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Grade 9

Unit 1

Divided We Fall

Why do we feel the need to belong?

Unit 2

The Call to Adventure

What will you learn on your journey?

Unit 3

Declaring Your Genius

How do you define intelligence?

Unit 4

The Art of Disguise

How do we perform for different audiences?

Unit 5

The Dance of Romance

When is love worth the fall?

Unit 6

Human Potential

How can you help others achieve their goals?

Grade 10

Unit 1

The Power of Communication

Why do words matter?

Unit 2

The Moving Forward

How does culture influence your goals?

Unit 3

The Persistence of Memories

How does the past impact the future?

Unit 4

The Ties that Bind

What brings us back to one another?

Unit 5

Chopped, Stirred and Blended

What are the ingredients of culture?

Unit 6

Origin Stories

How does who we were guide who we will become?

Grade 11

Unit 1

Breaking Away

How does independence define the American spirit?

Unit 2

The Highway

How do journeys influence perspective?

Unit 3

No Strangers Here

How does place shape the individual?

Unit 4

Living the Dream

What does home mean to you?

Unit 5

The Wars we Wage

What does it mean to win?

Unit 6

With Malice Toward None

How can we attain justice for all?

Grade 12

Unit 1

What's Next?

How can we transform the future?

Unit 2

Uncovering Truth

How do challenges cause us to reveal our true selves?

Unit 3

Against the Wind

How do leaders fight for their ideas?

Unit 4

Sculpting Reality

What is the power of story?

Unit 5

Fractured Selves

What causes individuals to feel alienated?

Unit 6

Times of Transition

How are we shaped by change?


Green File


GreenFILE is a research database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

Getty Bibliography of the History of Art

The Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) is a comprehensive bibliography of the history of European and American visual arts.


SmARThistory has thousands of videos and essays about art history.

Biography Reference Center

Biography Reference Center provides thousands of unique and reliable full-text biographies.

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

The Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia has over 25,000 encyclopedia articles covering an array of topics.

History Reference Center

History Reference Center contains full-text journals, magazines, reference books and primary source documents.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center covers a range of topics, with overviews, points, and counterpoints.


Explora includes reliable information on thousands of topics that cover a wide range of subjects

US Holocaust Memorial Museum

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has articles, artifacts, and timelines about the Holocaust, antisemitism, and genocide.

World Book Timelines

In addition to hundreds of pre-created timelines, users can also create their own timelines from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.

World Book Student

Thousands of articles and extensive multimedia on a variety of topics.

World Book Dramatic learning

Access a robust collection of popular plays with everything needed to put on a production.

Exploring Nature

Science education resources, including printable diagrams, activities, investigations, tests, and worksheets.

CultureGrams - World

CultureGrams has concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world.

CultureGrams - United States

CultureGrams has concise and reliable cultural information on the United States.

CultureGrams - Canada

CultureGrams has concise and reliable cultural information about the Canadian provinces.

PBS Learning

PBS Learning Media is a collection of learning resources for all grade levels.


EBSCOhost provides access to magazines, journals, news sources, primary sources, and a variety of media in diverse subject areas.

Folger Shakespeare Library

Download eBook versions of Shakespeare's plays, plus analysis, study guides and history.

Thousands of poems, plus information and author biographies.

Thousands of poems, plus information and author biographies.

Biography Channel

Discover fascinating stories about modern and historical figures with written biographies and videos.

History Channel

Watch full episodes of your favorite HISTORY series, and dive into thousands of historical articles and videos.

TED Talks

TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer-oriented health and wellness content, including complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

CIA World FactBook

The CIA World Factbook has almanac-style information about the countries of the world.


Access leveled news articles for current events.


Find information on health and wellness issues on MedlinePlus, from the National Library of Medicine.

World Book Advanced

World Book Advanced includes full encyclopedic articles and multimedia databases, supplemented with online books, and primary sources.

Crash Course

Crash Course's short, engaging videos are so fun that you won't even notice you're getting smarter!

Scholarly and Academic Resources

Academic Search Elite

Academic Search Elite

Provides indexing for over 8,300 journals, with full text for more than 4,500 titles.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals

Provides indexing for over 19,000 journals, with full text for more than 12,000 titles.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Provides indexing and limited access to millions of scholarly articles and citations.



Provides access to magazines, journals, news sources, primary sources, and a variety of media and diverse subject areas.

Citation Tools

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Purdue OWL

Purdue Online Writing Lab provides citation information, guides, and rules for MLA and APA formats.

Easy Bib


Citation generator.

Citation Machine

Citation Machine

Citation generator.

My Bib


Citation generator.

Bib Me


Citation generator.