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Lesson 8: How can I use DCPL's research databases?

teaches Common Core State Standards RI.11-12.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/11-12/7
teaches Common Core State Standards W.11-12.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/11-12/8

Lesson 8: How can I use DCPL's research databases?

This lesson explains how to navigate the resources in DCPL's research databases. It references items and research topics from the 12-grade cornerstone project, When should people fight for change? 

Prepare in Advance:

Ensure that technology is in place for individual research. Each student will also need a pair of headphones. Both the teacher and students will also need a DCPL library card number to login to databases.

If a student does not have a library card, he/she can apply here.

DC Content Power Standards:

  • 12.DC.10.2: Describe disturbances resulting from racial tensions.
  • 12.DC.10.3: Explain how African American leaders resisted discrimination.

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

  • D2.His.1.9-12: Evaluate how historical events and developments were shaped by unique circumstances of time and place as well as broader historical contexts. 
  • D2.His.14.9-12: Analyze multiple and complex causes and effects in the past.