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1960's Research Project: Step One: Britannica Encyclopedia


How to Use the Online Encyclopedia

Step One

1. Open a new Word Document and put your header in MLA format. Add the 3 essential questions to your document.

2. Search Britannica Encyclopedia for your topic. Cite your source in MLA format and put your notes underneath the source. Your notes should NOT be in complete sentences.

3. You may use journals and websites approved by Britannica Encyclopedia.


Essential Questions

  Essential Questions:

1) What did the person do? or What was the event? (Provide a brief overview of the topic.)

2) What motivated the person or inspired the event?

3) Who or what did it / does it impact?


Take notes using Britannica Encyclopedia.


Rubel, David. "Presley, Elvis." Britannica. Britannica, 2011.

      Web. 13 Feb. 2011.


1.       RCA Records(Elvis’s music company)promoted him into a huge sensation

2.       appealed to teenagers of the 1960s, appearance and music

3.       swiveling his hips, received a lot of criticism for dancing this way

4.       “king” of rock n’ roll

5.       dead for over 30 years but many visit Graceland