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Community Building and Social- Emotional Health Workshop
Community Building Workshop
Feel free to download the presentation below.
The lessons below are examples of collaborative lessons between Ms. Hollis and various teachers. Teachers- If you would like to collaborate on a lesson, just let me know!
Here is a sign up form for 2020-2021: Help Me, Hollis!
 
Any questions? Email me: vlh4154@lausd.net 
 
Source Credibility Lesson
This lesson was created for virtual learning and done in August, 2020 for the 9th Grade Summer Bridge Class. Find the lesson plan here
 

Background: Historically, teachers and librarians often use checklist methods like CRAAP and RADCAB to teach source credibility, but more and more, the reliability of these methods has come into question (Caulfield, 2018; Timsit, 2019; Warner, 2017). A much more accurate method that is quicker and builds a deeper and more long-lasting habit is called SIFT (or previously, The Four Moves) (Caulfield, 2019). The Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) has created a similar method called Lateral Reading.  Common Sense Media also uses the concept of lateral reading, rather than a checklist. These methods are helpful in creating the habit of fact-checking and developing the ability to discern if a source or a claim is credible. The lesson plan below is an amalgamation of the SIFT method minicourse and SHEG’s Lateral Reading Curriculum with a few ideas thrown in from Common Sense Media’s Hoaxes and Fakes Lesson, as well as a few ideas of my own. 

Orientation to the Library Lesson
This is an overview of the library- rules, the Dewey Decimal system, how to check out books and how to search the catalog to find books you want. After the presentation, students conduct a Scavenger Hunt to practice using what they learned. 
Required materials: 1 computer per student or per pair
Required time: One 50-minute period or a portion of 1 block period if you want students to check out books too. In a block period, they would have time to do other work, as well.
Best location: Library
Credibility of Sources Lesson
This was created in collaboration with Mr. Warren (Health Teacher) and Ms. Setiarto (English Teacher). Both teachers had me come into their classes to teach the lesson during the week of September 9-13, 2019.  
Please reach out if you would like me to do this lesson or something similar for your students! 
Required materials: 1 computer per student or per pair, projector, speakers
Required time: 1 block period
Best location for lesson: Your classroom because students need laptops, since it's a Pear Deck (but we can make it work in the library too).
 
 
How to Search lesson
This lesson helps teach students how to search the LAUSD Databases (particularly Gale and EBSCO) using Boolean operators. It has been used in Ms. Setiarto's 12th Grade English classes and Dr. Flores' 10th Grade Biotechnology Classes. If you are requiring students to use Academic Journal Articles and/or the LAUSD Databases, let me know and I would be happy to come help you!
Required materials: 1 computer per student or per pair
Required time: 1 block period (30 minute presentation, then the rest of the time, students will research)
Best location for lesson: Your classroom or the Library
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