The library media program provides the foundation skills for students to become critical users of information, and readers for lifelong learning. Standards for the 21st-Century Learner published by the American Association of School Librarians provides the framework for instruction. Library media specialists collaborate with classroom teachers to integrate these skills aligned with state standards across the disciplines. Students are engaged in inquiry-based projects that focus on the information problem-solving process and critical thinking skills.
Grade 9-10 Priority Standards Summary
Library Media Curriculum
Standards for the 21st-Century Learner (AASL)
Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
1.1.5 Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context.
1.2.5 Demonstrate adaptability by changing the inquiry focus, questions, resources, or strategies when necessary to achieve success.
1.3.1 Respect copyright/ intellectual property rights of creators and producers.
Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
2.1.1 Continue an inquiry based research process by applying critical - thinking skills
2.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information.
2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.
Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members or our democratic society.
3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.
3.1.6 Use information and technology ethically and responsibly
Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
4.1.7 Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information.
4.2.4 Show an appreciation for literature by electing to read for pleasure and expressing an interest in various literary genres.