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Analyzing Informational Text

Analyzing Informational Text

In this lesson students use the Informational Text Analysis Tool to deconstruct ... (more)

In this lesson students use the Informational Text Analysis Tool to deconstruct the essential elements of informational text. Informational text is more important to teachers than ever before, especially with the rise of the new Core standards. The Library of Congress is an excellent resource for finding and using texts to build students' reading skills.Through a diverse array of classic and contemporary literature as well as challenging informational and primary source texts, students build knowledge, gain insights, explore possibilities, and broaden their perspective. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Utah Education Network
Provider:
Utah Education Network
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Primary Source Exemplar Template

Primary Source Exemplar Template

This is a blank template which provides users with the basic formatting ... (more)

This is a blank template which provides users with the basic formatting to begin building Primary Source based lessons and units. Open this resource and choose "Remix this resource" to begin. Examples of completed exemplars have been added within the Table of Contents, under "Resource Sets" (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Primary Source Project Exemplars
Author:
Michelle Brennan
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Written Document Analysis Worksheet

Written Document Analysis Worksheet

The following document analysis worksheet was designed and developed by the Education ... (more)

The following document analysis worksheet was designed and developed by the Education Staff of the National Archives and Records Administration. You may find this worksheet useful as you introduce students to written documents. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Primary Source
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Teaching With Documents
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
No Strings Attached
Information literacy: not just for students

Information literacy: not just for students

Good Internet research skills are important for teachers, too. This article provides ... (more)

Good Internet research skills are important for teachers, too. This article provides an introduction to "information literacy" concepts and a list of references for teachers and media specialists. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Diane Kester
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Information Literacy in the Wild

Information Literacy in the Wild

In this text, you will see information literacy examined from the perspective ... (more)

In this text, you will see information literacy examined from the perspective of students in the School of Education and the School of Information at the University of Michigan. The diversity of these perspectives contribute to new understandings and realizations as their divergent backgrounds, experiences, aspirations, and influences, both in libraries and 'in the wild', are examined in common. Their findings lend a fresh perspective to the existing body of literature on information literacy. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
University of Michigan
Provider:
University of Michigan Library
Author:
Individual Authors
Personal Stories and Primary Sources: Conversations with Elders

Personal Stories and Primary Sources: Conversations with Elders

Learning history from real people involved in real events brings life to ... (more)

Learning history from real people involved in real events brings life to history. The Grandparent/Elder Project provides a means to learn about the twentieth century from real people and primary sources. A 1913 New York Times newspaper provides a view of the world on the brink of a World War. An interview with a grandparent or significant elder provides a human face for life in the twentieth century. Through researching primary and secondary sources, students become conversant with significant aspects of twentieth century history. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LOC Teachers
Provider:
Library of Congress
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Primary Sources: Workshops in American History

Primary Sources: Workshops in American History

In this workshop, 12 high school history teachers explore the use of ... (more)

In this workshop, 12 high school history teachers explore the use of primary-source documents in the research and interpretation of American history. The programs feature informal lectures by prominent historians on pivotal events from the settlement of Jamestown to the Korean conflict and the Cold War. The teachers are led in discussions, debates, interviews, and role-playing as they investigate the original documents that transmit the voices of America's past. Teachers will find that the activities in this workshop can be adapted and used in their own classrooms. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
Annenberg Learner
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
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Key Skill Assessment Unit: Information Literacy

Key Skill Assessment Unit: Information Literacy

As the volume of information grows in databases, libraries and on the ... (more)

As the volume of information grows in databases, libraries and on the Internet, information literacy skills are key to being able to find and manage information effectively in a complex society. Information literacy is about recognizing when information is needed, and locating, critically evaluating, using and presenting the information to suit a specific purpose. These skills are increasingly in demand by individuals and employers alike. In developing and assessing your information literacy skills, you will learn to use and adapt your skill confidently and effectively in different situations and contexts. This unit is designed to be studied for 1 hour per week over 50 weeks. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
The Open University
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Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers

Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers

This Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers is an important resource ... (more)

This Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers is an important resource for Member States in their continuing work towards achieving the objectives of the Grünwald Declaration (1982), the Alexandria Declaration (2005) and the UNESCO Paris Agenda (2007) – all related to MIL.This publication is divided into two parts. Part 1 provides the MIL Curriculum and Competency Framework, which gives an overview of the curriculum rationale, design and main themes. It is complementary to the UNESCO ICTs Competency Framework for Teachers (2008). Part 2 includes the detailed Core and Non-Core Modules of the curriculum. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
United Nations
Provider:
UNESCO
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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