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ERIC Number: EJ900967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-2166-160X
Cross Curriculum: Awakening and Building Prior Knowledge with Primary Sources: See, Think, Wonder
Fontichiaro, Kristin
School Library Monthly, v27 n1 p14-15 Sep-Oct 2010
The basics of this lesson can be used with students at different levels, helping them to identify what they already know and to build interest in and curiosity for the inquiry work to come. It also guides them to develop questions about things they are curious about and want to know before they begin the research process. In this activity, the teacher and school librarian meet to discuss an upcoming unit of study or research. They identify key ideas, themes, and questions that might arise in the unit. They then identify a primary source (an object, document, map, or image) that will be used to introduce the unit using the See, Think, Wonder method (Fontichiaro 2010). The focus of the activity is to elicit what students already know through a series of three scaffolded questions of increasing difficulty. Three versions of this activity, for various age groups, are described. Each uses the See, Think, Wonder method for discussion of primary sources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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