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The mission of the Vista Middle School Library is to create 21st Century Digital Learners, Digital Citizens, and  students disposed to higher-level thinking and actively engaged in critical thinking to gain and share knowledge.
If I read this much every day. . . then I will read this many words in a year.
10 minutes per day = 600,000 words per year
15 minutes per day = 1,000,000 words per year
20 minutes per day = 1,800,00 words per year
One hour per day = 4,000,000 words per year
Curriculum Resources Tied to State Standards
  1. California Streaming for multimedia tailored to California curriculum. (Username is your email address; password is "media.")
  2. Smithsonian Education: "The gateway to Smithsonian educational resources." (This resource is free.)
  3. Picturing America (US History) available for checkout from our library or available online.
Finding Primary Sources
Primary sources in the Vista Library (Google Presentation). Explains how to access the resource list containing Vista Library's collection of primary sources and online primary source documents.
Also search the following:
  1. CIESE Science and Engineering.
  2. Digital Library School Access  and Digital Library Home Access Explore databases. Primary sources will come up in your search results.
  3. Internet Public Library for Kids Use Google Chrome or Firefox browser. It does not display with Explorer. It has an "Ask a Librarian" service.
  4. Picturing America US History through art and artifacts (The posters in the series are available in the Vista Library).
 Teaching with Primary Sources
Play Order in the Library to practice your book-shelving skills.
Updated 6.3.2013