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Homework Help: Middle Ages

Homework Help: Middle Ages

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The Totally Gross History of Medieval Europe

The Middle Ages, or Medieval period, lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. This period is well known for the Bubonic Plague, feudalism (a social structure of knights, nobles & peasants), and castles.

Today, the Bubonic Plague kills about 120 people a year. In the 14th Century, during the Middle Ages, it swept through Europe, Asia and African and killed an estimated 50 million people. 50. Million. The population of Indianapolis is about 865,000. 50 million people is Indianapolis about 60 times. That is A LOT of people. Back then, people did not know about bacteria and how simple hand washing can keep disease from spreading.

In The Totally Gross History of Medieval Europe you can learn about what it would have been like to be alive during this time period. The books and resources below will give you a good look at even more details about life in a castle or on a farm during this time.


Websites, Activities & Printables:

World History in Context LogoWorld History in Context: The Middle Ages is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN? World History in Context will show you biographies, magazines, videos and more about the Middle Ages.​

 

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


eBooks:

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Crispin The Cross of LeadGood Masters Sweet LadiesGreat Medieval ProjectsThe Inquisitor's TaleKing ARthur Tales from the Round TableFast Tracker Knights and CastlesMerlin the Lost YearsThe Midwife's ApprenticeRedwallRanger's Apprentice The Ruins of GorlanSir Gawain and the Green Knight

eAudio:

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The Door in the WallWhittington

Print Books:

A Medieval FeastDK Knights and CastlesIf You Were a Kid in a Medieval CastleKnights Secrets of Medieval WarriorsMedieval LegoMinecraft Medieval FortressThe Adventures of Sir Lancelot the GreatThe Hawk of the Castle a Story of Medieval FalconryYou Wouldn't Want to be in a Medieval DungeonThere's a Rat in My SoupMedieval LifeMedieval Castle Adventures and CraftsMedieval ScienceArchers Alchemists and 98 Other Medieval JobsArts and Crafts Knights and CastlesEyewitness Knight
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Homework Help: Excretory System

Homework Help: Excretory System

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The Excretory System removes waste that collects in the body during metabolism. Metabolism is when the bady takes in air, food and liquid. The body uses most of these things to grow and make energy, but the body can’t use all of it. The leftovers are called waste. These waste products can be toxic if they are not eliminated. Major organs of the excretory system include the kidneys, liver, bladder, lungs and large intestine. Yes, even the lungs – when you exhale, the lungs eliminate gases your body can’t use.

Websites, Activities, Printables & Databases:

KidsHealth: Your Kidneys
DK Find Out: Your Water Works
Biology in Motion: Urine Concentration
Biology for Kids: Excretion is Not Elimination
Printable: the Urinary System
Video: Crash Course Excretory System From Your Heart to the Toilet

Science in Context: Excretory System is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN? It will show you biographies, magazines, videos and more about the Excretory System.​

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Books:

Digestive and Excretory SystemsExcretory SystemKidneysTake a Closer Look at the Bladder
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Homework Help: Muscular System

Homework Help: Muscular System

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The Muscular System moves the body, gives it posture and circulates the blood. It is made up of three types of muscles: skeletal, smooth & cardiac muscles.

Websites:

KidsHealth: Your Muscles
DK Find Out! Muscular System
KidsHealth Interactive Diagram: Muscles & Joints
Wonderopolis: Why Do Athletes Stretch Before They Work Out?
Wonderopolis: What Is the Strongest Muscle in the Body?
Wonderopolis: Why Do Your Muscles Cramp?
BBC Human Anatomy: Muscle Diagram





Science in Context LogoScience in Context: Muscular System is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN? It will show you biographies, magazines, videos and more about the Excretory System.​

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Books:

How Do My Muscles Get Strong?Take a Closer Look at Your MusclesThe Muscular SystemThe Muscular SystemThe Musculoskeletal SystemYour Mucular SystemHuman Movement
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Homework Help: U.S. Civil War

Homework Help: U.S. Civil War

Civil War Witness

 

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. Civil War Witness 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.


Indiana Websites:

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


Websites:

U.S. History in Context: U.S. Civil War is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN? 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 with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN? 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.


eBooks:

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African-Americans in the Civil WarGuts and Glory the American Civil WarLincoln's Gettysburg AddressOn Enemy SoilSilent ThunderWatcher in the Piney Woods

Print Books History:

Blast 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 War

Print Books Stories:

Across 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 War

More Books about U.S. Civil War Subjects:

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