• What is a good book for me?
• What are good ways to do research for various class projects (or my own interests)?
• How can I show that I know how to use a library?
*Student will know how to define the information task
*Students will know how to locate and access resources
*Students will know how to employ information seeking strategies
*Students will understand how to effectively use the information they gather
*Students will know how to synthesis the information they gather in the appropriate format
*Students will know how to evaluate the quality of their finished product as well as their own effort
*Determine the information problem to be solved
*Reformulate a complete statement of the task
*Pick out key words embedded in a question
*Ask a good question
*Understand and follow printed and/or oral directions
*Determine what sources are available
*Independently gather resources
*Determine if the source is usable
*Access appropriate information systems, including: online databases, union catalog, electronic multimedia
*Develop alternatives and to seek a variety of materials
*Determine which information is most/least important
*Recognize that information can be gathered from many sources, including investigation, observation, and human resources
*Use appropriate criteria for selecting sources
*Distinguish facts from opinion
*Accurately and completely summarize/ paraphrase the main idea from written and oral sources
*Read, listen, view, and touch carefully to acquire information.
*Organize information in clear, coherent presentations
*Present information in ways appropriate to the task
*Participate effectively in discussions and debates
*Produce personally designed products to communicate content
*Demonstrate a high degree of confidence in the quality of the product produced
*Assess the product for completeness, strengths, and weaknesses
*Develop criteria to determine the effectiveness of the process used to solve the problem
*Provide recommendations to improve results
*Determine the need for further information
*Informal observation and conversations with students.
*Rubrics in conjunction with classroom teachers
How do I choose poetry that I would like to read and emulate?
Through exposure to a wide variety of poetry resources (contempory to ancient, humor to pain, written by men and women, young people and older, many ethnicities and life experiences) students can begin to determine their own likes and dislikes.
An incredible diverse collection of poets from all over the world, ages, walks of life including: sexual orientation, mental health situations and survivors of war and abuse.
Does art always reflect dominant elements of culture -How is art represented by other Cultures? Who makes art and why? -Does life experiences, cultural origins, techniques and materials influence the creation of art?
-How does art reflect what a culture is? Do cultures always appreciate what artists say?
*Students reserch periods of art or an artists. They look at the artist's life, artists training, and how the world they lived in influences them. Students choose to create a work ir work in the style of their chosen artist. They must use appropriate materials, technology and design elements to realize their work.
*Students will create two works in the style of their artists or period art. They may create work in that is either like an original or just in the style of their chosen artist* They also create an art work for a cooperative mural that is both a design problem and another opportunity to work in the style of their chosen artist. The last assigned work is a self portrait that is is not representational but reflects elements and values of the students life. Students may do a series or create a self directed course of study.*Students are encouraged to problem solve and experiment with media to realize their ideas.
Work is looked through Peer critiques, *Class critiques, Individual critiques, self/assessments, Teacher narratives and Student/teacher conferences.
Current art periodicals, books, art cataloges and Web based sources that include; individual artists web sites, gallery and museum web sites.
Other source include visits to Artist shows, studios and Gallery and Art museums.
*Students are not limited to any time period, Ethnicity or culture. Presentations are made that reflect; diverse ehtinic, historcal as wellas
justaposed cultural periods and artists.
Students utilze technolgy, library resources, and utilize the materials and concepts to create presentations and project for other