Information Lifecycle Card Sort for Natural Diasters

Background:
Students will be working in groups on a research paper about the environmental health impact of a natural disaster (e.g. Hurricane Katrina, Love Canal, 9/11 attacks and first responders, etc.). They must use at least 3 peer-reviewed sources, but their paper must also address the who, what, when, where, and why of the event. They are also asked to address environmental justice and discuss the long-term environmental consequences of the event.

Learning Outcomes:

After the session, students will be able to:

  • Describe the information lifecycle around a natural disaster/event
  • Use advanced search strategies to find scholarly sources on a health problem/event

Information Lifecycle Card Sort Activity

Directions: In your group, analyze eight (8) sources about Hurricane Katrina and move the cards in a timeline to place them in chronological order.

Then, include guidance and hands-on practice for finding reference sources for background, government sources, and research article to meet students' information needs.

Attachments: 
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Public Health

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CC Attribution-NonCommercial License CC-BY-NC
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