Step 2: For Part II, you'll need to complete the following steps:

1. Pick a topic. Anything from gang violence, to declining enrollment in schools, to pollution. When in doubt, ask!

2. Ensure that the neighborhood you have chosen actually has sources that you can access for your research project. If you have any of the following neighborhoods, I will allow you to pick a different one:

· Archer Heights, Clearing, Elsdon, West Lawn, Mt. Greenwood, Beverly, Hegeswich. (Feel like more neighborhoods belong on this list? Just ask.)

3. Develop a driving question. This is a question that you'll be focusing on for the entirety of your project.

· What problem do you want to see resolved? Why?

· What steps have the community you're focusing on taken to resolve the issue?

· ANSWER IT! (This is your thesis statement)

4. Compile research.

· For step 2, I will allow you to simply paste links (if using online sources) until you've compiled the ten pieces of evidence you need. (I will make you submit a formal bibliography for step 3, so if you'd like, you CAN cite the ten pieces of evidence in APA style to make your life easier.)

· For evidence, you are allowed to use a newspaper publication more than once, so long as there are no more than two pieces of evidence per author.

· For the two journal articles you'll need, you are allowed to use sources that focus on citywide problems rather than neighborhood specific. (For example, I could use an article about Chicago-wide gentrification if my project is about gentrification in the Logan Square neighborhood)

Step 3: Fishbone Analysis & Bibliography. Need teacher approval first.

Create your own fishbone analysis chart (which you'll be able to add to your final slides), and submit your bibliography in APA style.

Step 4: Using all of the material compiled from the other three portions, complete a slides presentation. You will use these slides for your presentations, starting on May 12th.