Ms. Burton visited the library with her Period 1 students to check out books.
Mr. Candelas brought his English classes to do research on background information and vocabulary to build context for two classroom readings and his Journalism class to type an assignment.
Ms. Goodwin visited the library for students to check out books.
Ms. Powell brought her students to self-select a book from the Math section of the library collection so that students interact with the subject in multiple ways.
It is important to teach students that even though we use Google and Wikipedia for every information needs, these sources many times fall short when the research is for academic purposes. Students can access quality Internet resources if they get to them through theonline catalog. Every catalog search results in a list of books as well as a list of websites. These websites have been evaluated for content, so students know that the information they find is reliable and accurate. If students do not need to find print sources, they can go directly to WebPath Express to run an Internet search.
1. Use the search box to type your selected topic.
2. Get a list of book results.
3. Click on the "Websites" tab to be taken to a list of websites on your topic.
Community Outreach, Public Relations, and Displays:
Ms. Burton, Mr. Martinez, and Ms. Wiley have decided on activities to accompany the reading of Citizen. Ms. Burton and Ms. Wiley will have students write (prose or poetry) in response to any aspect of the book while Ms. Martinez will have students work on a visual product. We are discussing the possibility of having the works shared during an event in the library.
Library Practice students have started the culminating project for Unit 2. They will create an annotated Works Cited list on the topic they have chosen. Once done, the lists will be used as resource lists for MACHS students to access.
Our order arrived! Many of the titles have already been checked out, and the feedback has been great. This order contains two titles that are perfect for next month's celebration of Black History Month:
Lies We Tell Ourselves, by Robin Talley In 1959 Virginia, Linda Hairston, who has been taught all her life that the races should be kept "separate but equal," must work on a school project with Sarah Dunbar, one of the first African-American students at the all-white Jefferson High School.
The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. His death becomes a national headline, and protesters take to the streets in Khalil's name. The only person alive who knows what really happened is Starr. But what she does–or does not–say could upend her community.