Lesson 1: Citing Sources

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This lesson plan was prepared by the participants of the Library and Information Literacy Pilot Project, spearheaded by School Library Services


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. Copyright and Intellectual Property
  2. Different Sources of Information

Intelligences Addressed

  • Linguistic
  • Visual
  • Musical
  • Logical-Mathematical

Set Induction

Play music of a popular artist using two CDs; one original and one pirated. Question: Do you notice any differences in the packaging of the CDs? Now do you see any difference? How to identify original material.

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.

Description of Activity/Instructional Activities/Methodology:

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

Resources Included:

  • Equipment
  • All formats media
  • CDs
  • AV room/Library

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  • Written as a paper
  • Activity sheet