My 9th Grade Honors ELA class is about to being the research process. I would like to limit the students' choice of research topics to those that are more academic in nature so that we can make use of the scholarly databases like EBSCOHost. As of now, I am leaning toward allowing students to choose a specific topic within the broad topics below:
Medical Diseases or Disorders
Real life Heroes
Does anyone have thoughts or ideas about these broad topics or other possible broad topics? The class contains 30 students, and I want each student to have a different narrow topic (i.e., no duplicate papers on diabetes).