Follow your curiosity...find out about something that interests you.
Click the UP button then go to Research Southeast. Wander around in
there like it's a mall! Click on some pictures
that make you curious. Find something that looks interesting.
Let's face it: nobody wants to research a topic that's boring. So
pick something you really want to learn about!
We want you to be the expert on that topic!
Now for the nitty gritty: the text for each topic page has some important
questions or issues you should pursue. And at the bottom of each page
is a list of solid sources -- books, journals, possibly a video or a
website. Stick with these & you will have plenty of sources &
solid scholarship to draw on. (Beware the internet -- you can get a lot of
inaccurate material from even the best Google search.) The topic
page points you in the right direction...use it! And keep our MRP
guidelines in mind.
Now, every once in a while someone gets really curious about
a topic that's not on the Research the Images menu. That's
fine. We like renegades! You might be able to pick your own topic to research for
your MRP if, 1) the topic helps the class in our survey of this Culture
Area, and if, 2) you propose and discuss the topic with one of your
instructors, and if, 3) an instructor approves your alternate topic.
We cannot in every case approve an alternate topic -- even if it is a good
one. Why is that? It's because the topics we offer on the Research the
Images menu are carefully chosen so we cover in a thorough way the history
and cultures of a certain Native American culture area. We may need your
MRP to fill in a gap the whole class will need to know about.
Having said all of that, if you really want to do an MRP
on an alternate topic, don't be shy. Run it past us! We
want you to pursue what you are curious