Sunday, February 24, 2008


It is amazing to consider a 4th Term book, but here we go!

The book must be from the realm of History. It cannot be a biography, but must look at a larger slice of life than one person.

Please think of a topic that interests YOU, and find a history of it. Do not limit your view of history to wars and presidents. History is how people have lived life, so pick an area of life that makes you smile.

910.91657 DAS
Batavia’s Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History’s Bloodiest Mutiny by Mike Dash 2002, 381 p. (Time period: 1629)

910.92 BER
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe by Laurence Bergreen 2003, 458 p. (Time period: 1519 – 1522)

945.31 DIR
A Venetian Affair: A True Tale of Forbidden Love in the 18th Century by Andrea Di Robilant 2003, 313 p. (Time period: 1700s)

996.18 TOO
Captain Bligh’s Portable Nightmare by John Toohey 2000, 211 p. (Time period: 1789)

916.48 KIN
Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival by Dean King 2004, 353 p. (Time period: 1815)

919.8 PAR
Trial by Ice: The True Story of Murder and Survival on the 1871 Polaris Expedition by Richard Parry 2001, 321 p. (Time period: 1871)

Sitting Bull and His World by Albert Marrin 2000, 246 p. (Time period: 1830s – 1890)

972.87 BAL
Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America’s Ill-Fated Race to Connect the Seas by Todd Balf 2003, 331 p. (Time period: 1850s)

973.46 FLE
The Louisiana Purchase by Thomas J. Fleming 2003, 186 p. (Time period: early 1800s)

973.52 MOL
The Flag, the Poet, and the Song: The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner by Irvin Molotsky 2001, 240 p. (Time period: early 1800s)

973.7115 TOB
Hidden in Plain View: The Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad by Jacqueline Tobin 1999, 208 p. (Time period: 1860s)

941.5081 BAR Also in J 941.5 BAR
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845 – 1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti 2001, 184 p. (Time period: 1845 – 1850)

959.8 WIN
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester 2003, 416 p. (Time period: 1883)

967.0423 DUG
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone by Martin Dugard 2003, 340 p. (Time period: 1866 – 1873)

973.915 BEH
Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America by Edward Behr 1996, 262 p. (Time period: 1919 – 1933)

974.63 ONA
The Circus Fire: A True Story by Stewart O’Nan 2000, 370 p. (Time period: 1944)

974.71 VON
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David Von Drehle 2003, 340 p. (Time period: 1911)

975.977 DOR
Like Judgment Day: The Ruin and Redemption of a Town Called Rosewood by Michael D’Orso 1996, 373 p. (Time period: 1923)

976.247 CUR
Silver Rights by Constance Curry 1995, 259 p. (Time period: 1960s)

976.4139 LAR
Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson 1999, 323 p. (Time period: early 1900s)

977.311 BON
The Sinking of the Eastland: America’s Forgotten Tragedy by Jay R. Bonansinga 2004, 280 p. (Time period: 1915)

919.89 ALE
The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander 1998, 211 p. (Time period: 1914 – 1917)

951.058 CHI
Children of the Dragon: The Story of Tianamen Square 1990, 223 p. (Time period: 1989)

Monday, February 4, 2008

Term III Work

Welcome to two weeks of self directed study!

Here are some due dates and important forms:

Poetry Notes
Note Sheet
-8 poem notes due 2/15
-4 poem notes from

Poetry Memorization
-select poem by 2/7
-written memorization 2/14
-spoken memorization 2/27-2/29

Culture Vulture
-rough draft sheets and proof 2/26
-pamphlet 3/3
-see previous posts for handouts

-active reading notes 2/14
-ROAR Response to