Mystery Class/Multiple Resources
As you know, in today's Information Age, it is very valuable and important
for students to learn that they must evaluate source credibility. In
discussing this with your students, it may be helpful to explain that
there may be a difference in the accuracy and completeness of a general
resource like an Encyclopedia as compared to a very specific source.
For instance, in researching about a University, an article on the
University in an Encyclopedia would be a good starting point, but information
from the official web site of the University would be a more specific
and more authoritative referenence.
Citrus Elementary School
Vero Beach, FL
We did a lot of science and social studies activities to help us understand
Mystery Class. We also learned how to use research tools. We used encyclopedias,
atlases, almanacs, dictionaries, and informational books. We also used helpful
CD-ROMs on our classroom computers, and we searched the internet in our computer
lab. We worked in groups of two or three. Sometimes Miss Bailey had to help
us, but most of the time we surprised her by finding the information we needed
on our own!
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