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archived  Oct 2017 -

 
The Great American Read.  List of 100 books. PBS.org  How many have you read?
What's Going On in This Graph? NYTimes Learning Network.
 
 Return to the graph on May 10th to read the original article.
The Greenest States in America, Ranked. Madeline Raynor. MentalFloss.com
Where does MA rank? !!!
April 4th is Maya Angelou's 90th birthday. Visit google.com to see and hear her poem  I Rise
Fast Break by Edward Hirsch. Video and interviews. PBS Learning Media
Fast Break by Edward Hirsch. Text. Poetry.org
History of the Marathon  Boston Athletic Association (BAA)
Alaska's Unique Civil Rights Struggle. JSTOR Daily. Matthew Wills
What would your ideal city look like? Caroline Crosson Gilpin NYTimes Learning Network: Student Opinion
How Much Do You Know about South Korea? (interactive) The Learning Network NYTimes.com
How do birds keep warm in the winter?  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Your phone is like a spy in your pocket. Maria Temming. ScienceNews.com
   
everything you always wanted to know about your mobile phone
Great Boston Molasses Flood  AtlasObscura.com
The week's good news.  December 14, 2017.  TheWeek.com   compiled by Catherine Garcia
How do birds keep warm in the winter?  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Sustain Word of the Day. Merriam-Webster
Today in History - December 7 : Air Raid on Pearl Harbor   Library of Congress (LOC) Digital Collection
The week's good news.  December 7, 2017.  TheWeek.com   compiled by Catherine Garcia
'Pocahontas': Fact and Fiction of American Indian Heritage.  ABC-CLIO  
 
   Pocahontas - biography ABC-CLIO
What 'Tech World' Did You Grow Up In?  Reuben Fischer-Baum TheWashingtonPost.com
     Don't miss: VHS rewind simulator, Dial-up vs Broadband download image time, or the WWW first published website
Super Cold Moon Dec. 3     Brightest moon of 2017:
Popcorn: from Ancient Snack to Movie Standby. Matthew Wills. DailyJSTOR.org
The week's good news.  November 23, 2017.  TheWeek.com   compiled by Catherine Garcia
Mathematics Trivia:   111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321
Game of the day: Tic Tac Toe
Teenagers in The Times: October 2017  
Monthly collections of Times articles featuring young people in the news.
New LEGO Set Honors NASA's Female Pioneers  Caitlin Schneider MentalFloss.com  
Today in History - October 31 LOC (Library of Congress)
Unctuous Word of the day NYTimes.com
Burke  Word of the Day. Merriam-Webster
This Week's Good New, October 19, 2017.   News stories compiled by Catherine Garcia  TheWeek.com
Today in History - October 18   LOC (Library of Congress)
"On October 18, 1898, American troops fighting in the Spanish-American War raised the United States flag in Puerto Rico formalizing U.S. control of the former Spanish colony."
Euphony  Word of the Day. Merriam-Webster
Why People Walked Differently in Medieval Times.  
     
Shaunacy Ferro. MentalFloss.com Oct. 7, 2017
How Coffee Went From A Mystical Sacrament To An Everyday Drink
     Livia Gershon  JSTOR Daily October 8, 2017
Word + Quiz: Succor.  Word of the Day. The Learning Network. NYTimes.com
10 Everyday Phrases Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Made Popular 
    by Kelly  Marages  MentalFloss.com

 

birds       A Minor Bird by Robert Frost

       I have wished a bird would fly away           
       And not sing by my house all day.

       Have clapped my hands at him from the door
                                          When it seemed as if I could bear no more.

woodstock logoThe fault must partly have been in me.
The bird was not to blame for his key.

And of course there must be something wrong
In wanting to silence any song.


 

EARLIER ARTICLES

archived Jan 2017 - Sept 2017

The Week's Good News   September 28, 2017. News stories compiled by Catherine Garcia. TheWeek.com
Celebrate Banned Books Week.  The Editors. JSTOR Daily.com  September 25, 2017
punctuation marks infographic  
Little known punctuation marks. Whoa‽   Click on image to enlarge.  
The Week's Good News  September 21, 2017. News stories compiled by Catherine Garcia. TheWeek.com 
Who was Chuck Taylor? by Kirstin Fawcett MentalFloss.com September 20, 2017.
Holus-bolus   Word of the Day. Merriam-Webster.com  September 20, 2017.
'Hamilton’ Hip-Hop, by Students    NYTimes.com : Education Life
    An American history curriculum lets young people write the narrative. Fill in the rap.
NSHS Summer Reading 2017- One School, One Question Five titles - choose one (or read them all)
NNHS Library Learning Commons - Summer Reading suggestions
Summer Reading lists from area high schools (compiled by NSHS Library)
Reading Rants: out of the ordinary teen booklists!
What Do You Think You Would Learn From Traveling to All 50 States?
Caroline Crosson Gilpin. NYTimes:The Learning Network.  May 21, 2017
Merriam-Webster Word of the Day  Skosh
When Americans Became Obsessed With Fresh Air
     Livia Gershon JSTOR Daily. May 24, 2017
The Illustrious History of the Avocado. 
   Erin Blakemore. 
JSTOR Daily. May 18, 2017.
This tiny island with no humans is getting buried in plastic trash. 
     
Nsikan Akpan. May 15, 2017.  PBS NewsHour / Science.
Bing Homepage Gallery. Click an image to learn more, use filters to narrow selections.
     Here is today's image Bing.com
How to Make More Basketball Shots, According to Physics. 
     Shaunacy Ferro. MentalFloss.com  May 8, 2017
Women Were Pirates, Too. 
     
Erin Blakemore. JSTOR Daily May 2017
Healthiest Eaters in the US Live in Naples, Florida.  
     
Sarah G. Miller. LiveScience.com May 3, 2017
U.S. Cities Ranked by Healthy Eating.  
LiveScience.com Staff. May 3, 2017
     Scroll list to find Newton
14 ways to hug.  Oxford Dictionaries.com  OxfordWords. Oxford UP.
Why You Love the Smell of Old Books  
     Farah Mohammed. JSTOR Daily April 28, 2017
5 Surprising Ways the Age of Exploration Shaped Modern Civilization.  
     National Geographic. MentalFloss.com. April 2017
Sesame Street's Controversial Early Years  
     
by Erin Blakemore JSTOR Daily April 2017
April is National Poetry Month
Make your own poetry!

Magnetic Poetry Kit - online
Performance / Slam Poetry:
        Sarah Kay performs "Jellyfish"

Favorite Poem Project  Americans saying poems they love.
Merriam-Webster Word of the Day. April 4, 2017  "gimcrack"
Beating Human Heart Tissue Grown From Spinach Leaves. 
Laura Geggel. LiveScience.com  March 2017
                     ---- WOW ! --- 
Sanctuary Cities Are as Old As The Bible. 
Ann Deslandes. JSTOR Daily. March 2017

City measure makes Newton a sanctuary for immigrants. 
Felicia Gans. BostonGlobe.com. Feb. 2017
                 discarded books comic
                                                                                                  Ron Barrett

Redefining 'Hot': The Dictionary

Katherine Rosman. The New York Times. access via Gale/Cengage (password: pawprints)
60 Stunning photos of girls going to school around the world. 
Alanna Vagianos, Damon Dahlen. Huffington Post. March 2017.   (#7, 54, and 58 are from USA; #7 is Chelsea, MA)
Why Drive-ins Were More Than Movie Theaters.
Erin Blakemoore. JSTOR Daily. March 18, 2017
Power, Resistance, and Katy Perry's Hair.
Erin Blakemoore. JSTOR Daily  March 11, 2017
Why Don't UPS Drivers Turn Left? 
Jake Rossen. Mental Floss. March 2017
What Do Ex-Presidents Do? Ask John Quincy Adams. 
Peter Feuerherd. JSTOR Daily. March 5, 2017
Cursive Is Making a Comeback.  
Karen Matthews. TIME. March 5, 2017    Cursive Quiz.   Sporcle quiz.
Women's History Month JSTOR Daily
Barack Obama Just Won the JFK Profile in Courage Award 
Chelsea Stone TeenVogue. March 2, 2017

JFK Library Profile in Courage Award
The Economist Explains: How to Make Sense of SnapChat  
by L.M. The Economist. March 2, 2017
The World's Cutest Mammal On The Brink  
James McDonald. JSTOR Daily 17 Feb. 2017
Opening Your Car Door Like the Dutch Do Can Save Cyclists' Lives.  
Kirstin Fawcett. MentalFloss.com 17 Feb. 2017
The Lesser-Known History of African American Cowboys.  
Katie Nodjimbadem Smithsonian.com Feb. 13, 2017
The Lesser-Known History of African American Cowboys.  Katie Nodjimbadem Smithsonian.com Feb. 13, 2017
Why Was February Chosen for Black History Month? Jake Rossen  Mental Floss online Feb. 1, 2017
It's Not Magical Realism: Bullets That Bloom  James MacDonald JSTOR Daily Feb. 3, 2017
Football Player : The Real Poop  from Shmoop.com What we really want to know ; )
(note Shmoop is an online learning/teaching product. NPS does not subscribe but much of their material is available for free - but with ads.)
The Important Civil Rights Activist You've Never Heard of   Erin Blakemore JSTOR Daily Feb. 2017
Jackie Robinson vs Paul Robeson: A Double Play for the Ages  by Peter Fuerherd. JSTOR Daily Jan. 31, 2017
What Are Executive Orders Anyway?  by Matthew Wills. JSTOR Daily  Jan. 31, 2017
Here's a Clear Sign You Might be Too Dependent on Your Phone  Yikes.  by Lindsay Holmes. The Huffington Post 1/26/2017  How Mr. Coffee Made Coffee Manly by Erin Blakemore JSTOR Daily Jan. 23, 2017
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CHS graduation 2017

CHS newspaper clip    Congratulations class of 2017!!!
                   Ben 
                   Devonte 
                   Gabe 
                   Haley
                   Jarrod
                   John 
 
                  Jonathan
                   Kayleigh 
                   
Shay   

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