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    RESOURCE: ONECARD | Metropolitan Library System

    ONEcard is a partnership between the Metropolitan Library System and area schools. Students enrolled in a ONEcard account are able to use their student IDs to access Metro Library resources. Students are automatically enrolled in ONEcard when they register to attend school, unless their parent or guardian opts them out. ONEcard accounts are exempt from overdue fines on materials, but students are responsible for lost or damaged materials.

    ONEcard account holders may:

    • Check out up to 10 books or audiobooks at a time (no DVDs, Launchpads, Playaway Views, or music CDs)
    • Use all Library online resources, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, and databases
    • Use library computers



    ACTIVITY: ACT Academy

    Practice is the best of all instructors.

    ACT Academy is the go-to place to get personalized practice. We want you to be able to get the best resources, no matter what subject or publisher. One publisher might cover math really well, while another is better at teaching science.

    More than videos

    It's important that concepts are presented to you in a variety of ways, not just one type of video. Today you might listen to a rap song, tomorrow you might be using a simulation on the same topic!




    ACTIVITY: Three Branches: Checks & Balances

    Why does the U.S. government have three “branches”? What are these branches, and how do they interact? In this WebQuest, you’ll dig deep to find out the role each branch plays and the ways it balances out the other branches. info@icivics.org


    ACTIVITY: All-Star Virtual Field Trip: STEM Careers in the NBA

    There’s nothing more exciting than going to an NBA game… but have you ever considered what it takes to bring that experience to life? Join Discovery Education and the NBA for a Virtual Field Trip to the 2019 All-Star Game. This exciting 30-minute program will give students a glimpse behind the scenes and help them learn how NBA staff use STEM skills in their work each and every day! Copyright © 2020 Discovery Education



    ACTIVITY: This is Not a Small Voice

    Sonia Sanchez is an award-winning poet who has authored over a dozen books of poetry, as well as short stories, essays, plays, and children’s books. In this poem, a speaker asserts the strength and love of a collective set of people. As you read, take notes on the imagery that the author uses to describe voice and love.

    Questions to consider:

    Why do you think it’s important for the speaker to assert that her voice and feelings are not small? Does the author hint at either being oppressed or denied in the text?


    • Watch April Wells share “This is Not a Small Voice” and her response to the poem.  How does hearing her voice change your perception of the poem?  What did you think about her response?  How did it make you feel? 
    • If you could write a response to April Wells, what would you say?  
    • Take a few minutes to write your thoughts.  Then, give your thoughts power by speaking them aloud.


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