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Library Media Curriculum Secondary Library Media (6-12)
Lesson Plans

Strand 5:

Engaging with and extracting information.

Standard 2:

Extract relevant information that answers the information problem and meets task requirements.
  • Finding Materials in the Library
    Students are given a list of materials that exist in the library. They have a time limit to find the materials. Answer a question about each item on the list and return the paper to the teacher.
  • Gale Reference Introduction
    This is the first lesson in a series of two introducing the Gale Reference Library The library teacher will explain the rationale for using online databases. Students will explore the data base and answer questions on the handout.
  • Rules of the Game Print vs Digital
    Students are to compare the rules of the game between what is online and in print. Students will use the World Book Encyclopedia in Utah's Online Library and the print materials that the library has on sports.
  • Synthesizing Information with UtahFutures.org
    Students will utilize UtahFutures.org as an introduction to databases and information collection, as well as gain an understanding of post high school options.
  • Using Gale Reference to Analyze Opposing Claims
    This is the second lesson in a series of two introducing the Gale Reference Library. Students will browse the Opposing Viewpoints in Context on Gale Reference Library. After choosing a debatable topic, students will read the overview to summarize the argument and identify opposing claims. Next, students will choose two resources (one representing each side of the debate) and evaluate the claim and argument for each resource.


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