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Women’s History: Nature & the Outdoors

Women’s History: Nature & the Outdoors

More Homework Help: Women’s History

The Watcher

The Watcher is a biography of the primatologist Jane Goodall. A primatologist is a scientist who studies primates. Primates are are mammals. Examples of primates are monkeys, gorillas, and humans. Primates have and use hand and have forward-facing eyes. Jane Goodall makes it her life’s work to study gorillas. Reading about her you come to understand how much of her time she spends quietly watching. She learns a lot through careful, patient observation. Listed below are other women like Jane who have devoted their lives to the study of nature or the outdoors.

“Stories, both real and imagined, show what girls can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.”

~National Women’s History Project


Books:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian TrailThe Lizard ladyOut of School and Into NatureThe Girl Who Drew ButterfliesLuna and MeElephant ScientistRachel Carson and Her BookTree LadyWhen Grandma Gatewood Took a HikeLife in the OceanMama MitiNatures StorytellerSeeds of ChangeUntamed
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Unique Stories about U.S. Presidents

Unique Stories about U.S. Presidents

More Homework Help – History & Social Studies

The Camping Trip That Changed America

The Camping Trip That Changed America is the story of a very important adventure in the great outdoors. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt asked naturalist John Muir to take him camping. Roosevelt was so ready to get lost in the woods he ordered all of his aids away. The two men hiked and camped alone in the redwoods of Yosemite. Muir talked about the geology and the animals and the things he felt endangered them. President Roosevelt watched and listened. When he returned to Washington, President Roosevelt got to work.

In 1905 President Theodore Roosevelt established the U.S. Forest Service. Their spokesperson is someone you might know – Smokey the Bear! The books listed below will feature more unique and interesting stories about our presidents, their families and their time in office.


Books:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.

Whie House WinnersWhite House Winners – Provides facts and trivia about the United States presidents, including George Washington’s false teeth, James Madison’s love of ice cream, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s stamp collection, and Lyndon B. Johnson’s amphibious car.


Weird But True US PresidentsWeird But True US Presidents – What’s so weird about U.S. presidents? Plenty! Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was a great wrestler? That Ulysses S. Grant got a speeding ticket riding his horse–twice! Or that Benjamin Harrison was afraid of electricity? And let’s not forget that President McKinley had a pet parrot that whistled ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ duets with him! In this new single-subject Weird But True book, you’ll have a blast learning that there’s a lot of substance–and weirdness–in every president’s past.


Hanging Off Jefferson's NoseHanging off Jefferson’s Nose: Growing up on Mount Rushmore – Lincoln Borglum was a young boy when his father, the great sculptor Gutzon Borglum, suggested to a group of South Dakota businessmen that he should carve the faces of four presidents into a side of a mountain as an attraction for tourists. But Mount Rushmore would never be finished by Gutzon. It would be his son who would complete the fourteen-year task and present America with one of its most iconic symbols.


What To Do About AliceWhat to do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove her Father Teddy Crazy! – A brief biography in pictures and simple text of Alice Roosevelt, the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and his first wife.


Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a PicnicHot Dog!: Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic – In June of 1939, British monarchs King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit America, the first visit ever by reigning British royalty. As part of the festivities, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt hosts an all-American picnic that includes hot dogs, a menu item that shocked some people!


What's the Big Deal About First LadiesWhat’s the Big Deal about First Ladies? – Discusses what made each first lady unique and describes their role, ambitions, and partnerships with their presidential husbands.


Did President Grant Really Get a Ticket for Speeding a Horse Drawn CarriageDid President Grant Really Get a Ticket for Speeding in a Horse-drawn Carriage? – Discusses facts and myths about American presidents, including if Washington cut down a cherry tree, if Lincoln walked twenty miles to school, and if Taft weighed more than an elephant.


White House KidsWhite House Kids: the Perks, Pleasures, Problems, and Pratfalls of the Presidents’ Children – Shares the experiences of growing up in the White House, discusses the good and the bad, and profiles the children that have lived there.


The First PupThe First Pup: the Real Story of How Bo Got to the White House – Once upon a time, a man named Barack Obama ran for president of the United States. On the night of his victory, he made a very important announcement…his daughters would get a puppy!


Mis Lady Bird's WildflowersMiss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America – A biography of Lady Bird Johnson who, as the wife of President Lyndon Johnson, reminded citizens about the importance of conserving natural resources and promoted the beautification of cities and highways by planting wildflowers.


First KidsFirst Kids: the True Stories of all the Presidents’ Children – First Kids are, and were, kids like any other, they just lived with parents who happened to be busy running the free world. This book will highlight all of the 43 president’s children leading into their adulthood.


Presidential MisadventuresPresidential Misadventures: Poems that Poke Fun at the Man in Charge – A rollicking collection of presidential poems shares lively facts about the misbehaviors of America’s commanders-in-chief.


Kid PresidentsKid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America’s Presidents – Presents twenty stories featuring the United States presidents when they were children, including William Taft’s dance lessons, Lyndon Johnson’s classroom pranks, and Gerald Ford’s struggles with dyslexia.


First MothersFirst Mothers – Profiles of the American presidents’ mothers reveal their achievements while sharing anecdotes and childhood stories, from Thomas Jefferson’s mother’s solo management of a plantation to Abraham Lincoln’s mother’s stint as a wrestler.


The President's Stuck in the BathtubThe President’s Stuck in the Bathtub : Poems about the Presidents – A playful, poetic celebration of lesser-known presidential events and eccentricities reveals such examples as John Quincy Adams’ skinny-dipping forays in the Potomac and Herbert Hoover’s Chinese-language conversations with his wife, in a volume complemented by footnotes and an additional “Presidential Notes and Quotes” section. 10,000 first printing. Jr Lib Guild Premier.


Rutherford B. Who Was He?Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems about Our Presidents – Innovative rhymes about America’s 19th president while placing his achievements within the context of his time, incorporating short biographical details and presidential quotes.

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Women’s History: Writers

Women’s History: Writers

More Homework Help: Women’s History

Brave Jane Austen: Writer, Reader, Author, Rebel

Brave Jane Austen is a picture book biography of the novelist Jane Austen. She is recognized as one of the most important and influential writers of all time. Her most famous books are Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma. She liked to write about strong women characters and she was one herself! Listed below are biographies and autobiographies of other women writers. Some of them are the authors of books you probably like to read like J.K. Rowling, Kate DiCamillo, Lois Lowry, Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary.

“Stories, both real and imagined, show what girls can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.”

~National Women’s History Project


Books

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.

House of Dreams the Life of L.M. MontgomeryLooking Back a Book of MemoriesOrdinary Extraordinary Jane AustenBrown Girl DreamingMiss Mary ReportingGirl from YamhillMy Own Two FeetZoraLooking BackLittle Author in the Big WoodsBeatrix Potter and Her PaintboxMaya AngelouBronte SistersLouisa May AlcottVoice of her OwnBylinesIda B WellsLibertys VoiceTen Days a MadwomanCornelia FunkeCynthia KadohataGrace LinJ.K. RowlingJennifer HolmJudy BlumeKate DiCamilloKatherine PatersonMadeline L'EngleRed Bird SingsUrsula LeGuinYuyi MoralesWrite On MercyPhillis Sings Out FreedomWanda Gag
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U.S. Civil War

U.S. Civil War

More Homework Help – History & Social StudiesMatthew Brady Records the Civil War

The U.S. Civil War lasted from 1861-1865. It was between the Northern States (the Union) and the Southern States (the Confederacy).

Mathew Brady was a photographer during the U.S. Civil War. At that time cameras were very, very new. Beginning with the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861 and continuing throughout the entire Civil War, Brady photographed the long, bloody Voices of the Civil Warconflict. Matthew Brady Records the Civil War tells his story and shares his photographs that are a valuable historical record. You can look at many of his photographs online at: Library of Congress American Memory: Selected Civil War Photographs.

Looking at the photographs will give you an idea of the time and place. If you read Voices of the Civil War, Brady’s photographs will come to life. In it you can read the diaries or letters of a Confederate soldier, a Union Marine, a Confederate doctor, a Union Colonel, a Confederate Ranger and a slave who was freed after the war.

By reading about an event from the perspective of different people, you can get a more well-rounded idea of what that event or time period was really like. You can do the same thing by reading books that tell you about the different people, customs and events of a certain time period. Listed below are books, websites & databases that will help you learn about the U.S. Civil War.

To give you a start looking at what a soldier’s life was like during the Civil War, here is a Hardee Hat that was authorized for use in 1858, and nicknamed after the future Confederate general who sat on the board to choose the style. The light blue cord signified the wearer as a member of the infantry.

More U.S. Civil War Artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.


Websites, Activities & Printables:

U.S. History in Context: U.S. Civil War is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home. Login using your IndyPL library card number. It will show you biographies, magazines, videos and more about the U.S. Civil War.​

 

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NoveList K-8: Stories about the U.S. Civil War is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home. Login using your IndyPL library card number. Novelist will show you fiction chapter books and picture books you can read set in the time of the U.S. Civil War. Click on “Check the Library Catalog” to see if IndyPL has the book.


Books:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.

50 Things You Should Know About the Civil WarEyewitness Civil WarAfrican-Americans in the Civil WarGuts and Glory the American Civil WarLincoln's Gettysburg AddressBlast Back the Civil WarHarriet Tubman Secret AgentHoopskirts, Union Blues & Confederate GraysLincoln an AutobiographyLincoln Tells a JokeMarching to AppolattoxMary Bowser and the Civil War Spy RingNurse Soldier SpyThe Civil WarYou Wouldn't Want to be a Civil War SoldierSoldier Song a True Story of the Civil WarAcross Five AprilsThe Red Badge of CourageThe Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. FiggJohn Lincoln Clem Civil War Drummer BoyPink and SaySilent Witness a True Story of the Civil WarWatcher in the Piney WoodsSilent Thunder

Indiana:

Focus on Indiana

Edward Black’s Drum This drum was carried by Edward Black (1853-1871) of Indianapolis. Edward is believed to have been the youngest Civil War soldier. He enlisted as a drummer boy on July 24, 1861 in the 1st Regiment, 21st Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was eight years and almost two months old. He is buried in Crown Hill cemetery in IndianapolisEdward Black’s Cemetery Marker & Biography

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Homework Help & Booklists

Homework Help & Booklists
Choose a topic below to see books, articles & websites to help you do research and find homework answers. Scroll down for information about local tutoring.

What is a database? A database is a collection of information. Enter a search term to see a list of articles, images or stories that you can read and/or print for homework. To use a database you will need your indyPL Library card and PIN. What’s My PIN?

What is a Booklist? A booklist is a list of resources about a topic, The booklists here include books, websites, videos and more.


 

Homework

General Homework Questions:
Database Explora for Grades K-5
Database Explora for Grades 6-8
Database Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia

Biographies:
Database Biography in Context
Database Something About the Author
Booklist Autobiographies
Booklist Famous Visionaries
Booklist Musicians

Health:
Booklist Circulatory System
Booklist Digestive System
Booklist Excretory System
Booklist Muscular System
Booklist Nervous System
Booklist Respiratory System
Booklist Skeletal System

Math:
Booklist Addition
Booklist Decimals & Percents
Booklist Division
Booklist Fractions
Booklist Geometry
Booklist Money
Booklist Multiplication
Booklist Subtraction

Music:
Booklist Musical Instruments

Science:
Database Science in Context
Booklist Amazing True Animal Stories
Booklist Biomes
Booklist Chemistry
Booklist Leaf Identification
Booklist Science Experiments

Social Studies:
Booklist 13 Colonies
Database The African American Experience
Database The American Indian Experience
Booklist Ancient Cultures
Booklist Around the World: Celebrations
Booklist Around the World: Christmas
Booklist Around the World: Cinderella
Booklist Around the World: Crafts & Games
Booklist Around the World: Food
Booklist Around the World: Friends
Booklist Around the World: Tales & Stories
Booklist Black History: Athletes 
Booklist Black History: Authors & Illustrators
Booklist Black History: Civil Rights Movement
Booklist Black History: Images & Artifacts
Booklist Black History: Musicians & Singers
Booklist Black History: Artists
Booklist Black History: Cowboys & the West
Booklist Black History: Scientists & Inventors
Booklist Black History: Slavery
Booklist Countries of the World
Database CultureGrams
Booklist Elections
Booklist Explorers
Booklist Great Depression
Booklist Indiana
Database Indiana History Online
Database Indiana Memory
Database The Latino American Experience
Booklist Middle Ages
Booklist National Parks
Booklist Native Americans
Booklist Peace & Conflict Resolution
Booklist Pioneers
Booklist Refugees: Their Stories
Booklist  Immigrant Experience
Booklist U.S. States
Booklist U.S. Civil War
Database US History in Context
Booklist U.S. Presidents
Booklist U.S. Revolution
Booklist Women’s History: Adventurers
Booklist Women’s History: Artists
Booklist Women’s History: Athletes
Booklist Women’s History: Musicians
Booklist Women’s History: Naturalists
Booklist Women’s History: Scientists
Booklist Women’s History: Social Change
Booklist Women’s History: Writers
Database World History in Context

Fiction & Fun:

General Book Questions:

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Database: LitFinder
Database: NoveList Grades K-8

Awards:
Booklist 2017 AISLE Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss
Booklist Belpré Medal
Booklist Caldecott Medal
Booklist Coretta Scott King Award
Booklist Geisel Award
Booklist Newbery Medal
Booklist Young Hoosiers 2015-2016
Booklist Young Hoosiers 2016-2017

Read Alikes:
Booklist Like the Avengers
Booklist Like Charlotte’s Web
Booklist Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Booklist Like Harry Potter
Booklist Like Junie B. Jones
Booklist Like Percy Jackson
Booklist Like Spiderwick Chronicles

More:
Booklist African American Stories
Booklist Big Nate
Booklist Black History
Booklist Books in Verse
Booklist Chapter Books Online
Booklist Chinese Folk Tales
Booklist Christmas
Booklist Disabilities Awareness

Booklist Download & Stream for Kids
Booklist Drawing

Booklist eMagazines
Booklist Fairies
Booklist Favorite Teachers in Fiction
Booklist Fractured Fairy Tales
Booklist Immigrant Stories
Booklist Kind is the New Cool
Booklist Loss, Death & Grieving

Booklist Mighty Girl Stories
Booklist Minecraft

Booklist Mysteries & Detective Skills
Booklist Peace & Conflict Resolution
Booklist Picture Book Historical Fiction

Booklist Pokémon
Booklist Scary Stories
Booklist Science Fiction
Booklist Snow Forts, Snowballs and Snowflakes
Booklist Staff Picks
Booklist Star Wars
Booklist Stories Told Through Letters
Booklist Survival
Booklist Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Booklist Trivia Facts & Records
Booklist When You’re Bored


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