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Information on the Internet is exploding with each passing day. Just as we don't believe everything we hear on the radio, read in a newspaper, or see on T.V., we can't believe everything on the Internet. There are five basic criteria that you can use to evaluate Internet sites, which are very similar to the criteria used for evaluating other resources.

In this course, we will review these five characteristics - which will make us able to evaluate internet sources more effectively.

This course will review traditional and electronic reference resources for students.

Chatting and writing about literature.

  Life science is the study of living things.  Because Earth is the home to such a great variety of living things, the study of life science is rich and exciting.  Life science includes big ideas that help us to understand how all these living things interact with their environment.  The ideas that "All living things share common characteristics", " All living things share common needs", "Living things meet their needs through interactions with the environment", and "The types and numbers of living things change over time", are what we are going to be learning about.  We will be doing activities that offer a chance for you to investigate some aspects of life science on your own. smile

Using information from each group member, one student answers the question, "Why my Famous American is more important?" 

As a fifth grade student, you will be tested on your ability to analyze a collection of documents, tap their own knowledge and come up with reasoned answers to complex questions on multi-faceted topics.  The DBQ you will face on your fifth-grade social studies test is based on what you've learned from kindergarten through fourth grade. 

You will be working on "scaffolding" questions.  They are designed to help you build a foundation to respond to the document-based essay question that follows.

Read everything, and remember to always look back at your documents before you answer any questions.