Find out in this World Book Explains video presented by Dr. Marc Garnick, Physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Faculty Member at Harvard Medical School, explains why people have allergies. World Book Discover has hundreds of World Book Explains videos.
On April 18, 2013, a new public library was launched starting with over two million items, each with its own special story and significance, the Digital Public Library of America will now begin to assemble the riches of our country’s libraries, archives, and museums, and connect them with the public. You can always access the Digital Public Library of America from our Hot Topic – American History.
Today is Earth Day! Celebrate with the special edition of Brain Jam in Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Here you will find a wide range of articles and activities that provide fresh insights into environmental issues. Not only is this edition of Brain Jam an exciting way to observe Earth Day, but it is also a timely Common Core resource with 27 informational articles, 10 web links, and 13 different Teaching Resources including activities, discussion questions, essay topics, and a quiz.
Rocket Languages is an award winning interactive online language learning system. Cardholders at Nevada public libraries can learn conversational language skills at their own pace. Languages offered include Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and American Sign Language. This subscription has been made available with Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant funds through the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Nevada State Library and Archives.
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Objective: Students will participate in a debate on the cost of efforts to save endangered species
Objective: Students will explore the pros and cons of the controversial Keystone Pipeline
Objective: Students will work in groups to create a collection of news articles dealing with environmental issues
21st Century Core Content
Government and Civics
21st Century Themes
21st Century Skills
Work Creatively With Others
Make Judgments and Decisions
Collaborate with Others
Access and Evaluate Information
Be Self-directed Learners
Interact Effectively with Others
Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
Guide and Lead Others
Be Responsible to Others
Additional Library Resources :
Climate Change – Science in Context
Endangered Species and Wildlife Conservation – Science in Context
Environmental Issues Protests – Opposing Viewpoints
Sea Level Rise – Science in Context
Weather and Climate – Always Available eBook
Grzimek’s Student Animal Life Resource – Always Available eBook
Climate Change – Always Available ebook
Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy – Always Available eBook
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources – Always Available eBook