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Media and Research Skills Class Description


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Media and Research Skills Class for 6th and 7th Graders

Students will learn to:

  • Recognize the need for information
  • Know how to access information (in the library and online)
  • Understand how to evaluate information (especially important online!)
  • Know how to use information effectively 
  • Be able to communicate information & cite it properly


We'll learn how to navigate the DCWest website, use Alexandria (where all of our materials are catalogued), understand the Dewey Decimal System and the basics of doing research. Students will learn how to use various reference sources, including World Book online, eLibrary,  History Study Center, CultureGrams, and Learning Literature. Students will do a culminating Research Project, and learn to cite their sources.