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Help With 4th Grade Research Projects

In the next week or so, all 4th graders will receive an assignment requiring research about a California Indian tribe. Our library has quite a few books about the tribes, but they’ll be in high demand during the next few weeks and may not be available on the days you’d┬álike to use them. Fortunately, there are lots of other resources you can use. You can find links to many of these here: http://library.crockerschool.org/pathfinders/american-indians/

One of the most helpful resources is a database called “Social Studies Fact Cards”. You can access this online through the Oakland Public Library or the Alameda County Library. To use the database, the Oakland Public Library requires that you have a library card and PIN. Your PIN is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number. If you don’t have a PIN, you’ll have to visit a branch to get one. The Alameda County Library also requires a library card to use the database, but you can get this online. You don’t need to visit a branch…which is good because there aren’t any in Oakland.

If you’re unfamiliar with Alameda County Library, it’s worth taking a look. In addition to all of the fabulous free stuff libraries typically provide, they also offer free and discounted passes to local museums like the Exploratorium, Aquarium by the Bay, Oakland Zoo, and The Tech Museum. Good luck! Feel free to contact me with any questions.


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