6th Grade Research and Inquiry Resources
• Students will use the Internet to do research and inquiry on mentors.
• Students will read about adult• child mentoring.
• Students will write letters nominating mentors in their lives for a "Mentor of the Year" contest.
This page was created by MENTOR, an organization founded in 1990. The site features various information about becoming a mentor.
• Teachers can be mentors too. Have students review what a mentor does on the Web page. Ask students to interview other students as well as teachers in order to learn more information about teachers they have had who have made a difference in their lives. Have students make a Teacher Hall of Fame for your school to show others how teachers have acted as mentors.
• Have students connect to http://www.ncjrs.org/html/youthbulletin/9907• 4/contents.html. Then ask them to:
select and read What Is Peer Mentoring? In their own words, have students tell the class what a peer mentoring program is and why it is useful.
explore the site. Direct them towards What Does It Take To Start a Mentoring Program? Ask students to write a letter to their principal explaining why they think a peer mentoring program would be useful for their school. Students can refer to information on the Web site in their letter.
read the information on peer mentoring, then draft a comprehensive plan to develop a peer mentoring program in your school or community. Make sure students think about such aspects as recruiting mentors, rules, challenges, and rewards.