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Potatoes!

Resources for research

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Destiny is a catalog of resources available in the Mission High School Library, including books AND electronic databases.


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Use NoodeTools to organize your research projects, with tools to create citations, notecards and outlines.

 

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Britannica is an online encyclopedia with articles on just about everything.

 

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Britannica Image Quest has high quality images on almost every topic for you to use in your projects.

 

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The Britannica Spanish Reference Center is an online encyclopedia... in Spanish!

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The school district has purchased several reference ebooks and databases that are accessible through Follett Shelf.

 

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SIRS is an excellent source for information on contemporary issues, but also contains links to information for historical research, as well as tools to organize your research project.

 

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The SFPL has dozens of databases and journal subscriptions on every topic imaginable!  You will need your own SFPL library-card number to access the databases: if you don't have one, get one!  Mr. McDonell can help.

 




 

Potatoes!

The potato plant has changed the world in many ways.  Learn more about potatoes by using the library resources and write a report of what you learn. 

RESEARCH

  1. Find at least 3 sources of information about potatoes.  Look for at least one print resource and one electronic resource (you may share print resources with other students).  You can use the links on the right-hand side of this page to get you started.  You can also use the resources on the left-hand side of the page to do your own searches.
  2. Make a list of the resources you use.  Be sure to include the following information (look on the first 2 or 3 pages of a book, or at the very bottom of a webpage):
    1. Title of book or webpage
    2. Name of author or of website
    3. Year of publication
  3. Use your resources to answer the following questions.
    1. Where and when did humans begin to cultivate potatoes?
    2. How did potatoes change the world? 
    3. What lessons about growing food in the future can we learn from our study of potatoes?