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Western Hills Middle School Library: Civil War

Project Description

Use the sources below and follow your teacher's directions to complete your assignment.

Web Resources

Subscription Databases

Search for your topic in one of these databases.  See Mrs. Flynn for passwords when required.

RIDE Cross Curricular Proficiencies

 

RIDE Cross Curricular Proficiencies:

Performance Indicators Relevant to this Assignment

  • Analyze the relevance, bias, and usefulness of information.
  • Use and adapt appropriate research tools, including but not limited to technology and digital media, to access information.
  • Compare and synthesize information from multiple sources and/or disciplines to draw conclusions or make claims.
  • Develop questions that can guide further learning.
  • Communicate understanding and interpretation of information
  • Demonstrate organized communication through varied modes (oral, written, visual and/or performance)
  • Practice responsible digital citizenship as a community member.

Standards

Rhode Island School Library Curriculum Standards 

Standard 1.1:  Information-fluent learners use an inquiry process to connect to prior experience and background knowledge, wonder and ask questions, investigate, construct new understanding, express learning, and reflect on the process and product of learning.

Standard 2.1:  Information-fluent learners use multimedia literacy skills and knowledge to deconstruct and learn from texts in multiple formats through comprehension, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation.

Standard 2.2:  Information-fluent learners present their learning and ideas by constructing messages using multiple, authentic formats appropriate for the purpose and audience. 

Standard 3.3:  Information-fluent learners demonstrate digital citizenship by maintaining ethical decision making and behavior and avoiding the spread of misinformation in the exchange and use of information.

Common Core Standards

CC.5.W.7 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

CC.3.W.8 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

CC.6.W.1.b Text Types and Purposes: Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible 
sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.