New non-fiction materials available in the Middle School Library include:
The American Indian Experience by Liz Sonneborn, The Worst Floods of all time by Terri Dougherty, The Worst Wildfires of all time by Suzanne Garbee, Australia by Jean F. Blashfield, Tragedy in Tucson by Aimme Houser
New Fiction books available in the library:
The Kill Order by James Dashner, Rush for the Gold by John Feinstein, Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Princess Academy: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale, The Fire by James Patterson, Game Changers by Mike Lupica, Christmas After All by Kathryn Lasky, Shatterproof by Roland Smith, Crush by Gary Paulsen and Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
New Biography books:
Upclose: Bill Gates, Albert Pujols, Hillary Duff, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearnance of Amelia Earhart, and 12 Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali
Interactive Websites for Reading, Math and Science from Mississippi Bend AEA
Resources Available through Iowa Public Television
- http://pbs.org/freedomriders/ Freedom Riders is the powerful, harrowing, and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever.
- http://iptv.org/iowastories/ Lost in History: Alexander Clark
- http://www.pbs.org/secrets/ Secrets of the Dead, part detective story, part true-life drama.
- http://www.mission-us.org/ Mission US: A revoluntionary way to learn history–Social Studies for grades 5-9
- http://mathbydesign.thinkport.org/ Math by Design is an interactive site where students can become architects and build virtual environments using geometry and measurement skills.–Math for grades 5-9
- http://knowitall.org/artopia Artopia is a web-based arts experiance designed for grades 5-9, covering the visual and performing arts.
- http://www.iptv.org/iowaoutdoors Iowa Outdoors–includes videos, stories and many teacher resources with links.
- http://www.aea9.k12.ia.us/ Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency–This site allows you to order materials, signup for classes, workshops, etc. (See LMC Staff or Office for username and password)
- http://www.maquoketa.lib.ia.us/ Maquoketa Public Library serves the educational and cultural needs of the community. It also works with the School District in providing services for the students.
- http://www.maquoketachamber.com/ Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce–Maquoketa is a place where anyone can walk and talk, wine and dine, a city that cares and a city that shares. The Chamber site has information about events, places to go and so much more.
- http://www.jciahs.com/index.html/ Jackson County Historical Society–Historical and Genealogical information about Jackson County. In the Clinton Engines Building, historical artifacts from the Clinton Engines era in Maquoketa. Located on the Jackson County Fairgrounds and the old Clinton Engines Building.
- http://www.eicc.edu/ Eastern Iowa Community College District–Provides information to current adnprospective students on course schedules, athletics, financial aid, etc.
- http://www.kirkwood.cc.ia.us/ Kirkwood Community College–Offers more than 100 career and college transfer programs. Campuses in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Monticello.
- http://www.nicc.edu/ Northeast Iowa Community College–NICC, located in Peosta, Calmar and Dubuque, IA is dedicated to the students educational success. A campus is close to your home and work, featuring high quality programs with a price tag you can afford.
- http://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ State Library of Iowa–You can search the library catalogs in the State of Iowa and databases.
Primary Sources in Your Back Pocket:
These sites contain primary sources collections that can be used for quality research.
- National Archives– http://www.archives.gov and http://www.archives.gov/education,
- Smithsonian Institution– http://www.smithsonian.org and http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/index.html
- Library of Congress– http://www.loc.gov , http://memory.loc.gov and http://www.loc.gov/teachers,
- F.R.E.E. Federal Resources for Educational Excellence– http://www.free.ed.gov and
- Teaching History– http://teachinghistory.org
- Steps to Designing Inquiry-Based Units http://www.docstoc.com/docs/document-preview.aspx?doc_id=41925940
- Maquoketa Public Library http://www.maquoketa.lib.ia.us The public library serves the educational needs of the community. They are working with the school district in providing resources for students. Check out the Library website for more information.
- Maquoketa Area Chamber of Commerce http: //maquoketachamber.com
- KMAQ Radio http://www.kmaq.com
- Jackson County Historical Society http://jciahs.com/index.html