Grade 5 Library Rearch and Reports
Every March, all 5th Grade students prepare short speeches in which
they portray important historical figures. In our library, students know to
find biographies in the 921 section, and then by the first 3 letters of the
famous person's last name. For example, a book about Philo T. Farnsworth
would be found using the Dewey Decimal System call number 921 FAR. A
book about Maria Mitchell is found using the call number 921 MIT.
Wildwood students are also taught that the Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park
public libraries do not use the 921 Dewey number for biographies. Our
students are told that, in our local public libraries, they must look in the
correct Dewey Non-Fiction section for the field in which the famous person
gained notoriety. For example, the biography about a famous mathematician
would be located in the 510's, the biography about a famous paleontologist
would be in the 560's, a famous author would be in the 800's.
***To assist your child in deciding on a famous person to research, you may
want to look at one of "Mrs. Lock's Lists of Biographies in Wildwood
Library." A List of primary (K-3) biographies and list of Upper Grade
biographies can be found by clicking on the "Reading Lists" icon on the
Wildwood Library homepage.
State Report - This is a fabulous site for students who
are working on their "state" reports. On this site you will find
information for any of the 50 United States, including: history,
geography, tourism, calendar of events, links to official state
home pages, state products & agriculture, symbol, flag, flower,
bird, tree, etc.
The U.S. 50
Here's another great link for researching your state report -
The Internet Public Library's Stately Knowledge