News from the WHS Library
Access the WHS Library's databases on your mobile device!
Get the App for the WHS Library Databases!Click here to access this app, which will give you free access to the WHS Library's databases on your iPhone, Android, iPod Touch or iPad! Ask the library media specialist for the one-time password.
YALSA 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults
Click here to view the 2015 list of Best Fiction for Young Adults recommended by the Young Adult Library Services Association.
School Library Month
April is School Library Month! School libraries change lives. Click here to read the Declaration for the Right to Libraries.
Meet the Author Day
The WHS Library hosted a Meet the Author Day on Tuesday, March 17th. Students were able to meet local author, Jo Ramsey, view her latest young adult books, and learn about the book publishing process!
National History Day
On March 4th, the Winthrop High School Social Studies Department displayed the 2015 National History Day Projects created by students in social studies classes, grades 9-12. Family, friends, and the community were invited to view student projects and to speak with students.
For National History Day, students picked a historical topic of their choice that related to this year's NHD theme: Leadership and Legacy in History. Since the fall, WHS history teachers have collaborated with the WHS librarian to provide students with opportunities to conduct primary and secondary research, use databases, and create annotated bibliographies. After analyzing their sources, students chose to present their work in one of four ways: creating an exhibit, website, documentary, or performance.
WHS National History Day Projects
Below is an exhibit created by a WHS student who came in first place at the Regional and State History Day Competition and qualified for the National History Day Competition in Washington D.C.:
Click here to view a slideshow of History Day projects created by WHS students. At the Regional History Day Competition, the following WHS projects received Honorable Mentions: the documentary on the Media and the Vietnam War, website on the Beatles, and the exhibit on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Below is the exhibit:
WHS Readers' Advisory - Recommended Books
Books Recommended by WHS Faculty
Looking for a good book to read? Listed below are WHS faculty's favorite books. Please click the links to read a description about each book.
Ms. Benvenuto- Bossypants by Tina Fey
Videos and Podcasts
Informational handouts and examples of MLA formatted papers, in-text citations, and Works Cited pages.
Handouts of information about History Day
Information about evaluating web sites and avoiding plagiarism
Powerpoint on how to evaluate websites