History Reference Center Database Research Project: Ancient Rome  

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Multimedia Details Title: History Reference Center Database Research Project: Ancient Rome  
Creator: June Chandler and Selena Skipper
Submitted By: June Chandler, Fairview High School, Cullman County

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.

Length: 5.47
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 (K-12)
1. The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
  • Recognizes the need for information.
  • Recognizes that accurate and comprehensive information is the basis for intelligent decision making.
  • Formulates questions based on information needs.
  • Identifies a variety of potential sources of information.
  • Develops and uses successful strategies for locating information.
  • TC2 (9-12) Computer Applications
    7. Utilize advanced features of database software, including merging data, sorting, filtering, querying, and creating reports.
    TC2 (9-12) Computer Applications
    11. Critique digital content for validity, accuracy, bias, currency, and relevance.
    ELA2015 (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]
    ELA2015 (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]
    ELA2015 (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]
    a. Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. [W.9-10.2a]
    b. Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic. [W.9-10.2b]
    c. Use appropriate and varied transitions to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts. [W.9-10.2c]
    d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic. [W.9-10.2d]
    e. Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing. [W.9-10.2e]
    f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic). [W.9-10.2f]
    ELA2015 (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]