Westbrook Public Schools

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Westbrook Public Schools High School Library-Media Curriculum Grade 9

Anticipated Length: 1 class

Library Orientation and History Research Project (Integration with Social Studies Curriculum)

Standards: State Standards: Standard 2: Students will understand and demonstrate a command of information skills and strategies to locate and effectively use print, non-print resources to solve problems and conduct research. Standard 3: Students will apply information from a variety of sources and formats using evaluative criteria to interpret, analyze, organize and synthesize both print and non-print material. Standard 4: Students use appropriate information and technology to create written, visual, oral and multimedia products to communicate ideas, information or conclusions to others. Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the responsible, legal and ethical use of information resources, computers and other technologies. Standard 7: Students will assess the effectiveness of their information and technology choices for problem solving and communication. National Standards (American Association of School Librarians): Standard #1Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge. Standard #2Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge. Standard #3Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society. Common Core Standards for History/Social Studies: Reading RH.9-10.9 Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources. Writing WHST.9-10.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. WHST.9-10.8 Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. WHST.9-10.9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.



Students will know/understand:  Librarian as a resource  Library as a resource  Printing in the library  Sections of the library o Fiction o Non-Fiction

Students will be able to:  Select printers for printing in the library  Locate sections of the library  Access the high school library website  Use the Destiny library catalog to locate print and non-print resources for use in history research paper 94

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o Reference o Biographies High School library website Destiny library catalog o Print o Non-print resources DatabaseIconn.org-World History in Context Additional Databases: o Discovering Collection o Biography Resource Center Citing Sources Link: Works cited: MLA Format Strategies for reliable sites o .org o .gov o .edu o not .com

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Essential Questions:      

Work independently in the Library Media Center Find print resources for history research paper Locate resources for history research paper on the Library Media Center website Use the Iconn.org database – World History in Context for use with history research papers Access and use the Discovering Collection database to locate articles/reference materials Access and use the Biography Resource Center database to locate articles/reference materials for history research paper Use Citing Sources Link for history research paper Utilize strategies to evaluate websites Utilize strategies for testing the validity of a .com site

Unit Questions: 

What are the learning skills and strategies that students need to successfully find information? How do students evaluate and use information resources? How do students use information and technology to express and communicate ideas? What are student responsibilities regarding the use of information and technology? How do students evaluate the process and the final product? Where do you go to find resources?

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How do you locate resources in the library for your history research project? If you are not in an educational setting, how could you access the school library catalog, Iconn.org, and citing sources links? How do you use the iconn.org database to find information for your history paper? How do you determine the validity of a website? How do you print in the library? How do you weed out sources to determine the best ones for your history paper?

21st Century Expectations for Student Learning Addressed: 

Working responsibly and productively in individual and collaborative environments

Possible Assessments:    

 Student Presentations  Entrance/exit slips  Group Projects

Research Paper Unit Tests Quizzes Others:

Benchmark Assessment: 

History Research Project – Rubric includes assessment of citing courses

Assessment Techniques:   

DBQ (Document Based Question) Rubric WHS Writing Rubric School-wide rubric for student expectation


Technology Integration:  

SMART Board Internet sites

Resources/Materials: 

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Internet Sites: o Westbrook High School Library Media Center Site which consists of the following:  Home Page: Destiny Library Catalog  Resources Link: Iconn.org. o Citing sources Link-MLA citing for research papers Videos/DVD (Multimedia): Speakers: Other:

Sample Lessons/Learning Activities:     

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Library overview (Orientation) Identify printing options for the library Identify strategies for determining reliable sources of information Collaboration with the History teacher before and after lesson Use SMART Board to present Library Media Center website and its components: o Library Catalog o Iconn database o Citing Sources links Identify myself as a resource for students as they work independently on their research project Provide suggestions and support to teachers and students


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