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June Chandler and Selena Skipper
Cullman County Schools-Fairview High School/ Alabama Virtual Library
Using an example of an English assignment for students to research Ancient Rome, the student uses the History Reference Center to eventually limit his/her search to locate a book source. In addition, the student learns how to sign-in and add items to his/her folder.
Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Education, 21st Century Information Skills
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[IL] (0-12) 1: The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
[ELA] (10) 3: Read with literal and inferential comprehension a variety of informational and functional reading materials, including making inferences about effects when passage provides cause; inferring cause when passage provides effect; making inferences, decisions, and predictions from tables, charts, and other text features; and identifying the outcome or product of a set of directions.
[ELA] (10) 8: Write in a variety of genres for various audiences and occasions, both formal and informal, using an attention-getting opening and an effective conclusion.
[ELA] (10) 15: Use the research process to document and organize information to support a thesis on a literary or nonliterary topic.
[TC2] CA2 (9-12) 7: Utilize advanced features of database software, including merging data, sorting, filtering,
querying, and creating reports.
[TC2] CA2 (9-12) 11: Critique digital content for validity, accuracy, bias, currency, and relevance.
[ELA2010] (10) 1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. [RL.9-10.1]
[ELA2010] (10) 2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. [RL.9-10.2]
[ELA2010] (10) 22: Write informative or explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. [W.9-10.2]
[ELA2010] (10) 28: 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; and integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. [W.9-10.8]