Thursday, December 14th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

 

Period 1 – CHV2O1

Ms. Belevski’s class is coming in to work on their debate assignment.

The Canadian Student Debating Federation has a great resource designed for students who are performing in a debate. If only we could find some students who were going to be in a debate…. Make sure you use their Research Aides, which are quite useful.

Here are some other very useful resources you can pick up at the Laurier Virtual Library.

Included are the Virtual Library Catalogue, the Canadian Points of View, Global Issues in Context and the Advanced Placement Source.

Period 3 – HIF101-11

Ms. McWilliams’ class is coming in to research Healthy Recipes.

The Internet is filled with great resources for how to cook.

If you use the following links, you’ll find great resources to use for your Healthy Snack assignment.

Serious Eats
One of the greatest websites that deal with Recipes and cooking methods is Serious Eats. They take a very thorough approach to cooking and look at which method works best.

Serious Eats has a page dedicated specifically to Snacks, so you should definitely use it by clicking HERE.

Jamie Oliver
Chef Oliver has done extensive work to improve nutritional standards in North American schools as well as in his homeland of Great Britain. He has established a great deal of healthy snack recipes as well. You can find those HERE.

Eat Right Ontario
Established by provincial dietitians, Eat Right Ontario focuses upon advice, recipes and techniques for Ontarians to eat healthier food than they currently do. Use the search feature on the website to find the appropriate resources.

 

Wednesday, December 13th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

 

Period 1 – CHC2D71-11

Ms. Gaudette’s CHC2D7 class will be returning to the Library to continue working on their research assignment. Click HERE for the link for the resources shown last week.

Period 3 – CHC2D1-11

Ms. Gaudette’s CHC2D class will be returning to the Library to continue working on their research assignment. Click HERE for the link for the resources shown last week.

Period 4 – CHC2D1-12

Click here to download a copy of your assignment.

Ms. Berdichevsky’s Canadian History class will be coming to work on their “ABCs of the Defining Moments of the 20th Century” assignment. (Wow; that was a mouthful) The Laurier Librarians have created a list of 20th/21st Century Canadian History resources. This list of print sources covers important primary source documents that will help aid your research. We’ve labelled it as “CHC2D – Canadian History Primary Sources” It can be found HERE.

You’ll also find a great deal of material online. If we may be so bold, here’s a collection of easy-to-find links that should help.

OISE is where University students learn how to be teachers. They have amassed a collection of digital resources that help promote the use of Primary Sources in Canadian History. You should check it out.

The Canadian Letters & Images Project archives the Canadian war experience from those who were there. You can search for real primary source documents by era, theme and location. You can find letters, photos or pretty much anything else you could use in terms of primary sources in Canada. Definitely a great resource.

Thompson Rivers University has another great collection of Primary source documents. With a West Coast bias, you’ll find some different resources than us elitist Ontarians.

And hey, while we’re travelling across Canada; let’s stop at Brandon University. The good Manitoban researchers have compiled a very useful list of primary sources.

The Library Catalogue has great resources here too. You should check it out remember to use the login info from your learnmarks. Some of these topics are covered by streaming video and ebooks in addition to our traditional print collection. That catalogue is certainly an invaluable resource for you.

Wednesday, December 6th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 2 – ENG3U1-13
Ms. Nikkel’s Grade 11 University Prep English class will be coming in to continue their work on their Debate.

The Canadian Student Debating Federation has a great resource designed for students who are performing in a debate. If only we could find some students who were going to be in a debate…. Make sure you use their Research Aides, which are quite useful.

Here are some other very useful resources you can pick up at the Laurier Virtual Library.

Included are the Virtual Library Catalogue, the Canadian Points of View, Global Issues in Context and the Advanced Placement Source.

Citation

For this assignment, you will be using the MLA school of citation. Remember that includes in-text citation and a References page at the end of the essay. We’ll go

The file discussed with the class for easy access can be found here The MLA Working File.

Remember to look to OWL @ Purdue for other questions that arise about citation. It’s where Mr. Kosowan or Ms. Vilicic go when we’re looking for information about citation.

 

Period 4 – CHC2D1-11

Click here to download a copy of your assignment.

Ms. Gaudette’s  Canadian History class will be coming to work on their “ABCs of the Defining Moments of the 20th Century” assignment. (Wow; that was a mouthful) The Laurier Librarians have created a list of 20th/21st Century Canadian History resources. This list of print sources covers important primary source documents that will help aid your research. We’ve labelled it as “CHC2D – Canadian History Primary Sources” It can be found HERE.

You’ll also find a great deal of material online. If we may be so bold, here’s a collection of easy-to-find links that should help.

OISE is where University students learn how to be teachers. They have amassed a collection of digital resources that help promote the use of Primary Sources in Canadian History. You should check it out.

The Canadian Letters & Images Project archives the Canadian war experience from those who were there. You can search for real primary source documents by era, theme and location. You can find letters, photos or pretty much anything else you could use in terms of primary sources in Canada. Definitely a great resource.

Thompson Rivers University has another great collection of Primary source documents. With a West Coast bias, you’ll find some different resources than us elitist Ontarians.

And hey, while we’re travelling across Canada; let’s stop at Brandon University. The good Manitoban researchers have compiled a very useful list of primary sources.

The Library Catalogue has great resources here too. You should check it out remember to use the login info from your learnmarks. Some of these topics are covered by streaming video and ebooks in addition to our traditional print collection. That catalogue is certainly an invaluable resource for you.

 

Tuesday, December 5th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 – CHC2D7-11

Click here to download a copy of your assignment.

Ms. Gaudette’s Pre-IB Canadian History class will be coming to work on their Defining Moments in Canadian history assignment. The Laurier Librarians have created a list of 20th/21st Century Canadian History resources. This list of print sources covers important primary source documents that will help aid your research. We’ve labelled it as “CHC2D – Canadian History Primary Sources” It can be found HERE.

You’ll also find a great deal of material online. If we may be so bold, here’s a collection of easy-to-find links that should help.

OISE is where University students learn how to be teachers. They have amassed a collection of digital resources that help promote the use of Primary Sources in Canadian History. You should check it out.

The Canadian Letters & Images Project archives the Canadian war experience from those who were there. You can search for real primary source documents by era, theme and location. You can find letters, photos or pretty much anything else you could use in terms of primary sources in Canada. Definitely a great resource.

Thompson Rivers University has another great collection of Primary source documents. With a West Coast bias, you’ll find some different resources than us elitist Ontarians.

And hey, while we’re travelling across Canada; let’s stop at Brandon University. The good Manitoban researchers have compiled a very useful list of primary sources.

The Library Catalogue has great resources here too. You should check it out remember to use the login info from your learnmarks. Some of these topics are covered by streaming video and ebooks in addition to our traditional print collection. That catalogue is certainly an invaluable resource for you.

 

Monday, December 4th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 & 2 – FSF3U7-11/12/13

Mr. Matchett and Ms. Parsekhian’s Grade 11 IB French classes are coming in to work on their research on La culture francophone.

There’s a whole big world of French resources online, following these slides to take to you where you need to go.

French Resources

 

Advice….. for what it’s worth.

  • Pick something that you haven’t researched before. If you go down the same path, you won’t be terribly inspired.
  • Into sports? Instead of looking at Maurice Richard or the Montreal Olympics you could look at Youppi or why Quebec football teams are so dominant at the Highschool and University level?
  • Think creatively of what French resources you could research. TFO, TVA, CBC TelevisionTélé-Québec, RDS are all major sources of Quebec and Francophone culture…

 

Wednesday, November 29th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

 

Period 1 – HSP3U1-11

Ms. Belevski’s HSP class is coming in to work on the Mental Health Case File. For this assignment, you’ll need quality resources from different areas. The Library’s Mental Health print collection is fairly well established, covering many different topics that will be helpful.

To access them, use our Catalogue; found on the Virtual Library. The Catalogue also provides you access to streaming video and other electronic resources. When off site,  you’ll need to log in with your TDSB information.

Other digital sources can be found in the following slideshow but Advanced Placement source might be the most important.

 

Another valuable source would be the Vanier Institute of the Family, which has an awful interface but excellent research on mental health and its impact upon families.

Resources for the HSP3U

Period 2 – CHV2O1-13

Today Ms. Belevski class will continue work on the YPI project, one of the most important components of the Civics course.

 

Today you are focusing on Peer Review. We suggest you look at the IB Judge’s Criteria here.

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative’s wesbite (goypi.org) would be a good place to continue researching your charity.

This Slider will help you learn to navigate a charity’s website to find useful information.

  • The donate page has lots of information about how to help an organization. This includes the financial data.

 

Links From Last Time

Community Knowledge Centre is a very easy-to-use way to find charities in different parts of the city.

Charity Village also has some resources, but as the listings are province-wide, you’ll need to do more digging.

Volunteer Services Toronto has a great list of charities in the 416 too.

The Ontario School Library Association has a great social activism primer that can be found HERE.

You want yet another list of charities? Of course you do! 211 Toronto has another amazing list of charities here.

Revenue Canada has a list of all officially recognized charities. For a charity to be eligible, it needs to be on this list.

 

Wednesday, November 22

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 – HSP3U

Ms. Magson’s class is back for a second period. Please check yesterday’s lesson for the resources provided.

 

Period 2/3/4 – CGC1D

Mr. Grosney’s class will be working on ARC GIS.

ARC GIS For Schools is your portal to the service.

The following PDFs provide instructions for using ArcGIS.

Tuesday, November 21

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 – PLF4M1-11

Ms. Savage’s Leadership class will be coming in to work on their Research.

For the research, I’d suggest the following links on the Virtual Library.

The Canadian Encylopedia
The Gale Virtual Reference Library
Advanced Placement Source
Biography.com
The Players Tribune

 

Resources for the PLF4M

Citation

For this assignment, you will be using the APA school of citation. Remember that includes in-text citation and a References page at the end of the essay. We’ll go

The file discussed with the class for easy access can be found here The APA Working File.

Remember to look to OWL @ Purdue for other questions that arise about citation. It’s where Mr. Kosowan or Ms. Vilicic go when we’re looking for information about citation.

 

Period 2 – HSP3U1-11

Ms. Magson’s HSP class is coming in to work on the Mental Health Case File. For this assignment, you’ll need quality resources from different areas. The Library’s Mental Health print collection is fairly well established, covering many different topics that will be helpful.

To access them, use our Catalogue; found on the Virtual Library. The Catalogue also provides you access to streaming video and other electronic resources. When off site,  you’ll need to log in with your TDSB information.

 

Other digital sources can be found in the following slideshow but Advanced Placement source might be the most important.

 

Another valuable source would be the Vanier Institute of the Family, which has an awful interface but excellent research on mental health and its impact upon families.

Resources for the HSP3U

 

Thursday, November 16th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1/2/3 – CHV2O1-11, 13, 15

Today Ms. Belevski and Ms. Cross’s classes will continue work on the YPI project, one of the most important components of the Civics course.

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative’s wesbite (goypi.org) would be a good place to continue researching your charity.

This Slider will help you learn to navigate a charity’s website to find useful information.

  • The donate page has lots of information about how to help an organization. This includes the financial data.

 

Links From Last Time

Community Knowledge Centre is a very easy-to-use way to find charities in different parts of the city.

Charity Village also has some resources, but as the listings are province-wide, you’ll need to do more digging.

Volunteer Services Toronto has a great list of charities in the 416 too.

The Ontario School Library Association has a great social activism primer that can be found HERE.

You want yet another list of charities? Of course you do! 211 Toronto has another amazing list of charities here.

Revenue Canada has a list of all officially recognized charities. For a charity to be eligible, it needs to be on this list.

Wednesday, November 15

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 – ENG1P1-11

Ms. Gaudette’s English class is here to work on their Sketches Assignment.

Click here to download a scanned PDF of your Homelessness Research Assignment

All the links you need to complete the assignment can be found below.

Sketch

The Homeless Hub

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth

Toronto Drop In Network

The YMCA

City of Toronto Shelter, Support & Housing Administration

Homes First

Stepstones For Youth

Toronto Health Services

Covenant House

The United Way

Period 2 – ENG2D1-11

Ms. Vilicic’s Class is coming to work on their ISUs.

 

Period 3

 

Period 4– ENG3U71-13

Mr. Welsh’s class is coming to work on their supervised writing.

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