Project Overview

Student Learning Objectives

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Content Material

Assessment

Links to Course Competencies

Supplementary Resources

Recommendations for Integration

 

 

Real World Learning Objects: Language Arts

Discovering Clevelands History

Procedure

Time: Two class hours to review Primary resource materials and walk through the resources to be used to complete the assignment.

Materials: Access to the Internet and Microsoft Word. An email account is preferred and required if the assignment is used in a web based course.

Implementation: This RWLO can be used for a classroom based course, or as an assignment/learning module in a web based course.  

Steps for the instructor:
Step 1:
Introduce students to the concept of primary resources using the various websites as a basis for instruction:

·        “Library Research: Using Primary Resources” (From the UC Berkeley Library Teaching Guide) http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/new_primarysources.html

·        Research 101 - The Basics (University of Washington Information Literacy Learning 2001-2004) http://www.lib.washington.edu/uwill/research101/basic00.htm  

·        Research 101 - Info Cycles (University of Washington Information Literacy Learning 2001-2004) http://www.lib.washington.edu/uwill/research101/intro00.htm

·        Using Primary Sources on the Web (Instruction and Research Services Committee of the Reference and User Service Association History Section of the American Library Association) http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/History/RUSA/

 

Step 2:

·        Visit the Cleveland Memory Project http://www.clevelandmemory.org/ and demonstrate the various aspects of the site. Give the students an opportunity to explore the site. Demonstrate how to copy and paste an image into a Word document.

 

Step 3:

·        Visit the Neighborhood Link www.nhlink.net/neighborhoodtour/nt.php and demonstrate how to use the site. Give the students an opportunity to explore the site.

 

Step 4:

·        Go to the Digital Media Center http://dmc.ohiolink.edu/, click on DMC databases and find Sanborn Digital Maps. Demonstrate how to use the site and the how to copy a map to insert into a Word document.