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Examining Internet Resources Using accurate and credible sources is one of the ELA standards being addressed in this project. This lesson presents the students with some things to look for when deciding about the usefulness of a particular website. Essential questions for this lesson: How can I tell if this is a good website to use for my research? When was the website last updated? Who is the author? 27 weeks 6 days ago
Plants and Trees and Leaves, Oh My! Seventh grade Life Science students conduct an investigation in which they identify plants, document research on those plants, compile information from various resources, and communicate their findings to their class. Essential questions to focus on are: What helps me to identify this plant? What essential details do I need to collect about this plant? To which of the four major phyla does the plant belong? What adaptations does this plant use for survival? 17 weeks 3 days ago
Use and Evaluation of Online Resources During this lesson the students explore specific research sites with the intent of acquiring the ability to critique a research site for its worthiness as a valid research tool for their purposes, concentrating on accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context. They will also master navigation of each site while adding to their search skills. 2 years 14 weeks ago
Finding Your Way Using QR Codes While designed to be an introduction to the library resources for new students, it is also a review of prior instruction, such as using an index and table of contents, finding various types of books in the library, using online databases, and finding books using the computer catalog. English content: Use of resources. EQ: How can I efficiently use the resources in the library to find the information I need for my assignment? 2 years 20 weeks ago
Rock Star Road Trip Just what is there to do and see in this country anyway? We don't often ask students what their interests are. Through personal choice in music, this activity encourages students to visit other cities, apply real-world tools, and discover just what there is to do in other places. May be conducted collaboratively with music (genre), social studies (geography), and Math (economics)or may be taught in isolation. 3 years 10 weeks ago
Read for the Record To celebrate Jumpstart’s Read for the Record event, our library developed a lesson plan for elementary students to be presented by librarians and high school volunteers. Before reading the book Otis, ask students to share their answer to the essential question: If you play with someone who does not think you are friendly, strong, or smart, how do you feel? What does it mean to cooperate? What do onomatopoeia, alliteration, and personification mean? 34 weeks 4 days ago
ELA Research Paper Introduction During this lesson on writing the research paper, students will be able to answer the following questions: What are the steps of writing a research paper? What sources are available through the school library media center and state library? How does one evaluate sources? This lesson was collaboratively taught by Molly Perry and Dawn Coughlin. 2 years 16 weeks ago
Dawn Coughlin
Researching Inventors with Online Databases Students will have the opportunity to research an inventor they are interested in and find the best sources for information. What did your chosen inventor invent and how does that invention impact your life? What Electronic Resources are available for your research? How do you use available electronic resources to research a topic most effectively? What is the best electronic resource for you to use? 16 weeks 2 hours ago
Asking research questions What makes a good research question? We will be exploring the difference between fact-based questions or "closed" questions and questions that require making inferences and synthesizing information or "open" questions. We will discuss why open questions make better research questions. 3 years 7 weeks ago
It's Debatable Eighth graders will be able to articulate connections between selected historical and current issues. Students will be able to explain at least two sides of an issue. This lesson is designed to help students answer two essential questions. Is history relevant to modern issues? Do issues have clear wrongs and rights? 3 years 10 weeks ago