Dear BAISL librarians,
As you begin to think about who you might approach to work with for the
fall, I'd love to suggest the history/social studies folks. Here, for
example, is an example of the quality of work kids produce for NHD- in this
case a Senior-level documentary
ng> and a "process" paper with the required
<https://www.nhd.org/annotated-bibliography> (!) annotated bibliography
ng> . Since NoodleTools became the recommended platform for NHD, I've
judged Jr. papers at the nationals - and loved the enthusiasm, quality and
earnest interest in research I see in middle schoolers who work on papers,
documentaries, websites, and dramatic presentations.
Of course I'd love to get BAISL librarians working with teachers to help
kids create these kind of entries - and it would be even more fun to have a
BAISL group thinking about history research together.
OK, off my soapbox.
If you need Supreme Court resources, here are some
the CA history project.
Smart tools, smart research, smart teaching
Abilock, Debbie, Kristin Fontichiaro, and Violet H. Harada, eds
<http://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A3723P> . Growing
Schools: Librarians as Professional Developers. Santa Barbara: Libraries
Unlimited-ABC CLIO, 2012.
SLC Column "Friction"