Monday, March 28, 2011

Career Cruising Assignment (Alonzo)

From school computers only:

Click here for The LAUSD Digital Library.
Then click on Career Cruising!


When you're at home:

1. CA Career Zone
You can search for an occupation, scroll down to Colleges and Training, and click on the titles/categories for a list of schools.
(Offers the same kind of info. as Career Cruising, but it's free so you can access it from home.)

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics - You can search for a profession on this government website as well.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Photojournalism Project - Harte

Goals:

  • Investigate your topic through newspaper articles, books, & websites.
  • Answer the questions you listed under "What I want to know."
  • Learn something interesting about your topic!
  • Write down at least 3 facts, statistics, or quotes (from experts) that you think would make your newspaper article better.
Google Tips:
- Try Google News Archives (From Google:  "News archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives.")
- Under Advanced Search,
           try searching within site or domain .edu or .org
           try typing in UNwanted words

Statistics:



US Dept. Of Labor -- Consumer Expenditure Survey





Website ideas by research topic:

Women & Baseball
NY Times Article w/ stats for girls playing high school baseball
National Federation of State High School Associations --Data about participation in high school sports

Plaid:
Divorce:
Census Bureau Statistics: Scroll down to "Marital Status of the Population 15 Years Old and Over, by Sex and Race: 1950 to Present"

Farmers Markets::
  • From EBSCO Database: "Farmers markets seek wider niche in a craggy economy: Buying locally even in hard times appears to be a growing trend"  Item: 2W62W62559039678
  • Certified Farmers Markets in LA
Soccer:
US Youth Soccer stats

Shopping as Stress Relief:
"Stress Relief for Caregivers" - advice from a mother of a child with special needs
Research from psychologist at Harvard University




Ways to start your feature article, from johnwatsonsite.com:
Narrative
The narrative lead tells a story.
Sometimes a short piece, often from the writer's own experience, will lead the reader into the article.
Though it is also descriptive, the narrative lead is more like a play with a scene, characters and dialogue.


Description
Descriptive leads often focus on what it feels like to be at an event by highlighting the sights, sounds, textures, tastes and smells that evoke clear images in the mind of the reader.

Direct Address
This is when the writer tries to engage the reader immediately. This can be done by asking questions or asking the reader to imagine something in particular. It is as though the writer is expecting some direct response from the reader.

Shocking Statement
This type of lead is also known as ' the teaser ' .
A shocking or striking statement is one that will produce a strong response in the reader. Often it will challenge some accepted belief, or simply be provocative. Statistics are often effective.
It involves the reader by building suspense before revealing the focus of the story.

Quotation
A relevant and effective quotation can introduce the reader to the theme of the article. The quote should compel the reader to go further into the story.

Question
Should be used only when the question relates directly to the Feature angle and compels the reader to seek the answers further in the story. Unfortunately, most question leads can be answered with another question.








    Friday, March 18, 2011

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    Of Mice and Men: Library & Map Project (Powell)

    BOOKS:
    We have many books on the assigned topics!
    Go to our online library catalogue to search for books, or check the table next to the computers.

    DATABASES:
    Go to the LAUSD Digital Library, and from that page try these databases:
    • Facts on File
    • ABC-CLIO
    • Brittanica Online
    • Salem Press History
    WEBSITES:
    Wikipedia's okay for an informal project, but you would not be able to cite it in a formal paper.  (In college, for example!)  If you use Wikipedia for this project, make sure you use at least 2 other sources as well!
    The Great Depression (University of Illinois)
    Digital History - 1930's (University of Houston)
    The New Deal Network (Roosevelt Institute)
    American Memory from the Library of Congress
    Timeline of the 1930's
    Treatment of Mentally Disabled

    Interested in a PBS Documentary about the Dustbowl?  (Best to view at home or at lunch, since it's long!)

    Click here for some pictures from The Depression

    Wednesday, March 9, 2011

    Career Quiz: Worksheet (Loiacono)

    Click on LAUSD Digital Library and follow the directions on your worksheet!


    Since the Career Cruising site is down, you have 3 options:

    1.  CA Career Zone
    You can search for an occupation, scroll down to Colleges and Training, and click on the titles/categories for a list of schools.

    (Offers the same kind of info. as Career Cruising, but it's free so you can access it from home.)
    2.  In LAUSD Digital Library,
    click on Facts on File, then scroll down and click on Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.

    3.  Bureau of Labor Statistics - You can search for a profession on this government website as well.




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    Sunday, March 6, 2011

    Thursday, March 3, 2011

    Lyrics (Websites)

    These websites might let you copy & paste the lyrics:

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