This unit walks students through the research process from pre-writing to publishing using cars as the topic, but it could be adapted for any basic research subject. The final project allows them to publish to the world creating an Adobe Express web page.Diagram of an Internal Combustion Piston Engine, By User:Wapcaplet - Own work, made with Blender, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=182044A modern assembly-line, By Marek Slusarczyk, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=116381370
This lesson plan introduces databases and the library catalog to students who are completing the Senior Capstone project.
Students actively research their individual topics for valid sources using CRAAP tool in the Media Lab or in the classroom equipped with a mobile lab. Students select "best" sources from both print and digital "pools" and complete a rhetorical précis on each source that will be used/cited in their research papers.
This is a 5 day unit about validating sources on the internet and social media. It is taught so that students understand and respect the obligations of using social media wisely before sharing and the importance of giving credit to creators through citing sources. It is a blended unit with a final project to be done in Apple's Keynote where students will show what they have learned in a slide show to other students in the class. They will be able to practice what they learn in class and become better at research, validating sources, and spotting fake news. Image citation - “Say Thanks to Pxhere - Free Images & Free Stock Photos - Pxhere.” Pxhere.com, https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1361501.
In conjunction with a language arts teacher, whose students are writing short stories, the teacher librarian will review important story elements using picture books.
Students will perform Google Searches, trying to answer Trivial Pursuit Questions. They will perform timed searches before learning search skills, and compare their search time after learning search skills. The skills they learn are Boolean: AND, OR, NOT and Quotation Marks.
Students will utilize UtahFutures.org as an introduction to databases and information collection, as well as gain an understanding of post high school options.
This is the second lesson in a series of two introducing the Gale Reference Library. Students will browse the Opposing Viewpoints in Context on Gale Reference Library. After choosing a debatable topic, students will read the overview to summarize the argument and identify opposing claims. Next, students will choose two resources (one representing each side of the debate) and evaluate the claim and argument for each resource.
Through watching several examples of commercials, campaign ads, TED talks, sports videos, instructional videos, and mini-documentaries, students will learn how to determine the audience, purpose, misconceptions, and level of influence various forms of media has.
Students will be given an introduction to the library layout and how to find books in the library catalog. They will understand strategies for choosing books for independent reading. Students will begin researching the various methods provided by teachers to present knowledge of a book at the end of the school year, why the selected it, and what other books they plan on reading next.