Friday, March 1, 2013

This week's blog assignment

You have all drawn topics for your March display in the library. You should be using library time to conduct research on your topic, and begin building your display. Use one book or web resource from your research and comment below with a summary. To receive full credit for your post, copy and paste the items below and complete all fields. Use Citation Machine to format your source citation.

Name (First name, Last initial only):
Period:
Title:
Summary:
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29 comments:

  1. Name :Joi L.
    Period:1st period
    Title:Orphan Trains
    Summary:Cildren from 6-18 that have been abused or neglected, living in NewYorks streets or slums. About 30,000 children were homeless in NewYork in the 1850's. Orphan Trains was the idea that children would be sent by train to live in homes for free, as an extra pair of hands to help out.
    Source:http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/about/history/orphan-trains?gclid=CNy8y7Wu6LUCFU-mPAod-wMAIw

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    1. Good summary! Please use Citation Machine (link provided in instructions) for your source citation.

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    2. Savanna J.
      1st Period.
      Women's History Month
      Starting as a school event in 1987, women's history has recognized women that helped women and other groups gain access to advanced learning.

      source citation:
      not listed, . Women's History. History Channel, 2013. Web. .

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    3. You left out some components of your citation, but generally speaking this is a good post. Thank you, Savanna!

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  2. Roxie L.
    1ST PERIOD
    Greenland
    (www.cia.gov)
    Greenland, the world's largest island, is about 81% ice capped. Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland; Danish colonization began in the 18th century, and Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark in 1953. Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament Greenland voted in favor of increased self-rule in November 2008 and acquired greater responsibility for internal affairs when the Act on Greenland Self Government was signed into law in June 2009.

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    1. Please use Citation Machine (link in post) to generate your citation in the correct format.

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  3. Tony D
    2nd
    Tornadoe Season in Alabama
    When it comes to the most powerful tornadoes the state of Alabama is the king. With 5 F5 tornadoes on the Enhanced Fujita Scale it is known to be a deadly area. Alaska than has to take the crown for the weakest tornadoes as it has 0 F0 or greater tornadoes on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Even on the Enhanced Scale two tornadoes in Alabama may have broken the scale as F6 tornadoes. These two were one of the April 27th tornado of 2011 and a tornado in 1998 on April 8th. These are considered the most powerful (not necersarily the deadliest) tornadoes in recorded history.

    Ellinwood, Mark. "Power of Tornadoes." United States Tornadoes. Storm Chasers, 28 Feb 2013. Web. 7 Mar 2013. .

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  4. Chad W.
    3rd period
    Africa
    Africa has many countries such as Uganda. Uganda is a fairly small country in central Africa.In Africa their are many diseases that spread really easy such as HIV/AIDS.Africa is a scenic continent.It has deserts and rain forests. It also is a very poor continent because of the conditions. It is hot and dry most of the year there so its hard to grow crops in Africa.
    Hall, Derek. Africa. Singapore: 2008. Print.

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    1. Good job, Chad! Looks like you left out a few components of your citation.

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  5. 4th Period
    Twitter
    Twitter is not good at sharing news, but does appeal to the masses. Twitter invented the # and the tweet.

    Mitchell, Dan. "Twitter for news? Not so much." (2013): n. page. Web. 7 Mar. 2013. .

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    1. Summary is too short, but your citation is perfect. Good job, Aaron!

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  6. janiqua thomas
    4th period
    facebook
    facebook is a social networking sevice launched n 2004 by mark zuckerberg he invested $12.7 million from Facebook

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  7. Name: Alyssa H.
    Period: 4
    Title: Stop Bullying website
    Summary: My topic is about bullying and how our aMERICAN society should stop and make bullying go away.
    Source: u.s gOV., . "Stop Bullying." Facts about Bullying. Unites States Government. Web. 7 Mar 2013. .

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  8. Erica A.
    4th period
    Australia
    Australia is the world's largest island, but the smallest continent. My display is going to have Keith Urban in it because he is from Australia. It has three levels of government. There's a lot of cultural, ethnic, and religious differences there. Canberra is the national capital. It has temperate weather most of the year, but the weather differs from where you are. It has 378 mammal species. Australia has three different time zones.
    Source-"Cities, States, and Terretories." http://www.australia.com/about.aspx?channel=paid-search&tacampaign=us-global-fy2013&message=brand&website=google&publisher=google&campaign=us-global-about-australia&adgroup=australia&keyword=srhUe7dNV-6314513912-australia facts&matchtype=Broad&gclid=CLqVyKef67UCFe1lOgodGmIA6Q. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Mar 2013.

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  9. kamri banks
    4th
    http://www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/
    hunting in alabama
    Alabama has a rich hunting heritage with over 250,000 licensed hunters taking to the fields and forests each season. According to a recent report, hunting in Alabama provides more than 6 million man-days afield annually and a significant impact on our economy. To better serve Alabama hunters, the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division recently looked introspectively and developed Guiding Principles and Strategies to use as a measuring stick for future operations of our agency.

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  10. Raylen King
    5th period
    The Pacific Ocean
    The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean. The Pacific Ocean covers 69,375,000 square miles, or 35% of the earth. The Pacific Ocean is almost half of all the oceans, as big as the other four oceans combined. As the earth spins around, there is a viewpoint from outer space where all you can see is the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Ocean is between Asia on the west and North and South America on the east. The Pacific Ocean connects to the Indian Ocean to the west, to the Antarctic Ocean to the south, and to the Arctic Ocean to the north.
    "Oceans." Pacific Ocean. Los Alomos: 1999,2000. .

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  11. Bailey W
    5th period
    Antarctica
    Unbeknownst to most humans, Antarctica has one of the longest mountain ranges in the world. The Transantarctic range stretches for 2,200 miles and tops out at 14,700 feet. On 13 expeditions over 40 years, geologist Edmund Stump explored this range, taking 8,000 photos and tracing the routes of explorers from James Clark Ross to Ernest Shackleton. And while reports say that the largest glacier in Antarctica, Pine Island, is thinning at a rate of more than three feet per year, Stump’s book gives the most accurate facsimile of the terrain as seen from the great explorers’ eyes. Below, photographic excerpts from Stump’s new book, “The Roof at the Bottom of the World,” and the historical importance of each photo in his own words.
    Pearson, Stephanie. "Antarctica As You've Never Seen It." Antarctica As You've Never Seen It. STEPHANIE PEARSON, 08 Dec 2011. Web. 7 Mar 2013.

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  12. Matthew Hamaker
    1st
    3/7/12
    i know my display topic but i have the junkyard area of the library so what do i need to do?

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    1. You don't have to do your display in your area. Most people don't. Just use any open space on shelves.

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  13. Jake B.
    1st Period

    Title:
    Apple still No. 1 smartphone maker

    Summary:
    Overall, Apple is the leading phone maker in the US, coming in with 37.8% of the total market share, a +3.5% since October of 2012. Samsung comes in 2nd in the US, at 21.4%. Although Apple is the number one smartphone maker, Google's Android software is found on more devices than Apple's iOS. This is do to the fact that most of Apple's competitors, including #2- Samsung, uses Android software on all their devices.

    Source:
    Tam, Donna. "Apple Still No. 1 Smartphone Maker." CNET News. CBS Interactive, 06 Mar. 2013. Web. 07 Mar. 2013. .

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  14. Asia oden
    1st period

    summary: the border between the U.S.A and Canada is the international boundary. The canadian motto is from sea to sea. Canada was first settled in 1000 A.D BY vikings and the average life expectany in a canadian is 81.6 years. According to the 2001 census most canadians 43.7% are roman catholic.

    site: http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/01/15_canada.html

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  15. Elizabeth Bennett 6th Period
    Greece
    There are many interesting facts about Greece, with its historical foundation, rich culture, and beautiful language. A few of them are that about 7% of all the marble produced in the world comes from Greece, with an area of 50,949 square miles Greece is roughly the size of Alabama, approximately 98% of the people in Greece are ethnic Greeks, and Greece has more than 2,000 islands. It truly is a very interesting country.
    Source- http://facts.randomhistory.com/interesting-facts-about-greece.html

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  16. Matthew H
    1st
    Amateur Radio
    Amateur Radio or Ham Radio is used by thousands of people in the world. Amateur Radio is used as a hobby to some people, and some people use it every day for communications during natural disasters, or special community events. This type of radio requires a license to operate,the first license is Technician,General, then Amateur Extra class licenses.

    American radio relay league. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.arrl.org/home

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  17. Brittany P. 3rd period
    Hawaii
    Hawaii is an island that is a part of the United States. Three hundred thousand tourist come and go every year. In the Hawaiian language there isn't a word for weather because the climate is so remarkable. There are about 70,000 Filipinos, 38,000 Chinese, and 12,000 pure Hawaiians. Also, there is a good third of Japanese and a fifth or more Caucasians that live on the island. There is a lot of volcanoes on this island. The first voices heard on this island was in about A.D. 500.

    Soderberg, Eugene. Hawaii A Way of Life. New York: The Macmillan Company , Print.

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