Community Heritage Project

Big6 Organizer


Big Six Assignment Organizer

Name: Teacher:

Fill out Big Six # 1-5 before you begin work on the assignment. Fill out #6 before you turn the assignment in to your teacher.

Big6 #1: Task Definition

 What am I supposed to do?







What information do I need in order to complete this assignment?


















Big6 #2: Information Seeking StrategiesBig6

What are the possible sources to find this information?




Which ones are best for me?



#3: Location and Access

Where will I find this information?


Where will I look in the resource to find the information?



Who will help me find the information?



Big6 #4: Use of Information

 How will I record the information?

____ take notes on cards

_____ take notes on notebook paper

_____ take notes using a data chart

_____ take notes on note sheets

_____ other

 How will I credit my sources?

_____ write citation on note cards

_____ write citation on note sheets

Big6 #5: Synthesis

What product or performance will I make to finish my assignment?



How will I give credit to my sources in my final product?

_____ include a written bibliography

_____ verbally tell which sources I use

_____ other

Big6 #6: Evaluation

 How will I know that I have done my best ( all must be checked before assignment is turned in)

_____My final product is what I was supposed to do in #1.

_____Information found in #4 matches information needed in #1.

_____I gave credit to my sources in MLA or APA format.

_____My work is neat.

_____My work is complete and includes my name and the date.

Copyright Eisenberg/Berkowitz, 1990.

Copyright Organizer Barbara A. Jansen, 1995

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Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): Pam Birkeland e-mail:
School: Golden Triangle Curriculum Cooperative, Shelby, MT
Created: March 29, 1999