Exploitation – Industry

AES Library Standards

1.1: Following the Inquiry-based process in seeking knowledge in curricular subjects, and make the real-world connection for using this process in own life.
1.3:  Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.
1.4: Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias.
1.7: Respect copyright/intellectual property rights of creators and producers.
2.1: Continue an inquiry-based research process by applying critical-thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, organization) to information and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create new knowledge.
2.2: Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real-world situations, and further investigations.
2.3: Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information.



Exploitation – Mini Research Project


Rules for In-text Citation(NoodleTools)

Rules for In-text Citation(Owl Purdue)

For this research project you will be identifying keywords to use in order to locate information on your topic.  In addition, you will practice skimming and scanning journal and newspaper articles for relevant information.  You will also learn how to use the databases to expand and narrow your searches to get the best results.


Keywords are words or phrases that identify content.  You use keywords that tell the search engine what to search for.  When you begin to research you may only have one or two keywords, as you read be sure to note down additional keywords to narrow your search.

A.  Garment Industry/Clothing

Keywords:  garment, “garment industry”, clothing, labor, sweatshops, “child labor”, exploitation, “disposable fashion”, “working conditions”.

B.  Agriculture

Keywords:  agriculture, labor, farming, “seasonal workers”, “corporate farms”, agribusiness, “family farms”, “immigrant workers”, “migrant workers”

C. Technology

Keywords: technology, “computer industry”, labor, manufacturing, “child labor”, car parts, “conflict minerals”, illegal mining trade

D.  Other:  Industry, Mining, Fishing, Carpets

Keywords:  labor, exploitation, “child labor”, bonded labor,

Day One:


1) Exploitation Video

2) Assignment Review

3) Why use Databases?

4) NoodleTools – Create & Share a Project

5) Newsbank

6) NoodleTools: Create a Citation

 Create a Notecard from Work Cited

 7) SIRS Researcher


Day Two:

1) Questia

2) NoodleTools – Citing from Scratch


4) Google news

5) NoodleTools – Creating an Outline


  • Newsbank
  • Questia
  • SIRS Researcher
  • GALE – Opposing Viewpoints

What Are Databases and Why You Need Them


Cite: YCP Library. “What Are Databases and Why You Need Them.” YouTube. 29 Sept. 2011. YouTube. 20 Jan. 2014 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2GMtIuaNzU>.


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