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ERIC Number: ED480322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-8
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Cyberspace Explorer: Getting To Know Christopher Columbus.
Woolley, Jill
This lesson supports third- through fifth-grade students' exploration of multiple online sources to gather information about the life of a well-known explorer, Christopher Columbus. During the two 50- to 60-minute sessions, students will: use prewriting (a K-W-L chart) to prepare for research; use prior knowledge to extend the depth of inquiry; collect and organize historical information; create a time line representing historical facts and events; learn how to import Internet photographs and credit the source; and write an informational summary report using a word processing program. The instructional plan, lists of web resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A list of eight links to web sites about Columbus; step-by-step instructions for creating a word processing document; and a guided scavenger hunt worksheet are attached. (RS)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.