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Paideia 112 Research Unit

A step-by-step guide to the Research Paper Unit in Paideia 112.


Paideia OwlWelcome to the Paideia Research Guide

On this website you'll find strategies by which you can produce a successful research paper, as well as worksheet assignments that your instructor might assign.  Please consult your individual section's research syllabus for assignments and due dates.

Below you'll find links to Guides with topic-specific resource suggestions for each section.

Spring 2020 Research Topics

Section 1: Nature, Environment, and Sustainability

Instructor: Peter Nekola
​Librarian: Holly White

Section 2: Music and Nature

Instructor: Jonah Elrod
Librarian: Andi Beckendorf

Section 3: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid in South Africa, 1948-1994

Instructor: Martin Klammer
Librarian: Freeda Brook

Section 4: The Avant-Garde

Instructor: Chontel Syfox
Librarian: Andi Beckendorf

Section 5: Banned Books

Instructor & Librarian: Germano Streese

Section 6:  Indigenous Peoples

Instructor: Lori Stanley
Librarian: Ryan Gjerde

Section 7: U.S. Women's Biography, 1850-1950

Instructor: Jackie Wilkie
Librarian: Holly White

Section 8: Human - Nonhuman Animal Relationships

Instructor: Scott Hurley
Librarian: Holly White

Section 9:  The Roaring Twenties

Instructor: Amanda Huinker
Librarian: Amanda Jenkins

Section 10: Weimar Germany

Instructor: Jonathon Struve
​Librarian: Andi Beckendorf

Section 11: Euripides and Greek Tragedy

Instructor: Anne Bulliung
​Librarian: Ryan Gjerde

Section 12: Sophocles and Greek Tragedy

Instructor: Dan Davis
Librarian: Ryan Gjerde

Section 13:  Religion, Science, and Race

Instructor: Robert Shedinger
Librarian: Germano Streese

Section 14: Nineteenth-Century America as Reflected in the Arts

Instructor: Kathy Reed
Librarian: Andi Beckendorf

Section 15: Film History

Instructor: Andy Hageman
​Librarian: Amanda Jenkins

Section 16: Peace Studies

Instructor: Lise Kildegaard
Librarian: Holly White

Section 17: Asian America

Instructor: Brian Caton
​Librarian: Germano Streese

Section 18: Human - Nonhuman Animal Relationships

Instructor: Scott Hurley
Librarian: Holly White

Section 19: Censorship and Control in Education

Instructor: Mike Garcia
Librarian: Amanda Jenkins

Section 20: Storytelling

Instructor: Keri Bodensteiner
Librarian: Amanda Jenkins

Section 21: The 1960s in the U.S. and Abroad

Instructor: Nancy Barry
Librarian: Freeda Brook

Section 22: Iberian Conquest of the New World

Instructor: Wanda Deifelt
​Librarian: Germano Streese

Section 23: The 1960s in the U.S. and Abroad

Instructor: Nancy Barry
Librarian: Freeda Brook

Section 24: History of Current Events

Instructor: Victoria Christman
Librarian: Freeda Brook

Section 25: Graphic Narratives

Instructor: Marie Drews
Librarian: Freeda Brook

Section 26: Julius Caesar

Instructor: Mark Thorne
Librarian: Ryan Gjerde

Section 27: Nature and Society

Instructor: Richard Mtisi
​Librarian: Germano Streese​

Section 28: Disability Rights Movement

Instructor: Lindsey Row-Heyveld
​Librarian: Amanda Jenkins

Section 30: Medical Discoveries / Medical Ethics

Instructor: Stephanie Travers
Librarian: Ryan Gjerde

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