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October Issue #42 v. 2

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ODD (1,3) Days - Closed Period 5

EVEN (2,4) Days - Closed Period 6

Quote of the Week

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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Learn about Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead is a rare holiday for celebrating death and life. It is unlike any holiday where mourning is exchanged for celebration.

Celebrate Halloween

The History Behind Halloween

Halloween 2021 will occur on Sunday, October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Learn more here!!

30 Young Adult Horror to Read This Spooky Season

These YA horror books,ranging from supremely dark supernatural tales to horrific hauntings to the occasional funny fright, these tales offer terror levels from "scaredy-cats welcome" to "oops, I guess I'll just never sleep again!"

Find A Creepy Book to Scare You Silly!

From haunting ghosts to wickedly terrifying reality, here are some creepy books that will have you keeping the lights on long after you should’ve been asleep. Beware chills, spooks, and possible nightmares that may follow. Do you think you’re ready?

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - Chapter 02 - The Babysitter
Halloween Fun! Diagnosing a Zombie

Zombies eat brains. They are also, like all of us, driven by brain functions. What is happening in their brains to make them act as they do? Tim Verstynen & Brad Voytek apply the various human medical possibilities that make zombies...zombies.

What Is Gothic Literature?

Learn about Gothic literature, the genre of novels and short stories popular in the 18th to 19th century, and how it has changed today.

Agent of Change

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was an African American writer whose poems, columns, novels and plays made him a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.

Langston Hughes: Harlem Renaissance Poet, Novelist, Playwright | Biography

Teachers Corner

Ted Ed - Lesson Plans - All Subjects and Age Groups

Discover video-based lessons organized by age/subject. Check them out!!

What is the Day of the Dead Lesson, Grades 5 - 12

Día de los Muertos also known as the Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death. The holiday originated in Mexico, but is celebrated all over Latin America. Learn how the Day of the Dead started and the traditions that make it unique.

Halloween Lessons for High School and Middle School

Fall-themed activities, spooky school days, or Halloween lesson plans, whatever you call your October lessons, you can make them both festive and rigorous for middle school and high school students!

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Social Studies - Teacher Resources

Explore the past and learn about the present with resources on government, history, economics, and more.

5 Reasons to Use Commercials in World Language Classes

Using commercials with storylines in the target language is a fun way to immerse students in the culture they’re studying.

Interactive Resources for High School

Explore the wide range of interactive lessons available to students and teachers on PBS LearningMedia.

Recursos de K-12

Los maestros, los estudiantes y las familias se están preparando para un nuevo año escolar, y el equipo creador de las lecciones y los educadores de PBS LearningMedia se han unido para seleccionar una colección especial de recursos.

Places To Find A Good Book!

16 Banned Books to Read Before 12th Grade

Banned Books Week began after the 1982 Island Trees School District v. Pico Supreme Court case, which ruled that school officials cannot ban books in libraries simply because of their content.

Find A Book in the LHS Virtual Library, Sora

Use your Google waffle to access Sora!

Epic Reads

Looking for your next great read? Check out Epic Reads. Includes Young Adult books from A to Z. Including videos, new releases, interviews, top lists and much more!

Peninsula Public Library

Take a peek at what is going on at the Library! Find a book for curb side pick up! Take a trip to a museum with free passes! Database access also available.Use your library card to borrow books using Sora or get free homework help from


Access Our School Databases for Research

Username: xg39 and Password: nbsls

Fun for Everyone!

Word of the Day

Learn a new word everyday. Impress your friends & teachers. Improve your vocabulary and SAT/ACT scores.

This Day in History

Encyclopedia Britannica brings you this day in history. Check out the option to find out what happened in history on your birthday or any day!

Questions? Ideas?

Issue #42 October 16 - October 31