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K-2 Subject Guide Template: [Strand 1]


Insert the "Best Bet" databases for this subject area.  Ensure that there are at least 3, but no more than 5 databases suggested.

The below databases are just examples.

VLC Bookmark

Logins for all VLC databases are found on the back of the VLC Bookmark.

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Top Picks

On each page insert a box at the top of the page entitled "top picks".  This box will provide access to the 'best' resources available for that strand of the curriculum; in total there shoul be 5-7 "top picks" provided.  These resources must include:

  • a visual item (an image or video) - this needs to be the first item at the top of the box
    • Note: if you have access to student work that pertains to this curriculum area, it can be used in a gallery box that appeas directly above the "top picks" box
    • Please ensure that the size of the video or image is no larger than approx. 600-700 (width) x 300-400 (height). 
  • links to authoritative websites
  • recommended terms to use in a Destiny search

You also have the option of including links to educational activities, documents to download, and other types of materials that may be of interest to users.

How do I select a "top pick" vs. a resource for "want to learn more"?

  • Top picks should include comprehensive resources, covering the greatest extent of the subject area
  • Top picks should include attractive resources that will peek the interest of users
  • Top picks should, overall, cover multiple formats - links to websites (text), audio/video, files to download, etc. 
  • Top picks are only instructional.  This means that they explain a topic to the user.  They do not include tools on how to do certain kinds of assignments (e.g. how to write an essay/speech/poem/book report, or citation machines, how to draw a map, etc.) 

Book Suggestions

Suggest 2-5 books that relate to this subject.  These can be either fiction or non-fiction, but they should be related.  Please insert a picture of book cover.  Also, prefix your title suggestions with a note to mention that students should look for these books in their school Learning Commons.  Ensure that students know if these books are not available in print their LCI can help them find either a print or ebook that will meet their interest.

Suggested Search Terms for Destiny:

  • [provide a short list of search terms that you recommend to students to find books & other resources in the subject area using Destiny]

K-Gr. 6: Ask Us/Demande Moi

K-Gr. 6: How do I find out about my topic?

K-Gr. 6: Games & Databases