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Information literacy standards addressed:

Standard 2:  The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently.


Standard 6: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.

(AASL. (1998). Information Power, Chicago: ALA)

The following are concepts and skills which students should know before taking on this lesson:

  • An understanding that a database contains articles (reliability of source)
  • An understanding of how to use a database, in particular the Searchasaurus database
  • How to print an article, etc.
  • An understanding of the difference between fact and opinion
  • An understanding of the concept of citing sources



Johnson, D.A.  Communities around the world: Indigenous people. (2001, July 7). Retrieved March 23, 2006, from


Kizlik, B. Lesson planning, lesson plan formats, and lesson plan ideas. (2009, January 31).  Retrieved March 20, 2006, from


Insect Sounds.  Retrieved March 22, 2006 from


buiLDer tool, accessed at S.O.S. for Information Literacy, at

Searchasaurus database, provided to local schools by Madison-Oneida School Library System Electronic Resources

Clip art, from Microsoft,





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