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Primary vs. Secondary Sources

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore the differences between primary and secondary resources with this plan. First, learners will categorize a list of resources into two groups: primary or secondary. Then, the teacher reads different examples and has learners guess...
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Digital Curation: Life and Times of Mark Twain

For Teachers 7th - 8th
By digitally organizing research, your class leaves a legacy for future learners on the life and times of Mark Twain. Before reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, scholars conduct group research projects on one of six (listed) topics....
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Examining World Cultures Through Folktales

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Folktales reveal volumes about a culture, so get your literary analysts perusing them for anthropological clues! Learners examine characteristics of a folktale before researching one particular culture to better understand their...
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Documenting Sources: An Introduction to Incorporating and Documenting Outside Sources in Your Writing

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Text heavy, the 16 slides in this presentation provide specific examples to introduce researchers to documenting outside sources in expository writing. A follow-up activity or worksheet would provide an opportunity for guided practice.
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Plagiarism

For Students 6th - 9th
Transform this short, bulleted list into a true or false questionnaire for your young researchers. Most kids aren't even sure if they're plagiarizing, so help them really understand what it means before assigning them a research...
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CCC: Credible sources, Creative Commons Images, and Citing Your Sources

For Teachers 6th - 8th
As part of a unit devoted to the study of autobiographies, this one-day library session focuses on developing research skills. Class members locate and properly cite a sketch of a Creative Commons image, as well as record the call...
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My Very Own Bibliography

For Students 4th - 7th
Introduce your learners to the bibliography page. After assigning some basic research, they alphabetize their three sources on the sheet provided. Then they use the website noted to input all of their information. It's one of those...
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Research Report Practice

For Students 5th - 8th
In this research report preparation worksheet, students explore how to narrow topics, find reliable sources, and take notes as they complete 7 exercises.
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Energy Conversions: Science and the Use of Energy

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners consider the concept of energy and its sources. They study how energy is converted for use and how it is managed and conserved.
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Primary Source? What is That?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Research history and human rights using primary sources. After defining primary and secondary sources, young researchers work in groups to study both types of sources. They define types of societies represented in The Diary of Anne Frank...
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Information Sources

For Students 5th - 6th
In this information sources worksheet, students write where they would look for information about 29 topics. Sources may be books, web sites or businesses.
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How to Identify Search Terms in An Index

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders utilize the index to determine if sources have information about particular topics, and how to find that information. They identify search terms that can be found in an index.
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Finding Resources: Organizing and Taking Notes

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders participate in researching different assigned topics from multiple different sources. This is done in order to strengthen skills to be applied to a wide variety of curricular subjects.
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An Early African Community: People of S.A.

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars research African communities. For this research lesson plan, students use the library tools to answer questions about communities in Africa.
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Finding Useful Sources

For Students 7th - 9th
In this finding useful sources instructional activity, students read about how to approach writing topics for their research. Students are given topic titles and they come up with new titles and a new direction for the research topics...
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Is It Valid?

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders determine the validity of a variety of resources. Areas to consider are publication date, coverage, language, point of view and primary and secondary sources. The instructional activity is helpful to begin developing...
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Introduction to Primary and Secondary Sources

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are introduced to primary and secondary sources. Using examples of each type of source, they work together to identify which are primary and which are secondary sources. They end the lesson by reviewing the...
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Searching Specialized Databases: The Invisible Web

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine the useful information to be found on the "invisible web." They find the best sources of relevant information.
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Electricity: A Friend, a Foe

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students study what electricity can do and what some of the associated dangers are.
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How Can You Decide Among Competing Responsibilities?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students study the characteristics of competing responsibilities. They read a article in which a person faces competing responsibilities and create a skit. Finally, they discuss how they would deal with the situation.
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Research Organizer

For Students 5th - 6th
In this research organizer worksheet, students fill out a chart in preparation for writing a report. Students list three questions and three sources along with the topic and title that will be used in the report.
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Japanese Princess

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are shown a picture of a princess. They are asked if they would like to live her life? Students are asked what or the advantages and disadvantages of being a princess. They are given a list of vocabulary that they are using...
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Media Center Orientation

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the media center. They locate, retrieve, and handle media and equipment. Students use a variety of sources to locate materials in the media center. They explore where and how to find materials in the media center.
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Who Thinks Like Me?

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders work in small groups in order to practice using research skills. The skills are strengthened as students become more proficient with the terminology and methods of conducting research.