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Course Title: High School Information Literacy

 

Course Description:
 
Teacher librarians within the high school use flexible scheduling to work collaboratively and cooperatively with all departments.  Information literacy and technolgy are integrated in all aspects of teaching and learning.  Students are able to comprehend the impact of technology, research and information literacy on their daily lives as it changes and grows.
 
Enduring Understandings:
  • Students will develop an enduring understanding that knowledge is gained by seeking information from diverse sources, contexts, disciplines and cultures.

 

  • Students will develop an enduring understanding that informed decisions are derived by critically evaluating information.

 

  • Students will develop an enduring understanding that information is used accurately, creatively, and ethically to share knowledge and to participate productively as members of our democratic society.

 

  • Student will develop an enduring understanding that the appreciation of literature and other creative expressions lead to aesthetic growth and the develpment of personal interests.

 

  • Students will develop an enduring understanding that libraries provide equitable access to information and resources that encourage independent, life-long users and producers of ideas.


Essential Questions:

  1. What types of sources should be used when seeking information?
  2. What steps should be taken in order to make an informed decision?
  3. What features of a source should be evaluated when determining its appropriateness?
  4. How can others' work be used in conjunction with your own?
  5. How can reading affect our everyday life?
  6. What steps should be taken to ensure your safety in an online environment?
  7. How does a library enhance our democratic ideals?
Course Units / Topics of Study: 
 
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