Welcome to the Wilbury A. Crockett Library<br />On the back of the sheet in front of you, without talking to your neighbor:<br />Write down the title of a book, newspaper, or magazine you’re read in the last year and really enjoyed. Not something you had to read for school – just something you liked.<br />If you remember the author’s name, write that down too.<br />When you’re done, turn your sheet face down on the table.<br />At Wellesley High School<br />Fall, 2009<br />
By the end of this class . . .<br />Library resources and materials<br />Technology<br />Expectations<br />Procedures<br />Activity: Learn more about the world of Kite Runner.<br />
Our goals for you<br />Identify, evaluate and utilize a variety of resources when you need information<br />Use technology effectively and responsibly.<br />Read, read, read. Your choice.<br />
Library and study hall hours<br />Monday – Thursday 7:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (first block access)<br />Friday 7:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.<br />Math and writing labs – check schedules posted in library.<br />Study hall procedures<br />
Books. Are not. Obsolete.<br />WHS catalog<br />
Digital resources<br />WHS reseach wiki<br />Reference sources and databases<br />
The basics: can you find . . .<br />a map of Afghanistan?<br />the per capita GDP compared to the United States?<br />Definition: The value of all goods and services produced in a country in one year (divided by the number of people.) From worldbank.org<br />
How about history and politics?<br />Who is the founder of modern Afghanistan? Who is the current president?<br />Who are the Taliban? When did they come to power?<br />Wikipedia<br />
Islam and its role in Afghanistan<br /><ul><li>Find information on the origins of Islam.
Find information comparing/contrasting the Hassan and the Pashtun.</li></li></ul><li>The Kite Runner<br />Find a review of the book in a newspaper or magazine.<br />Find information about the author, KahledHoseini.<br />
Afghan-Americans<br />How many people of Afghan descent live in the United States?<br />Find an article that discusses the experiences of Afghan immigrants in the U.S.<br />
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