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  • You Wouldn’t Want to Live When…

    cover art image of You Wouldn't Want to Live When... Ancient Rome, Imperial China, Mayan Civilization

    You Wouldn’t Want to Live When… Ancient Rome, Imperial China, Mayan Civilization

    Back by popular demand! Travel back through history and discover what life was like in the ancient world. Join historian (and HCL Instructor) Courtney Gardinier, at Howard County Library Miller Branch, as she teaches teens about different ancient civilizations. Crafts, trivia, and goofy hats are all a part of the fun as teens discuss what is was like to be a soldier in Ancient Rome, an emperor in Ancient China, or an Ancient Mayan priest.

    Registration required for each class.

    Saturdays, 2 – 4 pm

    Ancient Rome – March 12

    Imperial China – April 9

    Mayan Civilization – May 7

    Courtney Gardinier – Howard County Library, Miller Branch

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  • You Wouldn’t Want To Live When…

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    Do you have students who love Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson Series? How about students who are avid readers of Greek and Egyptian mythology? If the answer is yes, then please encourage your students to sign up for the You Wouldn’t Want To Live When…classes at Miller Branch.

    Join historian (and HCL Instructor) Courtney Gardinier as she teaches teens about a different ancient civilization. Crafts, trivia, and funny hats are all a part of the fun as teens discuss what is was like to be a slave in Ancient Egypt or a Viking Warrior in Medieval Scandinavia. Registration required for each class.

    Ancient Egypt – Saturday October 9, 2-4 pm

    The Viking World – Saturday November 6, 2-4 pm

    Courtney Gardinier – Miller Branch

     

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  • National History Day

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    Are your students working on projects for National History Day? Information Specialists at Howard County Library can help. As part of our A+ Partnership, Howard County Library offers a class that focuses on our history resources, connecting your students with both primary and secondary materials, and encouraging them to think critically about the information they discover. This year, our class is tailored to match the 2010 National History Day theme of Innovation in History.

    With a particular focus on electronic resources including American Periodicals, the Historical New York Times, History Resource Center, and the Gale Virtual Reference Library, the class equips your students to formulate appropriate historical questions, and to critically evaluate both primary and secondary source materials. Instructors also focus on information literacy, encouraging students to consider the authority of their sources and to identify the author or source of a historical document or narrative.

    Contact the Teen Specialist at your local Howard County Library branch to schedule a class.

    John Jewitt – Howard County Library Savage Branch

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  • Prepare for History Day

    national history day logoGive your students the research skills to begin and successfully complete their History Day projects with “Prepare for History Day”. Invite Howard County Library staff to your classroom to teach your students how to find a wealth of historical information, multi-media resources, and those all-important primary sources!

    Contact your Library liaison to schedule a visit.

    Take a moment to view our other “Research Remedies” in our Middle and High School Curriculum Enhancements Guide.

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