Tuesday May 7th, 2019

Periods 2 & 4- CHC2D

Mr. Philippou’s Grade 10 History classes will be coming to the Library to research a prominent Canadian of the Cold War Era (1945-1988) for their Cold War Spy Dossier Assignment.

To find information about your prominent Canadian, we suggest you use the following resources.

  1. The Library Catalogue allows you remote access to our print, digital and streaming resources from anywhere at any time. To access this resource, you’ll simply need your TDSB log-in information. Using this catalogue, you’ll be able to find the Biography for your prominent Canadian.
  2. The Canadian Encyclopedia is an excellent source of information for Canadian individuals (or for those with ties to Canada).
  3. The History databases and websites within the Virtual Library may be helpful. Just remember to choose Grade 9-12 and History as the Subject in the SEARCH feature. There is a site devoted to Canadian Prime Ministers and also CBC archives for news reports, past and present.
  4. The Toronto Star Historic Database, which can be found on the Toronto Public Library’s Website, allows readers to access articles from the newspaper’s archives.

Remember that you will need to include a bibliography using  Chicago style of Citation. It is crucial to properly reference information that is not your own in order to give credit where it’s due and also to avoid PLAGIARISM. Providing your teacher with a URL for a website used unfortunately will not cut it anymore.

Using the following information will put you on the right track to creating a bibliography to be proud of!

Below you’ll find the Laurier Guide for Chicago Citation.

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

Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 2- HSP3U

Ms. Magson’s Grade 11 introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology class will be coming to the Library to work on their Mental Illness Case File.

A PDF of your assignment can be found below.

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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.

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.

The Government of Canada website may be helpful.

Using the search box in Healthlink B.C.’s website , may help you find information about your topic as a starting point.

Quebec’s government webpage for mental health may also yield some initial results.

Their are websites and organizations specific to some illnesses such as Tourette’s Syndrome so that may be an option to look into as you are researching.

The Library’s Catalogue allows you to browse our print and digital collection as well as our streaming video library. Some of the sources found in here would be ideal for your assignment.

Resources for the HSP3U

You will be using the 17th updated version of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Yes, there is now a 17th Edition. Which means the old PDF or printout you’ve used in the past is now obsolete. You are welcome to take it out of your binder and (safely and neatly) throw it into the Blue Bin.

The new file can be found right here at Chicago Citation at Laurier.

The basics are unchanged, but we feel that this new resource will provide you with a thorough overview of the expectations laid out by the 17th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Look at this slide show for basics on how/where/when to use the Footnotes.

Here is an example essay file called From the dawn of time where you see how footnotes work.

Citing Videos
You’ll find all manners of differing opinions on how to cite videos. To be honest, it can be daunting. If you’re citing a video that you found online, it’s probably best to go straight to the Chicago Manual of Style.

Section 14.280 of the Manual list the elements of an online video citation:

  •  If known, the name of the principle subject of the recording, such as a presenter, interviewee, journalist, or director..
  •  The title of the video clip, placed in “quotation marks.”
  •  The medium of the recording or name of the website on which the recording is located — YouTube video, MPEG file, New York Times video, etc.  The manual is not clear on when to list the medium of the recording vs. the name of the website.
  • The time length of the recording
  • The date on which the recording was uploaded
  • The URL at which the recording may be found

Period 3- CHC2D7

Ms. Gaudettes’s Grade 10 History class will be coming to the Library to research a prominent Canadian of the Cold War Era (1945-1988) for their Cold War Spy Dossier Assignment.

To find information about your prominent Canadian, we suggest you use the following resources.

  1. The Library Catalogue allows you remote access to our print, digital and streaming resources from anywhere at any time. To access this resource, you’ll simply need your TDSB log-in information. Using this catalogue, you’ll be able to find the Biography for your prominent Canadian.
  2. The Canadian Encyclopedia is an excellent source of information for Canadian individuals (or for those with ties to Canada).
  3. The History databases and websites within the Virtual Library may be helpful. Just remember to choose Grade 9-12 and History as the Subject in the SEARCH feature. There is a site devoted to Canadian Prime Ministers and also CBC archives for news reports, past and present.
  4. The Toronto Star Historic Database, which can be found on the Toronto Public Library’s Website, allows readers to access articles from the newspaper’s archives.

Remember that you will need to include a bibliography using  Chicago style of Citation. It is crucial to properly reference information that is not your own in order to give credit where it’s due and also to avoid PLAGIARISM. Providing your teacher with a URL for a website used unfortunately will not cut it anymore.

Using the following information will put you on the right track to creating a bibliography to be proud of!

Below you’ll find the Laurier Guide for Chicago Citation.

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

Grade 10 History-April 2019

Ms. McMulkin, Ms. Gaudette , Mr. Kosowan, Mr. Oldridge and Mr. Philippou will be bringing their Grade 10 History classes to the library to work on their World War 2 Technological Innovations project.

We suggest using the following resources.

The Canadian Encyclopedia – This thorough collection of resources covers most Canadian options, but also looks at the local impact of globally renowned individuals and their innovations. It also provides links and a bibliography for easy access.

Britannica.com – This is a good starting point for general information.

You will need to search your innovation within these websites.

History.com

Warhistoryonline.com

Historycollection.co

Science History Institute

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

Resources for the CHC2O Included are the Virtual Library Catalogue,  Canadian Points of View and Global Issues in Context. 

Before you can access the database list, remember to indicate that you’re in Gr 9-12.

In some cases, using Google might be a good bet. Ask yourself the following questions though…

  1. Who created the information you’re using? Are they a trustworthy source? Why or why not?
  2. When was the information created? Is it out of date or premature maybe?
  3. Is there any implicit (or explicit) bias that you should take into account?

Finally….

Remember where to find help creating a Bibliography in Chicago form.

You may need to refer to Laurier’s handy Chicago Style handout. The file can be found right here at Chicago Citation at Laurier.

Monday, May14th

Period 1, 3 and 4 – CHC2D7

The 3 classes taught by Mr. Oldridge, Ms. Gaudette and Mr. Philippou are coming in to work on their Rock Your Decade.

The Library has a collection of books that cover different decades in Canadian and North American history.  These books can be found in the 971 section under the Dewey Decimal System. Books with more American focused information can be found in 973.

The Canadian Encyclopedia – This thorough collection of resources covers most Canadian options, but also looks at the local impact of several globally renowned individuals. It also provides links and a bibliography for easy access.

If you want to find some statistics to back up some of your claims, STATS Canada would be a great place to find data from the decades.

In terms of popular culture and photos/videos/song; CBC Curio would be a great source as well.

The Canadian Historical Association has a collection of useful resources to support today’s Canadian History student.

Canada: A Country by Consent was created by Canadian Historians who were wanted Canadian-Content created by Canadian writers. It has articles about the major events of Canadian history.

The CBC archives provides you with access to thousands of audio clips and video clips that are easy to integrate into your presentation.

Citation

For this assignment, you will be using the Chicago school of citation. Remember that includes Footnotes and a Bibliography at the end of the essay.

The file discussed with the class for easy access can be found here

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.

Friday, May 4th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

We won’t throw a bunch of Star Wars references at you today, we promise.

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Greene County Public Library (Oct 2, 2013)

Well, except for this jpeg I guess……

 

By the way, remember that this is a great time to pick up a book to read. Exams (for you non-IB students at least) are still over a month away and maybe kicking back with a good novel is just the thing to make that Saturday afternoon amazing.

Give a hoot! Read a book.

 

 

Period 1 – CHC2D7

Mr. Philippou’s Grade 10 Pre-IB Canadian History class will be back to continue their work on their Indigenous Unit.

The links for your assignment can be found HERE.

Period 4 – CHE3O

Ms. Papoutsis’ Grade 11 African History class will be in to work on their Culminating activity.

Your assignment can be found here. View it here, or download a copy.

In terms of research, we might suggest you use the following sites:

  • Blackpast.org is a robust series of resources that support the studies of African History in North America, Europe and Globally as well.  The google custom search feature at the top of the page makes navigating the website quite easy.
  • African History Month provides accessible articles about important people and events in African American history.
  • The Canadian Encyclopedia houses articles on many of the names found on your assignment, and also provides related articles and links too.
  • There are incredibly useful and age-appropriate databases found on the Virtual Library site. (I.e., they’re not too basic and they’re not University Graduate level hard) I’d suggest you look at Canadian Points of View, Global Issues in Context and the Advanced Placement Source.

You’re expected to complete a Reference list using APA format. We’ve created a Laurier-friendly primer on citing with APA, so please use this file found at APA Citation PDF.

Good luck and if you need any help, please feel free to ask.

 

Thursday March 22nd

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period One- CHC2D7
Mr. Philippou’s Grade 10 Pre-IB History class is coming to work on their 1920s assignment.

The Library’s Catalogue also will allow you on-site and remote access to our Print, Electronic and Streaming Video Collection.


Citation

You will be using the 17th updated version of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Yes, there is now a 17th Edition. Which means the old PDF or printout you’ve used in the past is now obsolete. You are welcome to take it out of your binder and (safely and neatly) throw it into the Blue Bin. Shooting for 3 works, but I’d suggest an aggressive dunk.

The new file can be found right here at Chicago Citation at Laurier.

The basics are unchanged, but we feel that this new resource will provide you with a thorough overview of the expectations laid out by the 17th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Look at this slide show for basics on how/where/when to use the Footnotes.

Here is an example essay file called From the dawn of time where you see how footnotes work.

 

This is how you would your supplementary course textbook would look like in the Bibliogrpahy.

 

Freeman-Shaw, Elizabeth and Jan Haskings-Winner. Canadian Sources Investigated: 1914

To the Present. Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications Limited. 2008.

 

 

Period Two- PSK4U

Mr. Abdelnour’s PSK4U class will be in for their Sports Injuries Presentations.