Thursday, October 24, 2013

Book Fair

The Book Fair is available online now at Please feel free to stop by as often as you like between now and November 12th, and encourage your friends to do the same. The holidays are just around the corner.

Get a pass from your favorite Book Club Member and visit October 28 - November 1st.

Elie Wiesel's Night Pathfinder


Altman, Linda Jacobs. Hidden teens, hidden lives: primary sources from the Holocaust. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 2010. Print. (In Media Center)
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Hitler Youth: growing up in Hitler's shadow. New York: Scholastic Nonfiction, 2005. Print. (In Media Center)
Berenbaum, Michael. Elie Wiesel: God, the Holocaust, and the children of Israel. West Orange, N.J.: Behrman House, 1994. Print.
Bloom, Harold. Elie Wiesel's Night. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2001. Print.

Zullo, Allan. Escape: children of the Holocaust. New York: Scholastic, 2009. Print.


Schwarz, Daniel R. "The Ethics Of Reading Elie Wiesel's Night." Style 32.2 (1998): 221. Literary Reference Center. Web. 24 Oct. 2013. 
Cohen, Boaz, and Rita Horváth. "Young Witnesses In The Dp Camps: Children's Holocaust Testimony In Context." Journal Of Modern Jewish Studies 11.1 (2012): 103-125. Academic Search Complete. Web. 24 Oct. 2013.
Anderson, Mark M. "The Child Victim As Witness To The Holocaust: An American Story?." Jewish Social Studies 14.1 (2007): 1-22.Sociological Collection. Web. 24 Oct. 2013.


Holocaust            Jew        Jewish  World War II      Genocide  Nazi  Ghetto   Concentration Camp                   

Web Sites

"Introduction to the Holocaust." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2013. <>.
"Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum." Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2013. <>.
"America and The Holocaust." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2013. <>.

"Elie Wiesel Biography." A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2013. <>.

For Further Research start with GALILEO ( and then move on to Google Books (

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Movie Editing with WeVideo

This basic tutorial will show you how to use to edit your movies and clips. You can create a slideshow or mash up several videos quickly and easily.

Teen Sex: It's Complicated

Huff Post Teen is fantastic! And, if you aren't reading it you're missing out. Don't let this amazing series written by teens like you pass you by. If you're interested in writing for our blog you can always email your submissions to samediacenter at gmail .com.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Go Animate Tutorial

This is a short tutorial that will give you the basic skills needed to create a bare bones animation. As always, let me know if you have questions.

Agenda App for Students

Need an app that will help you stay organized and keep you on top of your grades? Check out the Grades 3 App available for Android and Apple. It's just $1.99, but may be worth it.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hispanic Heritage Month 9/15 to 10/15

Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month - Viva Latina!

Books (available for checkout)
Alegría, Malín. Sofi Mendoza's guide to getting lost in Mexico. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2007. Print.
Calcines, Eduardo F.. Leaving Glorytown: one boy's struggle under Castro. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009. Print.
Carlson, Lori M., Manuel Ortiz, and Flavio Morais. Voices in first person: reflections on Latino identity. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008. Print.
Castañeda, Jorge G.. Ex Mex: from migrants to immigrants. New York: New Press :, 2007. Print.
Hill, Laban Carrick. America dreaming: how youth changed America in the sixties. New York, N.Y.: Little, Brown & Co., 2007. Print.
Kallen, Stuart A.. Che Guevara: you win or you die. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books, 2013. Print.
Márquez, Gabriel. One hundred years of solitude. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. Print.
Sanchez, Reymundo, and Sonia Rodriguez. Lady Q the rise and fall of a Latin queen. Chicago, Ill.: Chicago Review Press, 2008. Print.
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire. Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press, 2004. Print.
Serros, Michele. Scandalosa!. NY: Simon Pulse Teen Fiction, 2007. Print.

Smithsonian - Celebrating Hispanic Heritage, People & Places
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, discusses the changing demographics of the United States, talks with comedian George Lopez on humor and race, remembers a historic Little League Baseball team and highlights the food of Hispanic culture.

Library of Congress - Hispanic Heritage Month
Images, exhibits, audio, and video. - Hispanic Heritage Month
Brief biographies, photo gallery, classroom resources, trivia game, and more.

Gale, Cengage Learning - Hispanic Heritage
Activities, biographies, music, timeline, and quiz

Smithsonian - Hispanic Heritage Cultural Tour
Virtual tour, timeline, activities, quiz, and resources
Lesson Plans

Common Visions, Common Voices
Students in grades 9-12 analyze similarities and differences between cultures by investigating themes and motifs found in literature or visual arts.

Five Artists of the Mexican Revolution
Students in grades 9-12 research the events and personalities of the Mexican Revolution.
Smithsonian Education - Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources
Lessons for grades K-12.

PBS Teachers - Cultural Studies: Latino American/Chicano Studies
Lessons, activities, interactives, and videos for grades 6-12.

EDSITEment - National Hispanic Heritage Month
Four lessons for grades 6-12, plus recommended websites and background information.


  1. Identify ten Hispanic Americans who have made significant contributions to culture, literature, science, and government in Georgia and create a timeline of their accomplishments. Research the life and contributions of one of the Americans chosen and describe the nature and motivation for their contributions to the United States.
  2. Using demographic graphs and charts, identify the major areas in Georgia where there are concentrations of Hispanic populations. Research why people of Hispanic origin have chosen to congregate in those areas of Georgia.
  3. Using historical data and primary resources, create a model of life in Spanish Florida, in the 1700’s. How have those early Spanish influences had an impact upon life in Florida today?

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