Grade 3 students are inquiring into water as a finite resource, and finding current information has become important to understanding what’s happening in Dar es Salaam and the world.
Classes came to the library last week to think about what it means for newspaper and magazine articles to be current and to look at online resources for news.
They used links from the IST Destiny homepage.
Once students found an article they were interested in, they were asked to find the date and bring it back to the whole group.
Together again, we could talk about whether or not the pages had dates. We looked at varied formats for the dates we found.
Some pages weren’t dated at all – and Grade 3 students realized that thinking about when an article was published is part of assessing whether or not it’s a good source for news.