This quick activity is designed to teach students about search engines, keywords, and advanced search tools. It works as a first exposure to the focus concepts and as an activity for reinforcing skills that have already been introduced. A social studies theme is used to support core content while teaching media literacy skills. It is appropriate as a classroom or lab activity and can be completed on any device that connects to the Internet.
The packet includes the lesson plan and student files in both PDF and Microsoft Word versions (provided in MS Word to allow for editing/personalization).
Important Note: A modified form of this lesson is included with my full fifth grade curriculum packet.