Note to Teacher:
- The lessons plans can be found below under the respective Phase section.
- Materials for the lessons are located on various subpages.
Phase 1 (3-4 class periods): This unit teaches skills for locating answers within a text to questions using basic digital literacy skills (e.g., copy and paste); paraphrasing responses to avoid plagiarism; and citing sources where answers were found.
Phase 2 (4-7 class periods): This unit teaches the basic tenets of research, including how to take notes, convert those notes into an outline and compose an essay.
Phase 3: This unit reinforces and expands on citation procedures by showing students how to locate and cite copyright free images. It also teaches students how to: narrow the focus of their essay in order to delve more deeply into a single topic; map out a movie concept using main ideas; create an iMovie; and present their final product to a group of their peers while explaining their process and defending their product.