that women can do things 
that men can do. 
 
 
 
 
 
Topic #4: ​INDIVIDUALS THAT WORK ON THE ISSUE 
Website URL: 
http://www.complex.com/life/2015/10/women-of-color-suffrage/ida0-b-w
ells 

Date Accessed: 2/12/18 

Notes: 
● Ida B Wells was riding the bus and the driver told her to get up but she 
didn't because she paid a ticket to ride the bus. 
● Ida B Well mom and dad died and the people was going to split her 
brothers and sisters up. 
● Ida B Well had raise her brothers and sisters and a early age. 
 
 
 
Topic: ​WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP THE PROBLEM? 
Website URL: 
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/10-ways-to-continue-the-fight-for-wome
ns-rights  

Date Accessed: 2/13/18 

Notes: 
● You can use the official house of representatives website to find your 
representatives contact. 
● Information and you can use the official senate website to find your 
senators Information . 
● Volunteer at a march for women. 
 
 
 
 
 
STEP 4: BIBLIOGRAPHY 
1) Go to ​http://www.easybib.com/  
2) Click on ​MLA8 and WEBSITE 
3) Follow the steps to ​CREATE CITATION 
4) COPY AND PASTE YOUR CITATIONS IN THE BOX BELOW 
 
 
 
Works Cited

Herman, Lily. “So You Attended the Women's March, Now What?” ​Teen Vogue​,

TeenVogue.com, 23 Jan. 2017,

www.teenvogue.com/story/10-ways-to-continue-the-fight-for-womens-rights.

www.complex.com/life/2015/10/women-of-color-suffrage/ida0-b-wells.

www.globalfundforwomen.org/womens-human-rights/#.WmtTC2yovIV.

www.globalfundforwomen.org/womens-human-rights/#.WmtTC2yovIV.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LINK Project Research Guide- STUDENT SAMPLE B (Climate Change) 
 
Directions: ​Use this research guide to collect information to help you write your paper 
about the social issue of your choice. 
 
LINK PROJECT QUESTION:​ ​How have individuals or groups taken a stand that 
shaped American society?  
 
STEP 1: YOUR RESEARCH QUESTIO​N: ​FILL IN THE BLANK WITH YOUR TOPIC 
How have individuals or groups taken a stand for climate change that shaped 

American society? 

 
 
STEP 2: Developing Search Terms 
What are some keywords, questions, or phrases you are going to use to research 
your topic? ​LIST 6 OPTIONS IN THE BOX BELOW: 
1) Climate change  
 
2)What are people doing in climate change?  
 
3) individuals Working on climate change 
 
4) Groups working on climate change 
 
5) What is climate change 
 
6) Solution for climate change  
 
STEP 3: Researching  
Use the research terms you created to begin your research. You need to collect 
research on the topics in the boxes below. ​COPY AND PASTE YOUR WEBSITE 
ADDRESSES (URL) INTO THE BOXES AS YOUR SOURCES. ​COMPLETE A CRAAP 
TEST CHECKLIST ON EACH OF YOUR SOURCES. 
 
 
 
 
 
Topic #1: ​BACKGROUND INFORMATION 
Explain your social issue 
Define your social issue  
Explain why your social issue is important 
Website URL: 
http://clean.ns.ca/programs/youth-engagement/talking-climate-change-wi
th-kids/climate-change-background-info/​]  

Date Accessed: 1/26/18 

Notes: 
● Changes in the climate have been happening for Earth's whole life of
years, and until recent centuries, most of these changes were naturally
occurring  

● the rate of warming in Canada is double that of the global average.


Between 1950 and 2010, average  
 
● The greenhouse effect is a naturally occurring and essential process that
is regulated by nature. 
 
 
 
Topic #2: ​INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROBLEM 
Website URL: https://climate.nasa.gov/causes/ 

Date Accessed:  

Notes:  
● Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global
warming trend is human growth of the "greenhouse effect"  
 
● The gases in the atmosphere are causing climate change.
● The humans of Earth are causing climate change by burning fossil
fuels and oil .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Topic #3: ​GROUPS WHO WORK ON THE ISSUE  
Website URL: https://www.theclimategroup.org/project/under2-coalition 

Date Accessed: 2/2/18 

Notes: 
● THE UNDER2 COALITION BRINGS TOGETHER 205 GOVERNMENTS, SPANNING SIX CONTINENTS AND 43 
COUNTRIES COMMITTING TO REDUCE​ THEIR GHG EMISSIONS​ TOWARD NET-ZERO BY 2050.  
 
● TOGETHER THEY REPRESENT OVER 1.3 BILLION PEOPLE​ and ​40% OF THE GLOBAL ECONOM 
 
● Sub-national governments wishing to join the Under2 Coalition will be 
requested to sign the Under2 MOU, and thereby commit to reduce their 
greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% 
 
 
Topic #4: ​INDIVIDUALS THAT WORK ON THE ISSUE 
Website URL: 
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/leonardo-dicaprio-tr
ump-climate-change-donation-meeting-a7960316.html  
 
https://www.worldwildlife.org/leaders/leonardo-dicaprio  

Date Accessed:  

Notes: 
● Leonardo DiCaprio is the Founder, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
● hrough his foundation, Leonardo has produced a number of media projects that
communicate the urgency of the issues to the public,​ including two short web films
Water Planet​ and ​Global Warning

● Leonardo DiCaprio will give 20 million dollars to climate change organizations. 


 
● Topic: ​WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP THE PROBLEM? 
Website URL:  

Date Accessed:  

Notes: 
● Instead of burning fossil fuels we can find a reliable and efficient energy 
source 
 
● People can reduce their carbon uses Usage  
 
● Using less electricity or using reusable bags  
 
 
 
 
 
STEP 4: BIBLIOGRAPHY 
1) Go to ​http://www.easybib.com/  
2) Click on ​MLA8 and WEBSITE 
3) Follow the steps to ​CREATE CITATION 
4) COPY AND PASTE YOUR CITATIONS IN THE BOX BELOW 
 
clean.ns.ca/programs/youth-engagement/talking-climate-change-with-kids/climate-change-bac

kground-info/]+.

climate.nasa.gov/causes/.

“Under2 Coalition.” ​The Climate Group​, 19 Dec. 2017,

www.theclimategroup.org/project/under2-coalition.

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/leonardo-dicaprio-trump-climate-change-donati

on-meeting-a7960316.html.

 
 
 
 
Teams that doesn't get 9 hours of sleep will be depressed and Have anxiety  
 
 
 
 
 
 
LINK Project Research Guide- STUDENT SAMPLE C (Homelessness) 
 
Directions: ​Use this research guide to collect information to help you write your paper 
about the social issue of your choice. 
 
LINK PROJECT QUESTION:​ ​How have individuals or groups taken a stand that 
shaped American society?  
 
STEP 1: YOUR RESEARCH QUESTIO​N: ​FILL IN THE BLANK WITH YOUR TOPIC 
How have individuals or groups taken a stand for homelessense_ that shaped 

American society?  

 
 
STEP 2: Developing Search Terms 
What are some keywords, questions, or phrases you are going to use to research 
your topic? ​LIST 6 OPTIONS IN THE BOX BELOW: 
1) Homelessness 
 
2) what are people doing about homelessness? 
 
3) individuals working on climate change  
 
4) groups working on climate change  
 
5) what is homelessness  
 
6) solutions for homelessness 
 
STEP 3: Researching  
Use the research terms you created to begin your research. You need to collect 
research on the topics in the boxes below. ​COPY AND PASTE YOUR WEBSITE 
ADDRESSES (URL) INTO THE BOXES AS YOUR SOURCES. ​COMPLETE A CRAAP 
TEST CHECKLIST ON EACH OF YOUR SOURCES. 
 
 
 
 
 
Topic #1: ​BACKGROUND INFORMATION 
Explain your social issue 
Define your social issue  
Explain why your social issue is important 
● Website URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/526/homeless-facts.html  

Date Accessed: 1/26/18 

● Notes:  
● In the next two years, 1.5 million people will be homeless. 
● 35 million people were homeless in 2008. 
● Over 50 percent and 1.5 million children are homeless each year. 
● 23 percent of homeless are reported as homeless a lot of the time. 
 
 
Topic #2: ​INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROBLEM 
Website URL: ​http://nationalhomeless.org/about-homelessness/  

Date Accessed: 2/2/18 

● Notes:  
● People are homelessness because housing are out of people’s price 
range. 
● Some people become homeless because a family member gets sick. 
● 16% of homeless adults have mental illness. 
● Violence in a relationship causes fifty percent of homelessness.  
 
 
 
 
 
Topic #3: ​GROUPS WHO WORK ON THE ISSUE  
Website URL: http://nationalhomeless.org/ 

Date Accessed: 2/12/18 

Notes: 
● The National Coalition for the Homeless is a group that helps people 
who are homeless or who have been homeless 
● It has been around for 30 years and they help homeless people buy 
homes. 
● Nch is trying to find a way to and homeless. 
 
 
 
 
 
Topic #4: ​INDIVIDUALS THAT WORK ON THE ISSUE 
Website URL: 
http://www.blackenterprise.com/celebrities-giving-back-beyonces-7-million
-homeless-shelter/  

Date Accessed: 2/12/18 

Notes: 
● Beyonce helped homeless people in her hometown. 
● Beyonce is helping 4,600 homeless people in houston 
● Beyonce helped homeless people drop 14% in 2014 
 
 
 
 
 
Topic: ​WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP THE PROBLEM? 
Website URL: http://www.nationalhomeless.org/want_to_help/ 

Date Accessed: 2/12/18 

Notes: 
● One way you can help homelessness is help giving homeless people 
phone calls  
● Working at a homeless shelter 
● I can help homeless people by giving spport. 
 
 
 
 
 
STEP 4: BIBLIOGRAPHY 
1) Go to ​http://www.easybib.com/  
2) Click on ​MLA8 and WEBSITE 
3) Follow the steps to ​CREATE CITATION 
4) COPY AND PASTE YOUR CITATIONS IN THE BOX BELOW 
 
 
Works Cited

“Homelessness in America.” ​National Coalition for the Homeless​,

nationalhomeless.org/about-homelessness/.

“Homelessness in America.” ​National Coalition for the Homeless​,

nationalhomeless.org/about-homelessness/.

National Coalition for the Homeless - How You Can Help End Homelessness,​

www.nationalhomeless.org/want_to_help/.

PBS,​ Public Broadcasting Service, www.pbs.org/now/shows/526/homeless-facts.html.

www.blackenterprise.com/celebrities-giving-back-beyonces-7-million.