Sunday, January 29, 2017

Resources for 2nd and 3rd Grade Parent Coffee

I am looking forward to being part of tomorrow's coffee and will be sharing out quality resources to help support home research efforts!

2nd Grade Biography Links
Check out this site from the Academy of Achievement for a broad range of current leaders in various fields.

I love this playful website from the Library of Congress which provides age appropriate biographical information about American Heroes.  It features many primary sources including music, photographs, letters and manuscripts and always includes the source and citations.


The American Library Association has compiled all sorts of links to quality websites for children featuring history and biography.

OES Databases
Please refer the login list for the passwords for off-campus access-extras are available in the library.
Our World Book on-line also offers biographies and is really easy to search.
Gale Biography in Context provides comprehensive biographies.  From the site-”Biography In Context offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information.”

3rd Grade Research Links
The Oregon Historical Society offers the Oregon History Project, an online resource for exploring the history of Oregon using the perspectives of those who helped discover and shape it. Students can visit the learning center for project ideas and suggestions for making the most of the site, or view the collection of historical records. Of special interest are the historic viewers, which show changing views of the Portland landscape, the Oregon boundaries, Celilo Falls, and Indian lands in Oregon.


This web site is the homepage of the Oregon Historical Society, which is located in Portland, Oregon. The site has many interesting features including upcoming exhibit demonstrations and workshops. The page on exhibits features parts of all the ongoing exhibits, which include Native American attire, photographs, maps, and oral history. A page titled City Views highlights the history of Portland natives.


The Oregon Encyclopedia is also offered by the Oregon Historical Society and is a great resource for Oregon History particularly around the Japanese Internment. This month’s feature is the history of activism in Oregon.


You are always able to search our LS Library collection for print materials or ask us for help!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Caldecott, Newbery and Coretta Scott King Awards Are Announced!

2016 was an amazing year for publishing and the awards announced today confirm this.  I am proud to say almost all the winners were already part of our great library collection here in the Lower School.  Check out the list of winners here.
And here is the NYT take on this year's selections.