I'm working with our 11th grade DP students on their extended essays, and we're about to start talking about resource gathering or curation. I really want to get them thinking about research differently: not just collecting a bunch of sources, but how it all fits together into a larger story of their own telling.
Basically, it talks about Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart as curators who use their findings to fit the story for their show that day: just think of Stewart's devastating ability at using video clips to utterly demolish politicians' talking points (which tell one story) and create a counter-narrative.
Bingo! What a relevant, topical, and pop-cultural way of showing them how good curation works! It beats me blathering abstractions at them for an hour!