Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Battles of WWII

Using the resources below, you are to research 5 specific World War II battles.  

Invasion of Poland
Operation Barbarossa
Invasion of France
Battle of Britain 
Battle of the Bulge
D-Day (US)
Pearl Harbor (US)
Battle of Stalingrad
Battle of Midway (US)
Invasion of the Philippines (US)

Research needed in your Google Site: 

Include Title of presentation
Who is involved?
Explain what happened during this event
When did it happen?
Where did it occur?
What were the causes of the event?
What were the effects?
Provide 7-10 visual representations of your topic: pictures, maps, graphs, etc 
Include Youtube clip
Websites need to be cited - put in your own words

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Spice Project - Brecher

The Spice of Life

You will research and explore a spice or herb for classroom use. 
Using the links and materials provided you will answer the following questions: 

What does your herb or spice taste like? 

Where does your spice/herb originate from? How does it grow? 

What are some products, dishes and or cuisines that are usually paired with this herb or spice? 

What other herbs or spices does your herb/spice pair well with? 

Does your herb or spice have any non food functions? How much does this herb or spice cost? Why should someone use it in a dish? 

The SpiceHouse (prices) 




Benefits of Herbs&Spices

The Epicenture


In addition to these resources the library has many print sources that can assist you in finding this information.
Please ask for help if you need it :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


IB Dance

IB Dance Research 
IB Dance - Research
History Origin & Current Context- Describe how your dances came to be and how they evolved into modern day society.
- Clearly explain who created them, where and when they were created, why they were created and how  they were created.
- Discuss the evolution of the styles from inception to its current context.
- When discussing the current context, explain how these dances function today, in present day society.  For example, what purpose do they serve: social, political, spiritual/religious?  How does this evolved state compare to its original purpose? 

Dance Elements 

In a paragraph or two, discuss both dance styles' distinguishing elements, including:
- Dominant Dynamics - The dominant Laban Effort Actions include......
- Main Body Initiations
- Outstanding Movement
- Levels
- Musicality/Music
- Typical length of a piece
- Costumes, Make Up

The Critique

Complete a well developed analysis of a video clip or live performance of your second dance style.

The Interview

Investigate your unfamiliar dance style by interviewing a dance, dance teacher, dance researcher, dance historian or choreographer in the unfamiliar dance style.  
Your first assignment is to contact a person to interview. 


Start with a strong topic sentence, linking the two styles together.
Write the body of your paragraph - include the following:
- who began the dance
- when it began
- who watched it
- purpose it served, how it was evolved  and what purpose it now serves
Include MLA cited sentences
Current context
Conclusive sentence

Finding an Unfamiliar Style - Videos:

La Belle au Bois Dormant (Jonas, p. 134)
Interview with Tamasaburo (Jonas p. 136)
Commedia Dell' Arte (Jonas, p. 155)
Pas de Quatre (Jonas, p. 158)

List of Choreographers: 

  1. Alvin Ailey, modern
  2. Fred Astaire, Broadway, tap
  3. Josephine Baker, burlesque, theatre
  4. George Balanchine, ballet
  5. Don Campbell, locking
  6. Jack Cole, theatrical jazz
  7. Dean Collins, swing
  8. Merce Cunningham, modern
  9. Ruth St. Denis, modern
  10. Charles Louis Didelot, ballet
  11. Isadora Duncan, modern
  12. Agnes de Mille, ballet, theatre
  13. Jacques d’Amboise, ballet
  14. Katherine Dunham, modern
  15. Norberto Esprez, Tango
  16. Bob Fosse, musical theatre, jazz
  17. Lois Fuller, modern, lighting
  18. Antonio Gades, Spanish Flamenco
  19. Gus Giordano, jazz
  20. Martha Graham, modern
  21. Savion Glover, tap
  22. Tatsumi Hijikata, Butoh, Japanese dance
  23. Gregory Hines, tap, theatre
  24. Lester Horton, modern, Native American, jazz
  25. Doris Humphrey, modern
  26. Judith Jamison, modern, ballet
  27. Bill T. Jones, modern, ballet
  28. Rudolph Laban, Laban
  29. Jose Limon, modern
  30. Frankie Martinez, salsa
  31. Mario Maya, Flamenco
  32. Mia Michaels, jazz, contemporary dance
  33. Alex Moore, ballroom
  34. Mark Morris, modern, ballet
  35. Vaslav Fomich Nijinsky, ballet
  36. Christian Oviedo, Latin
  37. Pearl Primus, modern
  38. Kimia Ravangar, Iranian dance
  39. Gerome Robbins, classical ballet, contemporary musical theatre
  40. Bill Robinson, tap
  41. 41.  Jimmy Slyde, tap, jazz
  42. 42.  Sylvia Sykes, swing
    43.  Paul Taylor, modern
    44.  Hong Ten, breakdancing
    45.  Twyla Tharp, modern, theatre
    46.  Eddie Torres, salsa
    47.  John Weaver, pantomime
    48.  Mary Wigman, modern
Research Sources:::

Fine Arts and Music Database

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

World War 1 Project

You will be researching one of the topics below and creating a Google Slide presentation to present to the rest of the class.

World War 1 Facts 

World War 1 pictures from 100 years later

Life in the Trenches

War and Medicine

War in the Air

War at Sea

Poison Gas

Weapons and New Technology

Art and War

Project Requirements:

Presentations should have at least 4 slides with a picture on each slide

Each slide should have 2-3 sentences explaining the topic

Presentation is organized and concepts are understood 

Google Slides 

5 points extra credit for class presentation

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Serial Killer Project

You will research the historical attributes of a specific serial killer, create a PowerPoint presentation, print out your power point and then present your report to the class.

Use the following links to help with your research:

David Berkowitz
                                                            Nicholas Claux
Ted Bundy
                                                             Vlad Dracula
Ed Kemper
                                                             Ian Brady/Myra Hindley
Peter Kurten
                                                             Albert Fish
Ed Gein
                                                             Charles Manson
Andrei Chikatilo
                                                              Henry Lee Lucas                                                            
Marybeth Tinning
                                                             Jeffrey Dahmer
Jack the Ripper'
                                                             Nannie Doss
Ted Kaczynski
                                                             Fritz Haarmann
Arthur Shawcross
                                                            John Wayne Gacy
Richard Ramirez
                                                            John Christie
Albert Desalvo
                                                            Mary Ann Cotton
Dorothea Puente 
                                                           Wayne Williams
H.H. Homes

You can also review the information available in our databases:

Find It 
Username: lbhs
Password: library

You can also see what is available for your subject in the following website:


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Monroe Doctrine and the War of 1812

Use the following sources to conduct research on your topic.



This links you to the databases available 
There are 4 databases that can help you with your research: 

US History in Context ****
US History Collection 
World History in Context ****
Biography in Context 

The ** databases are very easy to navigate use a search such as "war of 1812" or "Monroe Doctrine"  and you will open a page with multiple types of sources on the subject. 

Biography in Context is another excellent source search for information by using a person of interest's name in the search bar.  You can search last name or first name first.

Library of Congress - Monroe Doctrine

Library of Congress - War of 1812