World War II Poster Project & Middle States Commision on Higher Education Information Literacy Standards

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World War II Poster Project Learning Outcomes as Mapped to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Information Literacy Standards. For more information, go to www.paperandpixels.org

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World War II Poster Project & Middle States Commision on Higher Education Information Literacy Standards

  1. 1. World War II Poster Project Learning Objectives Mapped to Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Phases in the Process of Teaching Information Literacy MSCHE Phase Selected Details of Phase Integration into WW2 Poster Project Phase 1: Preparing At beginning of class, provide a During Session 2, instructors Students for an clear presentation of: provide overview of project and - what students will learn in Information intended outcome. Literacy the course - how information literacy Experience relates to those learning goals Phase 2: Teaching Address basic principles of finding In-class exercise during Session 2 Students to Find and evaluating sources. Can be using personal response systems to and Evaluate addressed via formal lectures, discuss basics of finding and Sources discussion sections, library visits, evaluating sources. writing workshops, computer labs, or classroom management systems. Selected topics included: - Understanding citations - Finding materials in a university library - Inter-library loan - Phase 3: Teaching In class during Session 2, students Framing the research Students to begin to work in pairs to frame their question - Evaluate and individual research questions and Identify and access Understand strategies. information sources - Content Evaluate the information - Throughout project: Students work Use the information to identify, access, and evaluation affectively to accomplish a information sources. specific purpose. Phase 4: “Students gain critical insights about Students write papers to place Producing New information literacy through their posters within historical context, Information own production of information make connections between poster which is likely to be the result of and broader World War II some form of active learning experience, and draw connections opportunities.” between posters and current events. In class: students create a digital library with surrogate images of posters and data related to posters. World War II Poster Project David Del Testa, Ph.D. History www.paperandpixels.org Abby Clobridge, M.S. Library Science

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