Monday, December 16, 2013

Ms. Muller~ Spanish Countries Brochure

Due Date:
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Objectives: To develop a knowledge and understanding about Latin American geography through the research and presentation of each, individual country.

Procedure: Create a brochure as specified below.

Front Cover must be colorful and represent the country in one way or another.
Information must be written in Spanish.
Information must be cited.

Where is the country located? What is the capital?
At least 7 statistics or “Fun Facts”
A moment/day of importance in their history.
One or two important figures (people).

Information Resources @ Destiny Library Services

  • Culturegrams (World Edition)

  • World Atlas & Culture Online
  • World Book Online> Student Version

Citation Resources

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The best of the year!

It's that time of the year when we start getting the best of in apps, books, music, etc. 
Here are some of the best of in Apps, Literature,

Top 10 Apps (School Library Journal Review)

Best Books of 2013 (Goodreads Choice Awards)

 Best Young Adult Fiction (NPR's Book List)

The best in music (NPR's All Songs Considered)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Database of the Month: SIRS Knowledge Source

Spotlight on SIRS Knowledge Source. 

This mega database includes the following: Researcher, Government Reporter, Renaissance and WebSelect

It contains full-text articles exploring controversial social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political, global and current events issues. Articles and graphics are selected from 1,500 domestic and international publications.
  • The database contains summaries, overviews, Powerpoint slideshows, updated links and special in-depth features [monthly spotlight, comprehensive coverage of terrorism and natural disasters, Pro/Con, Curriculum Pathfinders, World Almanac and Maps.] World Conflicts explores 10 protracted, unresolved conflicts through maps, unbiased news articles, primary sources, books, and opinion pieces.
  • SIRS® Issues Researcher covers the leading issues most studied and debated by students. 
  • SIRS Government Reporter includes historic and government documents, directories and almanacs. 
  • SIRS Renaissance provides current perspectives on the Arts & Humanities and SIRS 
  • WebSelect features editorially selected web sites that are vetted daily.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Sra.Gisela Muller-----Decades Presentaciones

LAS MODAS DE LAS DÉCADAS EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS de los años/50's/60's/70's/80's/90's Rubrica Todo Estará hecho en ACCIÓN EL PUNTO (Power Point)Usen libros, la Red y citación Buscan informes sobre:1. el estilo de vestirse 2. La música 3. Las modos de transporte (carros, etc.) 4. Tecnología 5. Estilos del cabello 6. Avances de médicina 7. Palabras de moda 8. Personas de moda 9. Personas importantes 10. Pasatiempos populares 11. Noticias importantes 12. ESCOJAN UN PAIS HISPANOHABLANTE Y COMPAREN Y CONTRASTEN LOS ELEMENTOS DEL 1-11  Recurso de la Biblioteca Sitio   

Due: October 17, 2013
Base de Datos
Virtual Reference Collection
ABC-CLIO American History
World Book Online

Academic Integrity
NoodleTools Citation System
Destiny Catalogo de los libros


Escoja un compañero con cual quiere trabajar.  Tenemos tres días en el salón 108 para hacer un busquejo.  Pongan toda la información en Acción de Punto para presentarsélo a su clase. No se olviden su citación en su proyecto.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hispanic Heritage Month~ Spanish 3~ Ms. Muller

Spanish Hispanic Heritage Project
Due date: October 9, 2013
Objectives: To develop a knowledge and understanding about the Hispanic Culture through the research of a Hispanic Hero.
Procedure: Create a power point presentation
1. Front cover must have picture of your hero.
2. Information must be written in Spanish.
3. Information must be cited.
1. Where were they born, what is their heritage if they were born in the US?
2. Short biography about them.
3. What was the political climate of their country?
4. What contributions did they provided for their community and/or the world.

Library Resources:

1. A book of your choice (Look on Destiny)
2. Virtual Reference Collection (Biography Reference Center, World Book Online, etc.)
Web Sites:

Monday, September 23, 2013

College Profile Guides~ New Editions

College visits have started.  Do you need information about a prospective college or university?
There are new editions of college/university profile guides in your school library.  Feel free to stop by and check one out.

  • Profiles of American Colleges- Northeast 2013
  • The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges- 2014
  • Scholarships, Grants and Prizes 2014

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Ward Melville High School Library!
The place for your information needs.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Riggio Current Events Project

Current Events Project

The examination of current events is an important component of World History. It is beneficial to study the past in order to gain background information to help understand the present, but it is also important to look at modern issues and conflicts. During this project, you will take an in-depth look at a current issue that you find interesting or meaningful. After you select a topic, you will track that subject and look for newspaper or magazine articles to analyze.

Choose a topic of personal interest. It must be of national or international importance and broad enough that you will be able to find up-to-date information. Some suggestions include (But are NOT limited to)…

- International Conflict such as the Israeli-Arab struggle, the aftermath of the war in Iraq, or the civil war in the Congo
- Global Issues such as AIDS or terrorism
- Medical Issues such as cloning, new cancer treatments, Stem Cell Research
- Environmental Issues such as global warming & the Kyoto Protocol. (Severe Weather such as the Cyclone in Myanmar)
- Human Rights Abuses and Genocide
-Military Dictatorships

Introduction: Explain why you selected your topic and discuss background information (1 page typed, ds)
Research: Find at least 5 relevant articles that are connected to your topic. You may find the online newspaper sites very useful (Yahoo World News gives great international coverage of important events). All articles must be dated.  Depending upon your topic, you may be able to find two different articles about the same event, but written from different points of view. For example, CNN might offer a different interpretation of a suicide bombing in Iraq than would Al Jazeera. You may wish to include a political cartoon.
Summary: Title each Summary with the title of your article.  Then, write a summary of each article incorporating “who (POV), what, where, when, and why and a paragraph that outlines your thoughts. I am very interested in reading your personal opinions. You may choose to make connections to other similar events or issues (1-2 pages typed, ds per article).

Bibliography:  You must create a bibliography with all proper citations for your articles.  Your Bibliography should be alphabetically ordered.  I do NOT want the articles!!

Conclusion: After you have completed your five articles, write your conclusion. This should include your final thoughts and reflections. Discuss whether or not you increased your knowledge on this topic or changed your original perceptions. You may wish to offer recommendations or suggestions if appropriate (1 page typed, ds)

 Mrs. Hatcher recommends the following resources located in the VRC:
  • Issues & Controversies
  • World News Digest (See Special Collection for Political Cartoons)
  • SIRS Researcher (includes World Conflicts)

Friday, April 12, 2013

April is Poetry Month- Spotlight on ProQuest Learning Database


In honor of National Poetry Month 

The spotlight is on the VRC's ProQuest Learning: Literature database

This online database features a poetry archive: 

"The Poets on Screen collection showcases contemporary poets reading selections of their own work and their favorite classic poems. These clips are the result of an ambitious five-year project funded by ProQuest and poets recorded now include Andrew Motion, Gillian Clarke, Simon Armitage, Margaret Atwood, and Benjamin Zephaniah.

Each Poets on Screen reading gives students the chance to see and hear one poet's interpretation of the work, prompting the discussion of what form alternative readings might take and how this reading has influenced their thoughts about the poem and other works they have studied." PQLL 2013


To search for Poets:

To access the site in your school's VRC, click on title above.  Go to Literature/Language Section


At the site you can search alphabetically by reader and author's surname as well as alphabetically by poem title. To play the video reading you are interested in, click the relevant link and choose the file format for your preferred media player from the page which opens.

See your school Librarian, if you have any questions. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mrs. Domino's Math for Spring Activity

Using the websites below or finding your own, your group shouldcreate a math activity that will tie into the themes of the month of March i.e. spring, St. Patrick’s Day, or lions and lambs. Please print and save any important material. This includes instructions, pictures or templates you need to make your activity. Remember this should be challenging for the students. Your math problems should have activities from 1-20. they should incorporate both addition and subtraction.

Here are some websites to use:

General March ideas:

St. Patricks Themes