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UVM Secondary Ed Students to Use CDI Collections in Burlington High School History Classes

Published: February 03, 2010 by Robin M. Katz

Today, Library Assistant Professor Robin M. Katz visited Dr. Barri Tinkler's course EDSC 225: Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools.

This UVM service-learning course will collaborate with the CDI to create "webquests" for Burlington High School history classes. A webquest is a web-based inquiry activity that allows students to pursue answers to essential questions through the investigation of digital resources.

Professor Katz gave a brief lecture "Primary Source Learning Through Digital Libraries" which covered the unique challenges for K-12 primary source research (whether in person or online) and an overview of digital library development. See the Powerpoint

She then introduced the students to the CDI's site and gave a demonstration on discovery methods for CDI research. Students completed an in-class exercise designed to measure their ability to find and evaluate CDI materials which could be included in a webquest. See the exercise

Look back this Spring for the final products. All webquests will be available on the CDI website for public use.

To schedule an instruction session for your course, contact us at cdi@uvm.edu.