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Using Keeley Library Resources to Support the Social Studies Curriculum

Supporting Specific Teaching Objectives for Level I And AP Classes. Level II classes can also use some of the following resources , as teachers deem them suitable for the abilities of students
Independent research
Gaining a better understanding of the world
Selected primary sources are used to develop objective and critical thinking

Keeley Library Resources:
In Reference Area:
World History Reference Books
Modern Global Studies Reference Books
U.S History Reference Books
Jackdaws
Microfiche
Microfilm
SIRS reprints
Online Periodical Databases
Boston Globe Archives online
Audiovisual:
Videos (especially PBS)
Time Almanac CD Rom
          (20th Century)
Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia
Leading Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court CD-ROM
Audio Tapes
Books In Circulating Collection:
Debate Topic Books
Outside Readings
Global Studies Series
Locating web
sites suitable
for ability level of
students and 
goals of instructional
units.
Web sites
are included
in assignment
topic guides.

Supporting Specific Objectives for Level III Classes
 
An added commitment toward the development of reading skills along with the understanding and appreciation of today's world. Basic social studies skills will be emphasized

Some Keeley Library Resources Suitable for this Level:
Britannia Junior Encyclopedia 
(for lower reading levels)
Comptons's Encyclopedia and Fact Index
World Book Encyclopedia
Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia

Books for levels 3-4 in the
Circulating Collection

Information Skills Needed by Students: Instruction in these skills can be scheduled with reference staff as needed.
Using the Seal Online Public Access Catalog to locate books and other items.

Using the Online Periodicals Databases to locate magazine articles

Using the CD-ROM programs
 


Using Web Search Engines

Using Note -Taking and Outlining Techniques such as :

    Brainstorming, 
    Clustering Ideas, 
    Using Concept Maps or Webs.
         

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Jane Constant, Reference Librarian
Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
September, 1978  to  June, 2001