This lesson introduces young students to the encyclopedia reference tool. In the lesson students will find out what an encyclopedia is used for and how information in the encyclopedia is organized.
The lesson includes encyclopedia photographs and one short video, modeling how to look up a topic in the encyclopedia.
At the end of the lesson you will also find a link to an online encyclopedia to view/discuss with students.
At the end of the lesson, students will look at different statements and decide whether or not the information could be found in an encyclopedia or not. This could be done whole group, small group, or independently.