Example: STEVE IRWIN
Focus Question 1
Who was Steve Irwin?
Write a biographical sketch of the person or a summary of the event.
"Born in Melbourne, Australia, on February 22, 1962, Steve Irwin grew up on a wildlife park owned by his parents and went on to become an animal enthusiast and TV personality, hosting the popular series Crocodile Hunter and appearing on major talk shows. Irwin's work spawned an array of merchandise tie-ins. He was killed by a stingray during a diving expedition on September 4, 2006, off the coast of Port Douglas in Queensland, Australia."
Read more of Steve Irwin's biography here: https://www.biography.com/people/steve-irwin-189158
A&E Television Networks (2018). Steve Irwin. Biography. Retrieved from https://www.biography.com/people/steve-irwin-189158
Focus Question 2
What were Steve Irwin's major achievements?
"Steve Irwin" + achievement OR accomplishments
Focus Question 3
How have Steve Irwin's ideas changed the way modern zoos and documentaries educate, inform and entertain?
"Steve Irwin" + legacy OR influence OR importance OR hero
Inspiration for people around the world - Steve Irwin Honoured with Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
Australia Zoo Hospital for injured animals - Irwin's Ark
Consider these questions when developing your research questions.
What? – the nature of things
Who/ what was it?
How was it achieved?
What did they do?How did people react?
What was the impact?
So What? – the significance of things
Extent to which it succeeded (or failed)?
Popular or not?Beneficiaries and losers?
Steve Irwin is interviewed by Andrew Denton on the television show Enough Rope.