Course Title: Library - Grades 9-12 Department: LibraryGrade Level: 9-12Time Per Day/Week: Not Applicable Length of Course: YearPrimary 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 BuilderUnits of Study:Unit 1: PRHS Library NavigationUnit 2: Digital CitizenshipUnt 3: Utilizing Primary SourcesUnit 4: Utilizing Specialized and Advanced DatabasesUnit 5: Multimedia Resources: Audio/VideoUnit 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.