Friday, April 22, 2016

AP Study Guides Available

We have AP study guides available in the library.   Print copies are located near the front desk right next to the textbooks.

Available Titles:  Print & *eBook format:
  • *Barron's AP English Literature
  • *Barron's AP English Language and Composition
  • *Barron's U.S. Government and Politics
  • *AP Calculus
  • *AP Computer Science A
  • Barron's AP Physics C
  • AP Calculus AB & BC
and catalog for additional titles

Use your student computer username and password for eBook access/checkouts.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mrs. Porter ~ The Great Gatsby and the Roaring '20s Research

The Great Gatsby Research Paper and Gallery Display Project

   The purpose of the research is for you to put together necessary and important information that will add to the reading and understanding of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
 You will be researching your topics using books, databases, and the internet.  

eBooks Available:  Log in using school username & password. 
  • The Roaring Twenties: discover the era of Prohibition, flappers and Jazz (unlimited copies unavailable)
  •  The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression 
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • Fashion in the Time of the Great Gatsby
  • Understanding Women's Rights
  • The Feminist Movement 
  • Women at War: the Progressive Era, WWI and Women's Suffrage
and more catalog for additional titles

  • U.S.A Twenties 
  • Anything goes: a biography of the roaring twenties by Lucy Moore
  • The Roaring Twenties: 1920 to 1929 by Rodney Carlisle
  • Roaring '20s Fashions: deco by Susan Langley
  • Flappers: Six women of a dangerous generation by Judith Mackrell
  • Flappers and the new American woman: perceptions of women 1918 to 1920
  • Bootleg: murder, moonshine and the lawless years of prohibition
  • Last Call: the rise and fall of prohibition by Daniel Okrent
  • The Harlem Renaissance (several titles available) 
    and more.....................Search catalog for additional titles

  •  History Study Center 
  • Sirs Decades (See 1920's)
  • Issues & Controversies in American History
  • ABC-CLIO American History 
  • Biography Reference Center

See Dr. Hatcher in the library if you need assistance with any of our resources. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mr. Sterne~ The Cold War~ Global Studies Project


Our Information Specialist will direct you in the use of the following resources:
eBooks, databases, and citation tools (ex: Noodletools).

Recommended Information Resources

                                             VRC (Databases)
ABC-CLIO American History; World History/Modern Era
Issues and Controversies in American History
Proquest Historical Newspapers (Graphical)
SIRS Decades
History Study Center

The Cold War by John Ziff
The Vietnam War by Earle Rice

Each group will create a display in the form of a graphic organizer. Graphic organizers can be timelines, flow charts, graphs, concept maps, etc. The display must include several pictures, charts, maps, and/or graphs for visual description. The displays will be used oral presentation. All group members must take part in the creation and presentation of the given subject. Excessive absence and/or absence during the oral presentation will result in the expectation of a written assignment. Please let your group’s members know if you will be absent during this time and make alternate plans to get your work to them. Members will be graded individually. 

 See your handout for your group assignment topic