Resources for classes

Databases

CultureGrams

SIRS Discoverer

History Study Center

ProQuest Learning: Literature

ProQuest

eLibrary

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McMurray Library Catalog

McMurray Library Catalog

 

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8th Grade Supreme Court Resources

Databases

At kcls.org, two databases are useful for this research project.

Gale Virtual Reference Library database provides reliable overviews of your topic(s).

Access Video provides videos on your topic(s).

At the McMurray website, on Mrs. Jaffe’s teacherweb, three databases (listed on the top of this page) are useful for this research project.

eLibrary offers articles from magazines, newspapers, and books; maps, photos, and images; television and radio transcripts; and website links. Often, eLibrary organizes selected resources into user-friendly Research Topics.

History Study Center offers content from reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images, and video clips.

ProQuest is much like eLibrary in the type of content it offers, but it is a larger database.

The username for all three McMurray databases is w402mmcmur.
The password for eLibrary is welcome.
The password for History Study Center and ProQuest is culture.

Websites

Oyez Project: U.S. Supreme Court Media

In addition to providing summaries of cases from 1792 to the present, this site allows you to listen to oral arguments of the more contemporary cases.

Information Please Supreme Court Cases

This site provides summaries and significance of several cases, listed in alphabetical order.

PBS Landmark Supreme Court Cases

In addition to providing summaries and significance of several landmark cases, this site also covers some landmark cases under the tab “Just Change.” A few primary documents are included under the tab “Primary Sources.”

Street Law Landmark Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court

This site provides summaries and significance of 17 landmark cases. It also provides other information and documents regarding the cases.

United States Courts: Supreme Court Landmarks Podcast

“This podcast series features [8] landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases that have shaped history and continue to affect American life. In each episode we briefly discuss a different landmark case with a law professor. We explain the case's background, the key arguments, the decision and why the case is still important today.”

The Library of Congress American Memory

Search this site for primary documents: written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music. (In order to view an item, look for instructions like “view this item,” “click here to see full text of this document,” or “click on picture.”)

Annenberg Website

Annenberg Guide to the United States Constitution

This section of the Annenberg site offers a guide to what each Amendment says, and what it means. Also, be sure to look at “Related News” and “Related Resources” at the bottom of the page.

Annenberg Videos on the Amendments and Landmark Cases

Check here to see if this section of the Annenberg site offers any videos on your topic.

Annenberg Issues

This section of the Annenberg site organizes the resources by broad topics. Here, too,, be sure to look at “Related News” and “Related Resources” at the bottom of the page.

Annenberg PDF Timelines

This section of the Annenberg site offers two-page PDF timeline documents on broad topics.
 

 

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6th Grade Science Questions, Science News, and Science Experiments Websites

Science Concepts Resources for Science Fair Projects

1. How Stuff Works

2. Use your KCLS card to access the database Gale Virtual Reference Library

Science Questions Websites

1. Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts 

2. FAQ Kids 

3. 10 Science Questions

Science News Websites

1. http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/

2. http://www.popsci.com/popsci/

3. http://whyfiles.org/

4. http://www.sciencedaily.com/

5. http://www.sciam.com/

6. http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/

7. http://science.nasa.gov/

Science Experiments Websites

1. Science Buddies

2. Exploratorium

3. Science Bob

4. Try Science

5. Science Kids

6. PBS ZoomSci

7. Neuroscience for Kids

 

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