Lesson Plans

Information Literacy Units:

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Whole School Programme: The information literacy skills taught at James Hargest are embedded into existing curriculum assessments.  Here is a document stating what is taught at each year level and the learning intentions

Information Literacy at James Hargest

Year 8 Information Literacy Unit Work is currently underway on a generic template for all Year 8 classes to use based on a trial of a Myths and Legends unit in Term 4 201o which will incorporate the following skills:

  • Using the Library Catalogue
  • Dot Jot Note taking
  • Variety of sources to gather information

Year 9 English Top Secret Dossier  This is a three week which every Year 9 class completes.  There are six lessons where the following skills are intentionally taught: 

  • Using print resources
  • Introducing and developing Dot Jot note-taking skills
  • Fact-gathering skills
  • Creating bibliographies
  • Evaluating research process

Teaching Order:  This is one page document given to every teacher involved in this unit outlines the order we collaboratively teach these skills.

Year 9 Science – Astronomy  This is a two week unit with specific teaching of the following skills: 

  • Decide on research topic
  • Practice Dot Jot note-taking skills
  • Develop one open research question
  • Use information from notes to create powerpoint to answer questions
  • Evaluate websites

 

Year 10 Social Studies – In Our Backyard  This is a three week unit which every Year 10 class completes.  There are four lessons where the following skills are intentionally taught:

  • Effective use of Search Engines – specifically Google and Sweet Search
  • Refresher on how to cite information used for a bibliography, note-taking using Dot Jot Note method, selecting quality resources for research
  • Using the Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre database

Year 10 Social Studies – Kiwi Innovators  This unit is the replacement unit for our In our Backyard Unit for 2012.  this unit is taught in Terms 2 & 3 to all 11 Year 10 classes. There are four lessons where students are taught the following skills, focussing on on-line research skills:

  • Evaluating websites
  • Using search engines effectively – both Google and Sweet Search
  • Using the Biography Resource Centre and Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Databases
  • Refreshing the use of Dot Jot Notes and specifically how to cite online resources

Teaching Order:  This is one page document given to every teacher involved in this unit outlines the order we collaboratively teach these skills.

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