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Additional Activity


1. When you have completed steps 1-7, visit at least two databases you might have your students use for an upcoming class assignment. For example, for their country reports they might use World Book Kids or Research in Context and if they are working on Michigan History they might use MeL Michigana or Michigana (Sabin Collection): Sources in U.S. History Online.

2.  List the databases you selected and write a few notes in your word processing document on how they could be used with students.

Accessibility Note: As you go through the databases note the read-aloud feature or the ability to download as an mp3 file for those who prefer to listen or have a reading disability. Some have a translation option for different languages. Watch for symbols as shown below and check them out.

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Next you are going to learn how to create citations for the articles you have read. Click here to go to Citation resources.




Addressing the ISTE Standards•T:

  1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity a,b;
  2. Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments a; 
  3. Model Digital Age Work and Learning a; 
  4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility b; 
  5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership c


  1. Generating & Testing Hypotheses;
  2. Cues, Questions, Advance Organizers;
  3. Homework and Practice;
  4. Identify Similarities & Differences