Students use research, writing skills to investigate colleges
May 24, 2012 12:08PM
Vince Annel and his students participate in a college research project each year using the schools that participate in the NCAA basketball tournament. | Supplied Photo
Updated: July 1, 2012 12:05PM
They’re years away from even considering their future, but that hasn’t stopped a group of inquisitive fourth-graders at Oak Ridge School in Palos Hills from vetting various colleges and universities to see what they have to offer.
Students in Vince Annel’s class recently embarked on a college research project using the college teams selected to participate in the NCAA basketball tournament. Each student was given two or three colleges to research.
Annel helped students devise a series of questions to pose to the colleges through a business letter they wrote. To many students’ surprise, most of the colleges responded back with the information. Many even sent back souvenirs like mini-pennants, T-shirts and decals of their university.
Once the information and souvenirs were collected, they were put on display in the classroom for all the students to see and explore. Students then took home whatever information and goodies they received from their respective colleges.
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