Feature Article Project
Databases: (no longer require passwords)
You will be taken to the "Issues" home page, from which you will begin your search.
There are two ways to use the "Issues" database for this project. #1: Click on "Explore An Issue" on the Issues homepage. This will give you a list of general topics. Click on one. This will bring you to an overview, links to more articles, images, events, etc., related to your topic.
OR: #2: Key your topic into the search box on the Home page and click "GO." If you are looking for an exact phrase, enclose your phrase in quotation marks. Remember to use related keywords if necessary, i. e. "cheating in sports" = steroids = "performance enhancing drugs" = "drug abuse in sports"
Search this database for articles from 12 Massachusetts newspapers.
Click "full text" before you do the search.
If you are looking for an exact phrase, enclose your phrase in quotation marks. Remember to use related keywords if necessary, i. e. bullying = cyberbullying = anti-bullying. Narrow your terms if you get too many hits. Example: "middle school and bullying" rather than just bullying.
Click on the link above, which takes you to all the Gale e-books available to us.
Or, try these individual e-books for this project:
Additional Gale databases available to us:
Click on "Topics" in horizontal menu just under the title of the database: Student Resources in Context.
Then click "Science" for the following topics:
AIDS, animal experimentation, animals, anorexia, asthma, adhd, autism, cancer, diabetes, diseases, drug abuse, earthquakes, eating disorders, endangered species, forensic sciences, global warming, health, hurricanes, marijuana, medicine, nutrition, obesity, pollution, smoking, steroids, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, water.
"Social Issues" for the following topics:
bullying, child abuse
Free Web Sites:
Calculate your basal metabolism to find out your recommended daily caloric intake.
FDA Kids' Home Page
Learn about food safety, vaccines, children and tobacco, medicine and more.
A website devoted to the health of children and teens.
Calories in Drinks
What's in your drink? Compare the calories, caffeine and carbs in your favorite soft drinks, sport drinks and energy drinks. Don't forget to update the serving size!
Fast Food Calorie Counter
The Washington Post provides an interactive calorie counter for fast food restaurants. Select the items you want to eat then see how many total calories & grams of fat are hidiing inside your favorite meal
Bagheera: A Website for Earth's Endangered Animals
An interactive, multimedia site about endangered species. Requires a video player for some sections.
Especies Fact Sheets
Fact sheets on over 50 endangered species worldwide
ASPCA Fight Animal Cruelty
This site from the ASPCA gives you the information you need to fight animal cruelty.
Forces of Nature
This site is a companion to a National Geographic film about four of the most destructive natural forces: hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, and tornadoes. Features a description of the science behind the natural disasters along with an interactive activity for each. Also includes introductory facts, a list of famous forces, a glossary, and lesson plans.
Waves of Destruction: Tsunamis
Provides information and multimedia features on tsunamis. Discusses historical tsunamis, causes and effects, and related information. Part of the site accompanying the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program "Savage Earth."
Summer Fun Brings More Emergency Room Visits
Includes links to safety fact sheets for biking, skating, skateboarding, all-terrain vehicles, swimming pools, charcoal grills, gas grills, home playgrounds, baseball-related injuries, movable soccer goals, trampolines, window guards, and more. From the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The Merchants of Cool
Website companion to a PBS Frontline program about "the merchants of cool: creators and sellers of popular culture who have made teenagers the hottest consumer demographic in America." Features a look at the work of cool hunters (researchers specializing in youth culture), teen opinions of the program, themes of the report, interviews, and holdings of media giants. Includes the full program, classroom guide, and related material about cool hunting.
National Archives Records Management-Instant Messaging
Frequently asked questions about instant messaging
How Americans Use Text Messaging
Provides an overview of text messaging (known as SMS, or short messaging service) on cell phones, including how to send messages, who uses text messaging, and benefits of text messaging for the deaf community. Includes links to related resources.
The Joy of Text
Collection of fun features related to text messaging, including facts and figures (emphasis is on UK statistics), video clips, examples of emoticons and abbreviations, and hundreds of funny, romantic, and weird text messages. From the British Broadcasting Corporation
What is bullying? How do you recognize the warning signs? How do you get help? Includes cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying Research Center
Presents research statistics, tips, prevention strategies, stories, fact sheets, handouts, and other downloads to combat cyberbullying.
National Center for Catastrophic Injury Research
This research center at the University of North Carolina "collects and disseminates death and permanent disability sports injury data that involve brain and/or spinal cord injuries." The center's website features annual reports and data on catastrophic sports injuries, with an emphasis on football injuries. The center's general annual report includes a "Special Section on Cheerleading" with samples of cheerleading injuries.
For cheerleaders and cheerleading fans, this site has links to personal pages, associations, professional cheerleading sites, and suppliers.
The official NASCAR web site, with full news, results, and standings. Browsable by topic.
Teen Safety on the Information Highway
This is a place for you to learn more about safety and privacy on the Internet. Find out how innocent activities on the web could be used to exploit you or your privacy. This is written just for teens and applies to teen interests. Click on "Tips from ConnectSafely.org" in the right-hand menu.
Council for a Livable World
The Council for a Livable World is an organization "... committed to ridding the world of weapons of mass destruction and eliminating wasteful military spending." This site includes information on the U.S. military budget, arms control treaties, and national security legislation. There are also sections highlighting ballistic missile defense, United Nations peacekeeping, and the conventional arms trade.