Civil War Research is in Full Swing!
This week all of the 8th grade students began working on their six week project for the Civil War. We have all of our books on display for the classes who are busy making their way through the library to work on research. As well, I have provided a link at the top right corner of this library webpage which takes them directly to all of our fabulous online databases the district has funded this year. The public library is also right there with us providing displays at each branch for your students to utilize. One last note...right NOW the San Ramon Valley Museum in Danville has an exhibit on the Civil War to commemorate the 150 year anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. If you have a chance go check it out!
Plagiarism - What You Need to Know
Plagiarism is a serious issue since it's basically theft. You cannot "borrow" or steal people's ideas without giving proper credit. It does not matter if you accidentally plagiarize, or if you do it intentionally. If you don't give credit where credit is due, you have plagiarized. End of story. You MUST cite sources within the body of your paper AND in your Works Cited...even if you've paraphrased the original source.
This link will take you to a quick video tutorial about the different types of plagiarism: http://www.plagiarism.org/resources/webcasts
Need help with citations? Use these resources:
Mrs. Hamon in the library