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ERIC Number: EJ825514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Making Information Visual: Seventh Grade Art Information and Visual Literacy
Shoemaker, Joel; Schau, Elizabeth; Ayers, Rachael
Knowledge Quest, v36 n3 p28-32 Jan-Feb 2008
Seventh grade students entering South East Junior High in Iowa City come from eight elementary feeder schools, as well as from schools around the world. Their information literacy skills and knowledge of reference sources vary, but since all seventh graders and new eighth graders are required to take one trimester of Visual Studies, all entering students are taught basic reference tools. In this article, the authors describe how they collaborated to develop a lesson for Visual Studies classes. This project has helped their students develop their information literacy skills such as the ability to search for a basic reference source, develop a research plan, and to extract relevant information for a need. The authors applied visual literacy lessons to incorporate text and images into a creative visual product. Students were able to see that library research has practical uses beyond traditional products such as essays.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa