Standards Covered

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Social Studies

5.1.2   Examine accounts of early European explorations of North America, such as the Vikings' explorations and settlements in Greenland and North America, including accounts of interactions and conflicts between those early European explorers and Indians.
5.1.4   Trace the major land and water routes of European explorers of the Caribbean region and North America and examine their individual stories and reasons for exploration.
Through the use of some of the resources presented here, it would be possible to also cover the following standards:
5.3.1   Demonstrate that lines of latitude and longitude are measured in degrees of a circle, that places can be precisely located where these lines intersect, and that location can be stated in terms of degrees north or south of the equator and east or west of the prime meridian.
5.3.9   Interpret historical maps and create maps of the United States in different historical periods using map elements, such as title, legend, directional indicator, scale, and projection.

Language Arts

5.2.1   Use the features of informational texts, such as formats, graphics, diagrams, illustrations, charts, maps, and organization, to find information and support understanding.

Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning

Standard 3   The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.
Standard 5   The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature and other creative forms of expression of information.
Standard 6 &nbps; The student who is an independent learner is information literate and strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.
Standard 8   The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.

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Created by Jennifer Perry
Indiana University School of Library and Information Science
Begun May 18, 2006 and last updated June 1, 2006.