Objective: To individually research a mental, genetic, or autoimmune disorder, critically think about it, and creatively share the scope of the issue/problem by creating a Google website.
Before conducting research, brainstorm as a group what you already know about your topic. At the end of your group share you should have terms or phrases to help you. Think about what other students writers added to your placemat. Are there misconceptions? Do you need info on medications?
Example: From this example I know that I need to: talk about mood swings, find out about medication, explain what medication does, find out about physical side effects like appetite.
You are required to find 3-5 articles on your topic. You will keep track of these sources in your bibliography packet, and you will have 4 sets of Cornell notes: 1) Overview of the Disorder/Disability, 2) Symptoms, 3) Treatments, and 4) Prognosis. Be sure to include the MLA citation information for both the bibliography and the parenthetical citations.
Wednesday, Nov. 4 -- Choose your topic
Monday, Nov. 9 -- Collect overview notes
Tuesday, Nov. 10 -- Collect symptom notes
Thursday, Nov. 12 -- Collect treatment notes
Friday, Nov. 13 – Collect prognosis notes
Monday, Nov. 16 – Set up Website/Wrap up Notes
Tuesday, Nov. 17 – Start working on website
Monday, Nov. 23 – Finish Website/Project Due
Create a Website
You will create a website about your topic. This website will include 4 pages:
Overview Page –
*Write 1-2 paragraphs that gives a basic introduction to your
*Include 3-4 direct quotes – Must be integrated and cited correctly
*Cite all information, including paraphrasing
*Include 1 picture/chart/image related to your disorder, and make sure to include a caption that explains the picture.
*Create a bulleted list of symptoms
*You MUST paraphrase all of the information – NO DIRECT QUOTES
*Include 1 picture/chart/image related to the symptoms, and include a caption
that explains the picture.
*Create a bulleted list of treatments
*You MUST paraphrase the information – NO DIRECT QUOTES
*Include 1 picture/chart/image related to the treatment, and include a caption
that explains the picture.
*Write 1-2 paragraphs that explains what the prognosis is like to live with this
disorder/disability. In other words, what is it like to live with the
disability/disorder that you have researched?
*Include 1 picture/chart/image related to the prognosis for your
disorder/disability, and include a caption that explains the picture.
Works Cited Page
*Use MLA format to list your sources for your website
ADD: Attention Deficiet Disorder Association: https://add.org/
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): http://www.chadd.org/
Help Guide Organization: http://www.helpguide.org/
National Organization: http://www.help4adhd.org/
Down ’s syndrome:
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome:
Post-traumatic stress disorder:
Sickle Cell Disease: