PropagandaTry these two sites for evaluating the propaganda techniques and logic being used by your source.

Propaganda Critic

The Nizkor Project
Oregon Battle of the Books 9-12 gr.The following titles have been chosen for the 2012/2013 high school division of Battle of the Books:

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber Book Trailer

Copper Sun by Sharon Draper Book Trailer

Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock Book Trailer

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Dirty Little Secrets by C. J. Omololu

Every Day by David Levithan

Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriquez

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

Winterdance by Gary Paulsen

One Minute InstructionHow do and you tell the difference between a scholarly and a popular periodical? College research requires using scholarly resources, here is an explanation from the Vanderbilt University Library

How does a search engine work and how do you limit your searches to better information? Web Search Strategies

What is aBoolean search and how do you use it?

Do YOU know the definition of Boolean Logic? Don't worry, you're not alone. Here an excerpt from the Red Green show:Definition of Boolean Logic

Advanced Searching Slide Show

Annotated Bibliographies are a way to include additional notes in your bibliography about the author, the author's purpose, author's bias or objectivity, author's expertise and a personal evaluation of how helpful the resource was to you in writing your paper. Power Point Explanation

Annotated Bibliography Worksheet How literate are you when it comes to using information?

Voice memo to GarageBandHere is a QuickTime video on how to turn a voice memo, created on an iPod Nano, into a GarageBand project.Podcast: 20110415_fukasawl_Importin.m4a
Video Streaming

Learn 360 is accessed by entering the following:
Your username. . . e.g. fukasawl and e-mail password.

Teacher's Domain is a library of free digital media resources produced by public television, designed for classroom use and professional development. You will need to set up your own account.
Primary Library Rules

Primary Library Rules

*Be Safe*

Save outside behavior for recess


Use walking feet

Keep Hands and feet to yourself

[hands & feet]

*Be Respectful*

Use a quiet voice

Share books and materials


Be a good listener during story time

*Be Responsible*

Help pick up books and materials

[pick up]
All clip art in Discovery Education's Clip Art Gallery created
by Mark A. Hicks, illustrator.

Return your books on time

Take good care of your books

Books can take you on all sorts of adventures. Enjoy your library!

Cataloging ResourcesAccess Pennsylvania is a source of downloadable MARC records.
Access Pennsylvania

Sunlink cataloging information (not downloadable)

Sunlink Weed of the Month

Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents
Oral HistoriesOne source of information is obtained from interviewing a person. In order to do that you need to ask questions that will give you in-depth information, not just simple answers. Here are some sources that talk about asking good questions and how to interpret and use that information.

Oral Histories

The Biography Maker

Conducting an Interview

Note TakingWhen you find the information you are looking for, the next step is taking notes. This is an excellent system of gathering and synthesizing information when you are doing a research paper, and you can use these ideas when you are taking notes in your classes as well.

Cornell 3 column notes
Primary SourcesPrimary sources are letters, journals, diaries, photos or realia that have been recorded during an historical event or time period.

According to University of California Berkeley: "Primary sources enable the researcher to as close as possible to what actually happened during an historical event or time period. Primary sources were either created during the time period being studied, or were created at a later date by a participant in the events being studied and they reflect the individual viewpoint of a participant or observer."
University of California Berkeley

American Memories
Go to "Links" then "Internet Resources" then click on "U.S. History (Primary Source Collection)"
History Source Collection

American Photography: a century of images

National Archives