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How to Use Wikipedia
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How to Use Wikipedia


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Grade Level Grades 9-12
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

This handout shows students how to use the references in wikipedia entries as a starting point for their own research. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8


Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
1 Reviews
Perfect description of how Wikipedia should be used. Very helpful.
Amber Rain Chandler
December 07, 2013