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English12: Edwidge Danticat - The Farming of Bones  

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Identify the Problem & Ask Questions

How does Edwidge Danticat address issues of global importance in The Farming of Bones?

How do the findings of your research compare to the portrayal of an issue in the novel?

Analyze the topic's relevance or evolution in the text.

Evaluate the topic's impact on society.

    Search Strategies

    • Locate and search appropriate resources
    • Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
    • Think of synonyms
    • Use Boolean searching
    • Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
    • Be creative
    • Search for a variety of sources - print text, video, audio, still images, speeches, interviews, charts, graphs, research and case studies, and more!

    Some search terms to try:

    • dictatorship
    • Rafael Trujillo
    • genocide, "mass killings"
    • "Parsley Massacre"
    • 1931 hurricane
    • 3rd world, developing countries


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      Free Online Resources

      Take a moment to read the 'About Us' information.

      • Who is providing the information?
      • Where did the author find his/her facts, data, information?
      • What is the purpose of the site?
      • When was the site last updated?
      • What is the possible bias?


      Usernames and passwords for subscription databases and e-books are located under the Contents section of the Edline homepage.


      Print Resources: Destiny

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      Destiny Library Catalog

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      GVRL E-books

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      Student Resources in Context (Gale/Cengage)


      ProQuest Databases



      When you use someone else's words, work, thoughts, and/or ideas, you need to give the person credit. It doesn't matter whether you quote the person word-for-word or put it in your own words (paraphrase), you need to acknowledge where the words, work, thought, or idea originated. Otherwise, you are passing it off as your own.

      Be responsible.

      Be honest.

      Show integrity.


      • NoodleTools
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