Lesson 1:Citing sources of information (Bibliography)

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This is a modified version of a lesson plan was originally prepared by the participants of the Library & Information Literacy Pilot Project, spearheaded by School Library Services, Trinidad & Tobago.


Form 2


Intellectual property issues

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Students will be able to:
  • Accurately cite sources from different media

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Students should have a basic idea about:
  1. Basic idea about copyright and intellectual property
  2. Different sources of information

Intelligences Addressed

  • Linguistic
  • Visual
  • Musical
  • Logical-Mathematical

Strategies/Questions to Guide Learning:

  1. Why do you need to know this information?
  2. Show different media and explain how copyright affects them all.
  3. How to locate the different pieces of information needed for bibliographies e.g. recording year, place, company, etc.

Instructional Focus/Content Sequenced

MLA format sequence of recording information.

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  • Resources in different formats (e.g. CDs)

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  1. Give students different media to compile bibliography. Prepare sample to present to class.
  2. Create activity sheet : e.g. fill in blanks.
  3. Compare and contrast different media.

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  • Verbal
  • Written as a paper
  • Activity sheet

Integration with

  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Computer studies
  • Social Studies


  • Important of citing information.
  • Know the difference between original work and copies. It involves money and jail.

Follow-up/Continuation Activities

Make bibliographies available in the library