Morse High School Library
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A Message to You
We share the nation’s anger, sadness, and frustration over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the epidemic of violent acts perpetrated against people of color across our nation.
The Morse High School Library is a safe place to explore, to learn, and to convene difficult, hard discussions. We are committed to bridging cultures within our community and addressing racism and any other forms of oppression that divide and destroy. We also know, that like the rest of American society, we have so much more work to do to eliminate racial and social equity barriers.
We need to listen, to learn, to lead, and to act. We are allies and advocates. We have curated a large collection of resources to help you with this work.
Please reach out to us. We are here and ready to start those difficult conversations and to support each other as we make our school, our community, and our country a place for all.
Online Distance Learning and the Library
We are here for you!
As always, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Fagan are here to connect you with the resources you need to read, research, and complete assignments. We can:
- show you how to use our databases and digital resources.
- help you find resources and information.
- give you support for your class assignments.
- help you with your research papers and projects.
Although we cannot see each other in person,we can work together in our virtual classroom, via Zoom, Google Meet, or email. Let us know what works best for you. Contact Mrs. Lee: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Fagan: email@example.com
Our Stories: One Community
We are encouraging students and staff to keep a record of their daily lives during this unprecedented time. Family and community members are welcome to join us.
You can choose a variety of forms that document and illustrate your life during Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19).
For more information, ideas, and writing prompts visit Our Stories: One Community- Coronavirus 19 .
Pride Month is observed in June to recognize the contributions of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community. It commemorates the anniversary of the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, New York City. Each year, millions of people take part in Pride celebrations and events around the world. June 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march held in 1970.
Click on the link to:
- learn more about the history of Pride Month
- watch videos about the Stonewall Riots
- explore websites
- select a book that explores Pride Month, the Stonewall Riots, and LGBTQIA+
The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets, by Gayle E. Pitman
- A chronicle of gay history in America draws on news clippings, firsthand testimonies and other period sources, in a 50th anniversary account of the Stonewall Riots and other pivotal events that shaped the beginning of the LGBTQIA+ movement.
- A Read Woke book.
What will you discover at the MHS Library?
- New Books
- Research Help
- Read Woke Challenge
- Readers' Advisory
- Writers' Workshop
- Makerspace/Innovation Lab
- Board and Strategy Games; Puzzles
Join the Read Woke Challenge at Morse!
Why Read Woke?
A Read Woke Book will:
- teach you about someone else's reality and struggle.
- open your eyes to social injustices and challenges in today's society.
How many Read Woke books will you read this year?
Read Woke is about giving a voice to the voiceless and challenging the status quo for the betterment of all through reading and discussion.
Read Woke Challenge:
- Read 4 Read Woke books.
- Attend 2 "Big Table Discussions".
- Complete the Google Submission Form to review the books you read.
- Receive a FREE Read Woke T-shirt.
For more information:
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
This database is for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the database features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
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