Researching the States

Researching the States

In collaboration with fifth-grade teachers, Library Media Specialist Jennifer Olsen launched the Research Access program at Belmont.

Students first learned how to research on the WorldBook database during library class, and then began researching the states. Olsen then visited each fifth-grade classroom to provide research support as the students navigated the database to answer their research questions. An important lesson the students learned was that the legitimacy of accurate sources is paramount when conducting research.