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Sagamore Middle School

Student Resources - English Language Arts



Advertising and Values
Frequently Asked Advertising Questions - from the Federal Trade Commission
Modern Advertising - from Wikipedia
You are Here - In our virtual mall, you can play games, design ads, chat with customers and store owners,
and much more. You’ll learn key consumer concepts,
such as how advertising affects you, how you benefit when businesses compete, how (and why) to protect your information, and how to spot scams.
In preparation for reading Diary of Anne Frank and 
The Cage, these are links to information about
modern genocide. 
In addition, use the VRC for background reading.
Under the Magazines and Newspaper Heading, look
at Gale Newstand (Infotrac) and ProQuest K-12. Use keyword searching and connecting words. Example: Malala AND education, or Malala AND Human Rights, etc.
Greek Gods and Goddesses
Ancient Greek Gods - from the British Museum
Gallery of the Gods - facts at a glance
Greek Gods Video Intro - 4 min. animated intro to the major gods and goddesses
Greek Religion and the Gods - interactive 
Odyssey Online: Greece - interactive experience

Ancient Greek Myths Part 1- Arachne, Daedalus and Icarus, Theseus and the Minotaur

Ancient Greek Myths Part 2 - Demeter and Perseus

Ancient Greek Myths Part 3 - Twelve labors of Heracles

Ancient Greek Myths Part 4 - Aphrodite and the Trojan War, Jason and the Golden Fleece, Pandora and the Faulty Casket

Olympians Rule! - author George O'Connor          Additional resources for fun!

Kwanzaa - from
Holidays of the Middle East  Note: Islam follows a lunar calendar that is not corrected according to the solar calendar. Therefore, holidays occur at different times throughout the year and may occur in the winter.
Idiom Site - an alphabetical listing of common idioms, including their meaning.
Idiom Connection - includes quizzes
Idiom Game - select your options and levels, and paint the picture by correctly answering questions about idioms.
BrainPop - Movie, questions, and activities about idioms. Ask Mrs. Bucher for the log-in information if you need it.

Zoom Inventors and Inventions 
Magic - Harry Houdini
Harry Houdini Biography - includes videos
Wild About Harry - biography and tricks
Houdini Timeline - 3 separate pages
Houdini Primary Sources - primary sources from the Library of Congress
Harry Houdini article from Wikipedia - there are great images in this article
Great Escapes - from American Memory at the Library of Congress
Number the Stars

The American Presidency

White House presidents

Presidential Portraits 

Presidents of the United States

American President: A Reference Resource

Kids InfoBits
 - Magazine/Newspaper heading in the VRC, select the People heading
America the Beautiful
 - History/Geography heading in the VRC, Select U.S. Topics, then Presidents



All Natural Disasters - - Click on your disaster for additional information
Wilderness Survival - all types of survival tips!
Survival Guide - more tips on survival including shelters, food, and more.
Google Help
Google Cheat Sheets - from Docs to Sheets to Slides and more! Helpful tips to help you navigate the ins and outs of the most popular Google products.