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

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Pie Pie Pie Pie Pie

Pie Lesson - Brecher

Pie Lesson - Mr. Brecher
Your task is to research the origin and ingredients of your assigned pie to help you become proficient in describing and ultimately creating a pie in class. Remember to write down the citation information for each resource that you use during your research.  Use the websites and databases available to you in the library.  This activity will count as a quiz grade.  As you research your pie, please respond to the following questions:

Pie Lesson Slides

Describe the taste of your pie (10 points)

Identify the composition of this pie: (10 points)
- Filling, Topping and Crust
What is the origin of your pie? Identify the region or country of your pie: (10 points)
At what point during the meal would you serve this pie? How would you classify your pie? (Sweet or Savory)  What is the ideal temperature to serve this pie?

Please describe in detail a variation of your pie.  Apply your knowledge and experience with gourmet foods and build on the knowledge you acquired today to create an original variation of the pie with a modern twist. (10 points)

List of Resources (30 points)

Fill in the information below for each website you found today. (Additional forms are available if needed)
1. Full name of the author of the site (if available) 

2. Name of the article on the website (if available)

3. Name of the website (for example: CNBC or Discover Channel

4. The publisher or sponsor of the site (for example: ehow or National Geographic)

5. The publication or last revised date of the site (hint: usually found at the bottom of the site)

6. The actual address or URL of the site (for example:

7. The date you viewed the site (for example: May 7, 2012)
Exit Activity (20 points)
List one interesting fact about pies and share with the class

Resources - Pie History
Everything Pies
This site provides a brief history of pie and many individual pie facts.

This site includes recipes and healthy eating links.

What’s Cooking America?
This site includes a comprehensive list of individual pie histories and links to recipes.

Food Timeline
This site includes a general overview of pie and pie history.  It also lists recipes and interesting facts about pies.

Derby Pie

History of Pie

Database - Culinary Arts

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Senior English Debate

Please use the following link to access the databases


This gives you access to all the databases available in the High School
Username:  lbhs
Password: library

The databases:

Opposing Viewpoints in Context will give clear concise arguments for and against each of the topics

Research in Context also has a page for each of these topics