African American History Month

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Feb 102017
 

The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s was one of the most important social movements in U.S. history. This African American History Month, meet the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement:

Emmett Till 1955 · The Montgomery Bus Boycott 1956 · The Little Rock Nine 1957 · Woolworth’s Lunch Counter 1960 · Freedom Riders 1961 · March on Washington 1963 · Freedom Summer 1964 · Chaney, Schwerner, and Goodman 1964 · Thurgood Marshall 1967

 

 

 

 

All available in the Middle School/High School Library.

Browse more civil rights books here.

The Hour of Code is Coming!

Beginning on Monday, December 5, the Hour of Code will return to TKCS! We will once again celebrate computer science week (Dec. 5-12) by dropping everything to spend one hour coding. Elementary students will code in place of their computer classes. Middle and high school students will code during their regular science classes (except AP Bio). AP Bio students and those who do not have a science class this year will code during their study halls. [Read More]

The Book Fair is coming!

December is right around the corner and once again our Elementary Library will be hosting its Scholastic Book Fair! This year’s book fair will be held from November 29 through December 2. Schedule: Monday: Library closed — book fair set-up Tuesday: Elementary preview and wish lists Wednesday: Elementary shopping day/ MS preview Thursday: MS shopping day during lunch, study halls (with hall pass) and/or Language Arts periods with teacher; elementary students may also shop Friday: Grandparent Shopping until [Read More]

WhatWasThere.com

WhatWasThere.com is an innovative program that invites people of all ages to take a walk through history photographically. The content on  WhatWasThere.com is crowdsourced. Anyone can contribute historical photos to the database by uploading their old photos and placing them at addresses found on Google Maps. The mission of the site’s creator, Enlighten Ventures, is to “weave together a photographic history of the world” for users to explore. To use the site, simply type in the name of a state, [Read More]

Now that the Rio Olympics have ended, enjoy some of the back stories of Olympic athletes! David Boudia ~ Greater than Gold Three-time Olympian David Boudia’s memoir is fresh off the press. It tells the story of the diver’s descent into depression after the 2008 Olympics and his redemption the following year after his Christian coach spoke truth into his life. Shawn Johnson ~ I Am Second® Shawn Johnson’s testimony on I Am Second ® [Read More]

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