AnHS Library News and Resources

March 2020

Parent Newsletter March 2020

Access teen contest opportunities that you can share with your students!

Library Updates

Librarian + Teacher Collab

PLTW PBS and BI students honed their research skills by learning how to utilize the Internet to gather a wide variety of search terms for use in their database searches.

Curriculum Corner

Valiant Women of the Vote: Women's History Month Resources

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history:

Exhibits and Collections

Audio and Video

Teacher Resources

Additional Resoures:

National Women's History Museum (NHWM) Resources

National Women's History Allicance Resources

Smithsonian Releases Open Access Materials

You can download, share, and reuse nearly 3 million 2D and 3D digital Smithsonian’s images right now, without asking. Students can remix, reuse, or create using these images. You can also search for these images through Creative Commons.

More open access resources from the Smithsonian:

  • Check out the Collagasaurus from Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg to show students how to collage using the open access collection.

  • MorphoSource hosts research-quality 3D data that now includes 3D models of biological specimens from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

  • The Learning Lab is a free, interactive platform for the discovery and creative use of the Smithsonian’s millions of digital resources: images, recordings, texts, and more.

  • Students can also experience the Space Shuttle Discovery in High-resolution 3D with Cesium. Cesium has created a 3D-immersive experience with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s space shuttle discovery model created by the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office. Cesium used Tiles, an open specification for streaming massive 3D datasets, to allow for the fast download of the space shuttle.

Teaching Tolerance

This program emphasizes social justice and anti-bias. The anti-bias approach encourages young people to challenge prejudice and learn how to be agents of change in their own lives. Their Social Justice Standards show how anti-bias education works through the four domains of identity, diversity, justice and action.

Check out their classroom resources:

Student texts


Tech Tidbit

Data GIFMaker by Google News Lab

Communicating results is a hallmark of a visually literate citizen, an essential ability for daily life in the 21st century. Data GIF Maker is an easy-to-use data visualization tool that can facilitate data comprehension for students, and help them communicate findings visually. Click here for some examples and a how-to explanation.

Library Resources

Curated Tech Tools

Check out the Library Webpage or Symbaloo for a collection of favorite technology applications in the classroom. From presentations to organization, videos to comics, photos to avatars, the opportunities are limitless for you and your students.


Do your students need a vetted source for a school project or paper? They can access, on campus or from home, a variety of quality and credible sources right on the AnHS Library Webpage. All logins are now available on one document.

How to Research on ABC Clio Social Science Database

Access student help tutorials for ABC Clio here.

How-to at the AnHS Library

Access student help tutorials for database and Internet searching suggestions or for how to use specific apps, etexts, and our online library catalog. Instructions on accessing current events articles from Gale and WebPath Express are also included.


Find current articles in English or Spanish by visiting the Sacramento Bee News in Education website. Log in as a student using the AnHS Class ID lewis and password 2843 found on our Library website under electronic resources. Once you log in as a student select "Read Today's Paper" to choose The Sacramento Bee or El Nuevo Herald. You can also access many other student resources on their website for use in your classroom.


Recommend these wonderful resources to students who need access to support information or utilize for students doing research on mental health topics. Students can download and access these resources from home and as many times as they need to. They can also share them with friends! Students can scan the QR code ( and use the password, titans, to access the eBooks, or they can access them through the Library webpage. Thank you for promoting these important resources!
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