Thursday, May 10, 2018

Research Project Resources

Hello! To continue our exploration, we will start to take notes on our topics using the sources linked on these pages. Each source is numbered to make identifying it on your chart easier. (I keep adding NEW sources.)

Research questions.
1.What information about animals / homelessness / veterans (in our community) can make a difference if more people knew about it?

2.While you are researching, take notes on:
-What information made you go “wow” or “that’s interesting!”?
-Why would this information make other people care more about this issue?

To get started, click on the links above and start your notes!

IF you are making a video for your project, use this Flipgrid page: https://flipgrid.com/b210e5

Homelessness Research Links



New
9. Homelessness in America: Overview of Data and Causes
https://www.nlchp.org/documents/Homeless_Stats_Fact_Sheet
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, 2015

10. 7 Myths About Homeless People, Huffington Post, updated Dec 2017
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/03/7-things-homeless-people-not-true_n_5206475.html

11.  Homelessness in Maine down, shelters still full, WGME, April 2017
http://wgme.com/news/in-depth/homelessness-in-maine-down-shelters-still-full

12. What do homeless vets look like? NPR - photo essay, 2014


Previous
1.
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Data, Map
February 20, 2018


2.
A Look at Early Childhood Homelessness
Infographic
HHS Administration for Children & Families
2013, 2014


3.
Definition of Homelessness (from McKinney-Vento Homeless Act)
Federal Government, State of Maine
Text
2015


4.
Bangor Area Shelter Testimonials (from homeless people)
Text
2018


5.

“An Unlikely Friendship Reignites 2 Artists' Ambitions” NPR Radio story (3 minutes) 2017
https://www.npr.org/2017/11/03/561642158/an-unlikely-friendship-reignites-2-artists-ambitions

6.

“Faces of Santa Ana” promo to make a documentary about Brian Peterson and the homeless people he paints from the above story
Vide0 2018 http://www.facesofsantaana.com/documentary/

7. National Alliance to End Homelessness Video 2017

ADVOCACY 101 MOTION GRAPHIC”

Text version: http://endhomelessness.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Organizing-Communities_FINAL.pdf

8.

Tedford Housing (Homeless shelter in Brunswick, ME)
2017 Annual report, including data and testimonials http://tedfordhousing.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/annual-report-2017-no-printer-marks.pdf

Veterans Research Links



New
World War II posters
Northwestern University Library
https://images.northwestern.edu/catalog?f[institutional_collection_title_facet][]=World+War+II+Poster+Collection+at+Northwestern+University+Library

World War 1: American Artists View the Great War
LIbrary of Congress
2016-17

7.
World War II Veteran Statistics: The National World War II Museum

8.
2017 Survey: Military Family Lifestyle (VIDEO - see Ms. Barker for a copy of the key findings)

9.

Is Enough Being Done to Prepare Veterans for Civilian Jobs? US News and World Report, 2015
https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/03/20/is-enough-being-done-to-prepare-veterans-for-civilian-jobs

10.
What do homeless vets look like? NPR - photo essay, 2014



1.
Veterans Day Data Boot Camp
US News and World Report
2014
Data/Text/Infographic

https://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2014/11/10/veterans-day-data-boot-camp

2.
Backstory Radio Podcast (audio)
2015: Originally aired in 2008
Two segments in particular:
-A History of War Veterans
-PTSD by Any Other Name
https://www.backstoryradio.org/shows/coming-home-3/

3.
World War 1: American Artists View the Great War
LIbrary of Congress
2016-17
https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/american-artists-view-the-great-war/online-exhibition.html

4.
The Changing Face of American’s Veteran Population
Pew Research
Text / Report
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/11/10/the-changing-face-of-americas-veteran-population/

5.
Maine Veterans Services (state agency)
https://www.maine.gov/veterans/index.html
Check out the "Latest News" section

6.
Boots to Roots
“The Need” with link to three reports about data about veterans in Maine

Animal Research Links



New

17. Coyote Lives in Maine: http://www.coyotelivesinmaine.com/






16. 

Ex-staffer alleges Lewiston shelter is killing more dogs than it has in the pastSource: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/05/11/ex-staffer-says-lewiston-shelter-is-killing-more-dogs-than-in-the-past/


15. 

Maine woman to serve 90 days in jail for keeping pit bull in ‘horrific’ conditions
Source: http://wgme.com/news/local/maine-woman-to-serve-90-days-in-jail-for-keeping-pit-bull-in-horrific-conditions


Previous

Animals
13.
Why do species become endandgered?

Wildlife
Any of Maine's endangered or threatened animals (birds, fish, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, or invertebrates)https://www.maine.gov/ifw/fish-wildlife/wildlife/endangered-threatened-species/listed-species.html

Specific animals

(2) Softshell clam

Green crab invasion:
http://mainepublic.org/post/maine-clam-farming-experiment-aims-protect-resource-green-crab-invasion

(3) Milky ribbon worm


(5) Alewife

(6) Moose

(7) Ticks

(8) River otters

9.
Organizations
Maine Friends of Animals

10.
Check out their legislation/campaigns page:

11.
Animal Activism:

12.
Why do species become endangered?



Monday, April 30, 2018

Check out my Germany trip videos!

Follow the link to watch some videos from my trip...use headphone or keep volume low.
Videos from Germany:  "Halo from Germany!" Flipgrid: https://flipgrid.com/9262b2

Friday, April 27, 2018

Assembly Expectations-What TO do, what NOT to do videos

Hello all!
To contribute a good/bad role play for our Assembly Expectations presentation, please go to this flipgrid link: https://flipgrid.com/beabbc

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Independent Time/Browse Activities

Choice Activities-quiet
Videos from Germany:  "Halo from Germany!" Flipgrid: https://flipgrid.com/9262b2
Ms. Barker will post videos from her trip as she is able. You can also record a response/question, but Ms. Barker will have to approve it before it posts. Keep it short and sweet!

1. Use catalog (link on the upper left Search our Catalog) to browse books to read and/or check out.
2. TumbleBooks Story Books, Read Alongs, Nonfiction or Playlists (use link on left; must use headphones)
3. Epic (go to this page for the Epic Classroom Code or look on board). It's most like reading a real book.
4. Storybird - create your own stories! (Log in on tables or on board)
5. Dance Mat Typing - learn and practice your keyboarding skills. Must use headphones!
6. Videos from the books we are reading:
-William Kamkwamba (6 minutes) The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: https://www.ted.com/talks/william_kamkwamba_how_i_harnessed_the_wind
-Another talk by him: https://www.ted.com/talks/william_kamkwamba_on_building_a_windmill