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The Goldman Library



Mission Statement:  The Teacher Librarian collaborates with classroom teachers to teach students how to access, evaluate, and use information and integrate Information & Digital Literacy skills into all areas of learning.

Vision Statement:

  • California will lead the nation in student achievement because all educational leaders Support Strong School Libraries.
  • Students will be dynamic, critical, and ethical users of technology.
  • Students will be enthusiastic users of libraries & life‐long readers and learners.

California Model School Library Standards - What students should know and be able to do to succeed in school, higher education, and the workforce. Adopted September 16, 2010.

1. Students access information
The student will access information by applying knowledge of the organization of libraries, print materials, digital media, and other sources.
2.   Students evaluate information
The student will evaluate and analyze information to determine what is appropriate to address the scope of inquiry.
3.   Students use information
The student will organize, synthesize, create, and communicate information.
4.   Students integrate information literacy skills into all areas of learning
The student will independently pursue information to become a lifelong learner.

Last updated May 2018
  Mrs. Bernier, Teacher Librarian, National Board Certified Teacher
Hamilton High School - LAUSD

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Human Body Systems Project


Ms. Becker, Ms. Middleton, & Ms. Quintanilla's Research Project

 

Objective:
Students will research one organ system of the human body in order to become experts on the basic structures and functions of a major Human Body System.

 

 

Mrs. Bernier's Human Body Systems Livebinder
 

LAUSD Digital Library
 

Use these LAUSD databases to find information about major human body systems.

 

Facts on File/Infobase - Today's Science
Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.

 

EbscoHost - Magazines and Newspapers (MS and HS)

Los Angeles Public Library Student Success - (Go to http://www.lapl.org/studentsuccess)

Login with your LAPL Student Success card barcode and the last 4 digits of your phone number. Go to *Research and Homework to choose from over 100 databases from school or home. Please see Mrs. Bernier if you have any questions about your card.


Your sources MUST be cited in the MLA format. Use Oslis Secondary Citation Machine to create your citations.

 

Advantages of using database articles
  • Although databases are only accessible at school, you may email as many articles to yourself as you want.
  • Database articles have citations to copy to a works cited page.
  • Databases are written for high school students

Biology: Animal Evolution Project

Ms. Becker, Ms. Middleton, & Ms. Quintanilla's BIOLOGY: Animal Evolution Project (PDF)

 

For this project you will research the evolutionary history of a modern organism.


Mrs. Bernier's Animal Evolution Project Llivebinder
 

Use these LAUSD databases to find information about the evolutionary history of a modern organism.
 

Facts on File/Infobase - Today's Science
Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.

 

EbscoHost - Magazines and Newspapers (MS and HS)

Los Angeles Public Library Student Success - (Go to http://www.lapl.org/studentsuccess)


Login with your LAPL Student Success card barcode and the last 4 digits of your phone number. Go to *Research and Homework to choose from over 100 databases from school or home.


Your sources MUST be cited in the MLA format. Use Oslis Secondary Citation Machine to create your citations.

 

Advantages of using database articles
  • Although databases are only accessible at school, you may email as many articles to yourself as you want.
  • Database articles have citations to copy to a works cited page.
  • Databases are written for high school students

Mr. Gobuty's Modern Genocide Research Project

 

Genocide Assignment
Downloadable pdf
 
 
Use these LAUSD databases to find information about Genocide in the country you chose.
ABC-Clio - World History: Modern Era
Salem Press - History  or Health
CultureGrams - World edition - Continent - Country


Your sources MUST be cited in the MLA format. Use Oslis Secondary Citation Machine tool to create your citations.

 

Advantages of using database articles
  • Although databases are only accessible at school, you may email as many articles to yourself as you want.
  • Database articles have citations to copy to a works cited page.
  • Databases are written for high school students

Mr. Lee's Cold War Research Project

Cuban Missile Crisis

Mrs. Bernier's Cold War Livebinder - Research Websites

 
LAUSD Digital Library - Databases to find information about he Cold War
 
Use ABC-Clio and Salem Press - History for topics
 
Use Gale Database - Biography in Context to learn about famous people during the Cold War
 
 
Advantages of using database articles
  • Although databases are only accessible at school, you may email as many articles to yourself as you want.
  • Database articles have citations to copy to a works cited page.
  • Databases are written for high school students.

Mr. Gobuty's World I Newspaper Project

Mr. Gobuty's website
 

 
 
LAUSD Digital Library - Databases to find information about World War I
 
Use ABC-Clio and Salem Press - History for topics
 
Use Gale Database - Biography in Context to learn about famous people who participated in the war
 
Advantages of using database articles
  • Although databases are only accessible at school, you may email as many articles to yourself as you want.
  • Database articles have citations to copy to a works cited page.
  • Databases are written for high school students.

Newspaper Requirements

  • two traditional stories (all in the same font, size, style)
  • a nameplate (newspaper title, vol. number, issue number, date, location)
  • Editorial article
  • At least four appropriate graphics (could include political cartoon, copies of photographs, drawings, maps)

News from the Front – Britain/United Kingdom

https://www.bl.uk/world-war-one/articles/news-from-the-front

Propaganda
https://www.bl.uk/world-war-one/collection-items?formats=drawing&related_themes=propaganda

Collection Items
https://www.bl.uk/world-war-one/collection-items?formats=drawing

Life as a soldier

https://www.bl.uk/world-war-one/collection-items?formats=drawing&related_themes=life%20as%20a%20soldier

Advertising

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/how-advertisers-used-world-war-i-to-sell-sell-sell/375665/

Mr. Hochstein's Biographical Essay

Mr. Hochstein World History Spring Semester


Click here to print the BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY Assignment and Graphic Organizer

  1. Use the LAUSD Digital Library to find Biographical Information about your historical figure.
  2. Go to Gale database, Biography in Context.
  3. Access Gale from the Hamilton campus and email your articles to yourself.
  4. The citation can be copied onto your Works Cited page.
  5. Good luck!

 

You will write a 5-6 paragraph essay about a historical figure. You may pick any non-American born between 1500 and 1950. I have provided a list of choices below.

 

▪ The objective of this essay is to analyze what is the importance of the person you have chosen in history. You may write about how they changed the course of history for good or evil. The man or woman you write about may exemplify a period or movement in history. They might have affected the lives of ordinary people or participated in the “great” events of history. You must tell me why the historical figure is important.

 

▪ The first paragraph will be an introduction beginning with a general statement or “hook.” Then, the intro. Will summarize the argument you are making for the importance of your historical figure. You will conclude the intro. With the statement of your thesis that will be that the figure you have chosen is important in history.

 

▪ Your second paragraph will be a lengthy summary of the life of the person you have selected. You should pay special attention to the crucial influences, turning points, obstacles, and accomplishments of their life.

 

▪ The next 2-3 paragraphs will provide your arguments for the importance of your historical figure. This is the most important part of your essay.

 

▪ Finally, your concluding paragraph will repeat your thesis, repeat the summary of your arguments and conclude with a general statement.

 

This is a formal essay; so avoid 1st person (I, me, my, mine, in my opinion, etc.) It must be typed and include a bibliography of at least 3 sources. It must include a picture, map, timeline, or other graphic interpretation of the life of your historical figure. This assignment is worth 200 points, due date ____________.

Mr. Hochstein's Africa Project

LAUSD Digital Library


CultureGrams (ProQuest) - Click on World Edition - Africa


 

Describe your country including information about geography, way of life, economy, culture, etc. You should use research material to write a description of the country, its people, appearance, and lifestyle. All sources must be listed in the bibliography. It must be in your own words and should avoid dry facts, numbers and lists.

 

Link to the National Geographic website
 

Photos of Mali communities from National Geographic

Mr. Hochstein's Africa Project-Assignment Sheet

 

Africa Project Research Questions

Collaborative Research Lessons

Reading inventory Login

Lenovo Laptop Tips

Student Laptop Onboarding

To Set Up Microsoft Office

To make your LAUSD email password

To access the Internet at home:

Download LAUSD web certificates from school.

Go to https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11048

Scroll down to Windows Certificates and install the web browser certificates for 1) Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer.and 2) Mozilla Firefox.

Dedication of the Goldman Library

In 2009, this library was dedicated
to Milt and Sandra Goldman for
their many years of service to the
students of Los Angeles Unified
School District and Alexander
Hamilton High School.

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