•  9th-12th Grade Curriculum


    Library Course Title: Library - Grades 9-12  Department: Library
    Grade Level: 9-12   
    Time Per Day/Week: Not Applicable  Length of Course: Year 
    Primary Resources: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Reference and Periodical  Print collections; Ebook Collections: World Book Online Encyclopedia, Salem Press Online Reference Books, Infobase Learning eBooks; Online Databases - EBSCO Host, JSTOR, Gale Opposing Viewpoints, ABC-CLIO, Oxford (Grove) Music and Art, SIRS Issue Researcher; Computer resources - Website Validation Tools, Recommended OER and Web 2.0 tools, Online Computer Catalog through Follett’s Destiny Discoverer, Noodle Tools Citation Builder
    Units of Study: 
    Unit 1: PRHS Library Navigation
    Unit 2: Digital Citizenship
    Unt 3: Utilizing Primary Sources
    Unit 4: Utilizing Specialized and Advanced Databases
    Unit 5: Multimedia Resources: Audio/Video
    Unit 6: Research Processes: Seeking Diverse Perspectives, Selection & Evaluation of Resources and Source Citation

    Curriculum-Based Assessments: Digital Citizenship Assessment; Independent Reading Assessments for English Classes; Research Project Based Assessments for English, Social Studies, Science, World Languages, Art and other disciplines

    Standardized Assessments: The curriculum supports English Literature Keystones.

    Description of Course: 
    The high school library curriculum continues to build on the use and selection of print and electronic resources for research and independent reading selections. Learning activities are often in collaboration with the classroom teachers to support the content area curriculum. The library curriculum begins in collaboration with the ninth grade English classes with an introduction to library navigation, book selection, and digital citizenship units. Students will continue to build upon information and media literacy as they visit the library across disciplines to enhance research processes.