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Lesson 5: Organizing information from different sources

teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/8
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.9 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/9
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/7
teaches Common Core State Standards W.4.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/4/8
teaches Common Core State Standards W.3.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/3/10
teaches Common Core State Standards W.4.9 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/4/9
teaches Common Core State Standards W.4.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/4/7
teaches Common Core State Standards W.3.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/3/8
teaches Common Core State Standards W.3.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/3/7
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/10
teaches Common Core State Standards W.4.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/4/10

Lesson 5: Organizing information from different sources

In this lesson, students will learn how to take notes from multiple sources in order to answer a research question, then summarize those notes in their own words.  It references items and research topics from the 5th-grade inquiry arc, What is the best way to promote change? Students will just be gathering material from multiple sources in this lesson, not citing sources. Citing sources is the focus of the next lesson.

Prepare in Advance:

  • Have your DC Public Library card number ready to access lesson materials throughout the lesson.

DC Content Power Standards:

  • 5.14.3 - Identify key leaders in the struggle to extend equal rights to all Americans through the decades (e.g., Mary McLeod Bethune, Ella Jo Baker, César Chávez, Frederick Douglass, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales, Charles Houston, Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Carlos Montes, Baker Motley, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Reies López Tijerina).
  • 5.14.4 - List and describe the steps toward desegregation (e.g., A. Philip Randolph’s proposed 1941 March on Washington, Jackie Robinson and baseball, Truman and the Armed Forces, Adam Clayton Powell and Congress, and the integration of public schools

C3 Framework Indicators and Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies:

  • D2.His.9.3-5. Summarize how different kinds of historical sources are used to explain events in the past.