Tuesday, June 26, 2012
You'll log the books you read online and earn prizes! Don't miss the fun. You have to read a little anyway!!!
In fact, if you're in grades 9 through 12 at Andover High School you have to read The Book Thief. We have tons of copies on hand. We're even hosting a couple of book discussion groups over the summer! For more info visit theAHS Required Summer Reading page.
Doherty Middle School's Reading List is available online.
Wood Hill Middle School's Reading List is available online.
Assignments/Tours/Visits to the Library
If students can connect in cyberspace, so can we! It's always helpful if we have advance notice of assignments, so use this page to let us know about upcoming projects. Questions? Call 978-623-8401 x56 or email us.
MHL and Andover Lists
Links to Teen Reading Sites
- Art and Artists
- Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Reference Help
- Government and History
- Math and Computers
- MCAS Practice Tests
- Mythology, Folklore, Legends
- News and Weather
- Science and Nature
- Science Fair Projects
- Social Studies
- http://www.bergerfoundation.ch/ Visit world art treasures at the Berger Foundation site.
- http://www.biography.com Biography.com has more than 25,000 biographies from the A&E television network.
- http://www.bartleby.com/141/ Visit the Elements of Style online, the writer's classic reference book.
- http://www.factmonster.com/ Factmonster is the place to check if you need to know.
- http://www.onelook.com/ Onelook allows you to look up words in 118 electronic dictionaries all at once!
- http://www.pdictionary.com/ Need a picture? Visit the Internet Picture Dictionary and you'll find it.
- http://www.rhymezone.com/ Use Rhymezone to find rhyming words, synonyms, definitions, and more.
- http://www.infoplease.com/ The Information Please Almanac, an almanac of facts and figures.
- http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/ From Revolution to Reconstruction is a site where you'll find information on American History from the colonial period until Modern Times.
- http://www.about.com/homework/ Find historical information fast!
- http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/students/ National Geographic Kids has an entire homework help site.
- http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs The US Historical Documents Archive contains the text of famous speeches, songs and documents.
- http://www.whitehouse.gov/ Visit the White House.
- http://www.uscourts.gov/ Learn about US courts.
- http://www.mass.gov/ Visit the Massachusetts Government web site.
- http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/ Eyewitness to History brings history to life through the eyes of those who lived it. The eyewitness accounts include audio clips.
- http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/ARTFL/forms_unrest/inflect.query.html Verb conjugation made easy.
- http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/collections/comphist/ The Smithsonian's Computer History Collection online.
- http://www.bpl.org/teens/mcas/index.htm Take some MCAS practice tests.
- http://towerweb.net/mythology/links.shtml Classical Mythology: Links to the top 10 Classical Mythology Websites.
- http://news.yahoo.com/ Yahoo's news site.
- http://www.wunderground.com/ Check the Weather Underground for weather all the time.
- http://www.andovertownsman.com/ Andover's weekly newspaper, the Andover Townsman.
- http://www.eagletribune.com/ Another local paper, the Lawrence Eagle Tribune.
- http://www.eskimo.com/~billb/amasci.html Visit Amateur Science for science projects and much more.
- http://cellsalive.com/ Cells Alive provides you with all the biology help you'll ever need.
- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/ The coolest science site around.
- http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/humanbo.html More links to human body sites than you can imagine.
- http://www.learner.org/exhibits/ This is a great site for all types of information.
- http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/ Science World contains biographies of scientists.
- http://www.webelements.com/ Web Elements periodic table and more.
- http://www.ipl.org/div/projectguide/ Internet Public Library Science Fair Resource Guide
- http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/ All Science Fair Projects with complete instructions!
- http://www.mhl.org/resources/guides/science_projects.htm Science Project Help on the Web
- http://dir.yahoo.com/government/countries/ Yahoo country site with links to government, tourism, and other agencies.
- https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html The World Fact Book online.
- http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/ Country information from the United Nations.
- http://www.50states.com/ Information on each of the 50 states.
- http://www.nativeculturelinks.com/indians.html Native American culture with links to different sites.
- http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/index.html The Perry-Castaneda Map Collection. Find maps of just about anywhere in the world. Also has some historical maps.
- http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/states.html The Color Landform Atlas of the United States. Great for topographical and other types of maps.
- http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/Vision/index.html NASA's site for space information.
- http://www.nineplanets.org/ The Nine Planets presents a multimedia tour of our galaxy.
- http://www.solarviews.com/ Solar Views gives lots of information and pictures about the planets.
- College Advice
- Cool Stuff
- Search Engines/Guides
- Amazon.com: Amazon.com's Teen Section
- Novelist: a database of great reads.
- Reading Rants!: gives lists of good books.
- Teen Ink: Published both on the Web and in print, and seen by hundreds of thousands of teenagers. Send your work to them!
- College Source: College Source is a virtual library representing 29,274 college catalogs.
- Learn a Test: Visit Learn a Test to take practice tests and tutorials. There's immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.
- Collegeboard.com: Visit Collegeboard.com for information from the people who bring you the SATS.
- FinAid: This is the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.
- Mapping Your Future: a guide to planning your life.
- Peterson's: Peterson's information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration.
- Collegenet: Collegenet brings you more than 1,500 customized Internet admissions applications for college and university programs.
- My College Guide: My College Guide enables you to search for schools by location, size and cost. Ask questions of the Admissions Guru.
- Do Something: Change the world. Do something.
- Game Genie: a complete gaming site.
- Mapping Your Future: a guide to planning your life.
- The Student Center: chat rooms, music and more.
- Talklisten.org: Feeling lonely, frustrated, depressed? Visit talklisten.org.
- Teen Ink: Teen Ink is a monthly magazine, website, and book series all written by teens for teens.
- Teensurfer: center of the Teen Universe on the web, with free adds, entertainment, chat, free homework help & much more.
- WWE: official site of the World Wrestling Federation, now known as World Wrestling Entertainment.
- YO! Youth Outlook: award-winning literary journal of youth life in the Bay Area. Featuring in-depth reporting pieces and first-person essays, comic strips and poetry pages.
- Girls Life Magazine: an online magazine about --you guessed it--girls.
- iemily: the place for girl's health.
- Teens Health: one of the largest health sites with articles and information approved by doctors.
- Allmusic: Discover the artists, the albums and lots of related links for all types of music at Allmusic.com.
- Billboard Online: check out the charts and reviews of new music.
- Internet Movie Database: new releases, biographies & more.
- Movie Mistakes: Find out what movies contain the most mistakes and report on ones that you find.
- Movies.go: brings you reviews, news, previews, and more.
- MTV Online: the Music Television Station on the web.
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- The WB network: news about your favorite WB TV shows.
- Amnesty International: Get involved in helping to ensure human rights around the world.
- NBC News: all the news, sports and weather you can handle.
- SERVEnet: Through SERVEnet, you can enter your zip code, city, state, skills, interests, and availability and be matched with organizations needing help.
- Google: a search engine which sorts hits by relevancy.
- Metacrawler: a meta-search engine for more efficient web searching.
- My Virtual Reference Desk: reference books at the click of your mouse.
- Yahoo: a subject guide to the Internet.
- Andover Youth Services: find out what's happening with AYS.
Jobs, Careers &
How to Pay for College
Volunteer Opportunities 2012
Memorial Hall Library Memorial Hall Library has a vibrant "Volunteen" program. Applications will be available May 21, 2012 and are due June 14, 2012.
Andover Historical Society http://www.andoverhistorical.org/ "The Amos Blanchard House and Barn Museum in downtown Andover, Massachusetts, recreates the life and times of a typical middle-class family of the early 19th century. Educational programs and changing exhibits explore many aspects of Andover's fascinating 350-year history." There are many volunteer opportunities.
Andover Senior Center www.andoverseniorcenter.org/ASCVolunteer.htm "A strong core of volunteers makes it possible for us to provide a wide variety of programs and services" for the senior citizens in Andover.
League of Women Voters of Andover/North Andover www.lwv-andovers.org/contact.html The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Andona Society www.andona.org The Andona Society is a "volunteer, non-profit organization that has raised thousands of dollars from the generous local businesses and residents of the Andover community. These funds have been distributed to enhance educational, athletic and cultural enrichment programs offered to young people in Andover."
Big Brothers Big Sisters http://www.bbbsa.org/ "High school juniors and seniors provide elementary student Littles with one-on-one time and attention."
Do Something http://www.dosomething.org/ "Do Something is an organization that helps you get involved in your community."
VolunteerMatch http://www.volunteermatch.org/ VolunteerMatch is a nonprofit organization that helps connect volunteers with nonprofit and community organizations.
Special Olympics http://www.specialolympicsma.org/volunteercorner.php The Special Olympics "depends upon countless volunteers every year to train and support thousands of athletes who participate in Special Olympics throughout the year in the state of Massachusetts."
Learn About Jobs and Careers
BLS Career Information http://www.bls.gov/k12/ "Find careers you might like based on your favorite subjects in school."
Guide to the Business of Babysitting www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/babysitting/ "Learn how to be a great babysitter."
Job Corps http://jobcorps.doleta.gov/ "Job Corps… helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money and take control of their lives." Click on "Regions and States" to find information about local offices.
Occupational Outlook Handbook www.bls.gov/oco "See how much demand there is for the jobs you’re interested in. Find out what education and training you need."
Business, Trade and Technical Schools www.rwm.org/rwm "Information on schools in all 50 states arranged by state, then by training occupation."
JobHuntersBible.com http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/counseling/ "Links to online career and personality tests compiled by Richard Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?. "
The Princeton Review Career Quiz http://www.princetonreview.com/cte/quiz/career_quiz1.asp "This quiz determines a general area that the test-taker has an interest in. It also links to a more in-depth career profile which is not free."
The Career Key http://careerkey.org "The Career Key goes through the skills and abilities needed for careers the individual is interested in and rates the test taker in personality areas. It provides descriptions of jobs that match the different personality types."
Find a Paying Job
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Labor: Youth Employment http://www.mass.gov/lwd/labor-standards/dls/youth-employment Information on getting a work permit for minors between the ages of 14-17, as well as laws regulating minors’ work hours and occupation restrictions.
Teens4hire http://www.teens4hire.org/jobtips.asp http://www.teens4hire.org/resource_qualities.asp http://www.teens4hire.org/resource_resume_tips.asp http://www.teens4hire.org/articles/top_places_job.asp http://www.teens4hire.org/articles/job_titles.asp Especially good for tips on landing that job!
SnagAJob.com http://www.snagajob.com/ Search for part-time and hourly jobs by zip code. Caution: There are lots of ads, so be careful where you click. Double-Caution: If it seems too good to be true it probably is a scam! You can’t make $1,500 a month working part-time from home.
Your Rights at Work
Youth at Work: US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission http://www.youth.eeoc.gov/ Learn about your rights and responsibilities as an employee.
Paying for College
200 Free Scholarships for Minorities http://www.blackexcel.org/200-Scholarships.html Links to various scholarship opportunities.
Fastweb http://www.fastweb.com/ "FastWeb lists more than 1.3 million scholarships worth $3 billion. Create a personal profile to receive a list of exactly those scholarships matching your skills and interests."
FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid http://www.finaid.org/ This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web.
FinancialAidTips.org http://www.financialaidtips.org/ "David Bernstein is a former financial aid counselor who offers lots of commonsense advice and guidance for students seeking financial aid." Includes a useful glossary of financial aid terms.
SRN Express: Scholarship Resource Network Express http://directory.edvisors.com/Colleges_and_Universities/Financial_Aid/Scholarships/SRN_Express_75443.html "Scholarship Resource Network Express contains a database of over 8,000 programs with a distribution level of over 150,000 awards for undergraduate and postgraduate students worth a total of more than $35 million!"
US Department of Education: Financial Aid Information http://www.ed.gov/finaid/landing.jhtml?src=ln "A guide for students about grants, loans, work-study, and tax credits for education and how to apply for them. The site includes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online registration form as well as information on Direct Loans and Defaulted Student Loans."