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Welcome to the Keeley Library 
Assignment and Curriculum Resources Page. 
This site created by Jane Constant, Reference Librarian, 1978-2001.

Our MIssion: "Making the Keeley Library Work for YOU !" 
This site last updated November 30, 2002. Honors

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Student Pages
Finding your way in the library, Help with your assignments
Assignment keywords teachers use,.
Teacher Pages 
Faculty Guide,    Inclusion Resources,  Video List,
Information and Media Literacy Resources, 
Using Internet Lab

Integrating Library Resources with Curriculum 

Critical Thinking 
 

To get Online Periodicals and News Articles from 
your home computer, or a non library computer, use
SAILS  Databases and/or SEMLS Databases


KEELEY LIBRARY  STUDENT PAGES:THINKING SKILLS

Guides for all classes  to help you  accomplish specific assignment  tasks, such as preparing for a debate, interview,  discussion,  long range project,  research report,  outline,  essay, etc.

LIBRARY ORGANIZATION

  • Finding Your Way in the Keeley Library
  • Library Classification Systems
  • Classified Web Resources
  • Library Floor Plan
  • Library Do's and Dont's
  • Using your library card

  •  
  • Using online catalogs

  • Using online peridocials databases 
    Citations, Abstracts, Full-Text.
    Assignment Tips
  • Using Info  :  Questions
  • Using Info : Suggestions
  • Assignment Key Words: 

  •  
    TIPS FOR ALL CLASSES FOR SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT TASKS
  • Letters 
  • Essays
  • Interviews 
  • Criticism
  • Teach a Lesson 
  • PowerPointPresentation
  • Presentations, 
  • Discussions, Debates
  • Design Team Project 
  • Drama (acting, directing, 
  • Create rubrics.
  • Create a Board Game.
  • Broadcasting 
  • Storytelling 
  • Scriptwriting
  • Authorship
  • Create a Web Site
  • Create a Portfolio
  • Short Story 
  • Annotations
  • Research Project
  • Lab Report 
  • Using maps and atlases
  • Write a Journal or Diary
  • RESEARCH TIPS
    See:Big Six Assignment Organizer,
    See also Critical Thinking Links

    1. FOCUSING

  • Focusing; Defining  the Topic

  • "What do I need to find out?  "What problem do I need to solve?" "What
    kind of product will I be expected to produce? "What will be the best way to do it?'
  • Assignment Key Words: 

  • Key words are clues to what your teacher expects you to do for the assignment.
    2. INFORMATION  GATHERING
      Tools and Techniques
  • Library Classification Systems
  • Boolean Searching
  • Citations, Abstracts, Full-Text
  • Surveys
  • Interviews
  •   Extracting relevant information

  • Use Note Cards 
  • Summarizing
  • Documenting
  •  Evaluating Sources
  • Evaluating Web Resources
  • Film and Video Techniques
  • Advertising Techniques
  • 3. ORGANIZING INFORMATION
    Drafting final outline
  • Using Graphic Organizers
  • Using Computers
  • Drafting Final Outline, Title

  • 4 .ANALYZING AND
    5. SYNTHESIZING
    Creating final product from organized notes. Revising. Formatting .
  • Technical Reports
  • Research Project
  • Documenting: Bibliography
  • See more Synthesis Guides:

  • 6. EVALUATING COMPLETED PROJECT Rubrics
    Did I solve the problem? 
    Did I produce a good product?
          See also Criticism
    Did I use the best way to find, organize and  present my information? 


    KEELEY LIBRARY STUDENT PAGES:TOPIC GUIDES
    (Work in Progress)

    In addition to thinking skills guides,  the library has also created topic guides to support the curriculum. These are subject-specific assignment guides to help you locate information for projects.
    Sample topic guides useful for any department: Biography  Careers Copyright

    Math
    Curriculum Course Standards for Math

    Math:  Mathematics Surveys Statistics
    Across 
    Disciplines:
    Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Engineering 
  • Catapults
  • Buildings
  • Manufacturing
  • Art and Music
    Curriculum Course Standards:    Art Music

    The Arts  Graphic Arts, Printmaking Architecture Sculpture Music
    Photography Television Production I Drama  Drawing Painting

    Health and Phys Ed
     Curriculum Course Standards for Health and Physical Education

    Health Physical Fitness-Exercise Nutrition and Advertising
    Sexul Harassment/Rape
    Teen Parenting

    English
    Curriculum Course Standards for English

    English
    Topics
  • Novel
  • Short Story
  • Horror
  • Drama
  • Poetry
  • Journalism
  • Bible as Lit
  • Careers
  • Languages
  • English Literature 
  • Genres, Theme
  • Script Writing 
  • Writing Essays
  • Storytelling
  • Fantasy
  • Folklore, Fairy Tales
  • English Language
  • American Literature
  • Elements of Fiction
  • Authorship (see editing)
  • Broadcasting
  • Literary Criticism
  • Children's Literature
  • Mystery, Crime Fiction
  • Satire, Parody
  • LITERATURE (800'S
  • Shakespeare's London
  • Dickens' London.
  • Writing Science Fiction
  • Early 20th century Literature
  • Literature of the Enlightenment, 
  • Italian Literature See Dante
  • German LiteratureSee Hesse
  • 19th Century Authors
  • Topics 
    That
    Cut
    Across 
    Disciplines:
     
  • Ethics
  • Bible
  • Radio
  • Psychology
  • Holocaust
  • Legends: Myths
  • Health
  • Existentialism
  • Puppets.
  • Masks
  • Logic
  • Atlases.maps 
  • Social Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Renaissance
  • Victorian Era
  • Industrial Revolution
  • U.S. History
  • U.S.History-Civil war
  • Storytelling
  • Folklore, Fairy Tales
  • Native American Myth
  • Heroism and Heroes
  • Symbolism, imagery, metaphor
  • History of Ancient World to ca.499
  • Medieval History and Civilization
  • General History of Europe
  • Ancient, Medieval, Oriental Philosophy
  • General History of Asia
  • Comparative Religion and Other Religions
  • World History and Geography since 500 A.D
  • Science
    Curriculum Course Standards for Science

    Science:
  • Cell Structure and Function 
  • History of DNA
  • Genetics and Heredity
  • Evolution
  • Biological Sciences
  • Zoological Science
  • Chemistry
  • Biomes, Biodiversity
  • Marine Adaptation: Cetaceans,
  • Icthyology: Fishes
  • Marine Plants, Algae
  • Simple Marine Animals
  • Across 
    Disciplines:
  • Bacteriology
  • Pharmacology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioethics: 
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Immunology
  • Health and Medical 
  • Oceans and Weather
  • Oceanography
  • Aquaculture
  • Biosphere, Ecology
  • Nitrogen cycle
  • Marine Environment
  • Water, Water Cycle, Water testing

  •  

    Computer Science / Business
    Curriculum Course Standards for Business/Computer

    Computer Science and 
    Business:
  • Record Keeping
  • Keyboarding
  • Human Relations
  • Banking/Credit
  • Computer networks
  • Software and operating systems
  • Retailing, Marketing, Advertising
  • Computer Engineering & Design
  • Computer Programming
  • Special Offerings
    Curriculum Course Standards for Special Offerings

     (Jobs for Bay State)    Careers

    Naval Science
    Curriculum Course Standards for Naval Science

    Careers
    Military 
    Political Science
    Public Admin. Government

     Family / Consumer Science
    Curriculum Course Standards for Family/Consumer Science

    Domestic Arts.

     IMC / TV
     Curriculum Course Standards for IMC/TV

    See Thinking Skills Guideslisted above to help you complete assignment tasks.
    (Included are media literacy, advertising techniques, etc.)
  • Television production
  • Film Techniques
  • Social Studies
     Curriculum Course Standards for the Social Sciences

    Social Sciences:  History. Customs and Folklore Economics Primary Sources
    Constitutional Law Law Criminal Justice System Education Commerce

     Technical Education
    Curriculum Course Standards for Technical Education

    Applied Sciences Engineering Buildings

    Vocational Technical Education
     Curriculum Course Standards for VocationalTechnical Education

    Food Service

     World Languages
     Curriculum Course Standards for World Languages

    Languages French Language Spanish Language German Language Portuguese Language
    English Language Italian Language Greek Language Latin Language Need to add Cambodian and other.

     
    KEELEY LIBRARY RESOURCES  GROUPED BY DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSES
    Work in Progress
    000's
    General Works
    100's
    Philosophy
    200's
    Religion 
    300's
    Social Sciences
    400's
    Languages
    500's
    Pure Sciences
    600's
    Applied Sciences
    700's
    Arts
    800's
    Literature
    900's
    History & Geography
    Additional  Resources 

    USEFUL INTERNET  SITES FOR STUDENTS

    Fall River School Department Home Page B.M.C. Durfee High School Home Page
    Keeley Library Home PageOfficial home page. Keeley Library History Resources
    FRED TV  Home page of  Fall River Educational TV  PBS Teacher Source Search Engine
    Quick Guide: Study Buddy  Quick Guide: Research-it 
    Cynthia Good's College and Career Page Nueva Library Help Matches search engine to need.

    Note: This instructional resources site includes Keeley Library resources guides created since 1978 by the Reference Librarian. Also included are library resource guides created specifically for Durfee High School's curriculum,  which is being realigned to conform with Massachusetts standards, and NEASC requirements. These guides have been revised to include not only books, but also links to our library online catalog, online periodical and news databases, and Internet resources selected for their relevance to the curriculum. The library staff hopes that you will find them useful for your assignments.

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    Jane Constant, Reference Librarian
    Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
    September, 1978  to  June, 2001
     
    The Keeley Library Assignment and Curriculum Resources Web Site  has been included in
    Curriculum Hot Spots On The Web 2003,
    District Administration, (formerly Curriculum Administrator), is publishing this fifth annual guide to the outstanding teaching and learning resources on the Web. The completely revised compendium includes the best lesson plan collections, research sites, curriculum centers in every content area, sources for online projects, new search tools, and many of last year's Curriculum Web Site Award winners. In charge of this Curriculum Hotlist is Dr.Odvard Egil Dyrli, senior editor of District Administration and emeritus professor of education at the University of Connecticut.