Novels available online

Antigone by Sophocles

1936 / 2014 Olympics project

Citations for Works Cited (Word Doc)     (Google Doc)

Written instructions for MLA and Works Cited for Word and for Google Docs

Research Your Name

Banned and Challenged Books

American Library Association:
other sites:

Shakespeare Resources-- Hollie

Shakespeare's Life and Times--

    Search Elizabethan Age in Grolier Online Encyclopedia for an article about Shakespeare's time (politics, religion, the arts, socioeconomics [upper class, lower class, etc.])

       ISE (Internet Shakepeare Editions)

    Timeline of events during Shakespeare's lifetime--

    Crime and the law--
        ISE (Internet Shakespeare Editions)
        What did Elizabethans consider a crime?

A few good books--
    Great Writers of the English Language: Early English Writers, v.1 -- R 820.9 GRE
    The Shakespeare Handbook, Levi Fox -- 822.33 FOX
    Shakespeare in His Age, F.E. Halliday -- 822.33 HAL

To Kill a Mockingbird --2009 (Asnault; Klein)

To Kill a Mockingbird


Duke Lacrosse

Jena Six

Links for Holocaust research (after reading NIGHT by Elie Wiesel) 2010

Night by Elie Wiesel

Links for Night:

The Holocaust Museum

Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea

Joe DiMaggio

The Crucifixion

Fahrenheit 451

Are we in danger of becoming like Mildred?

Sources (articles) from Mr. Mathews--
Other possible sources--
"Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 Misinterpreted" -- an article in the LA Weekly discussing Ray Bradbury's refusal to accept his Pulitzer Prize in person, as well as what he considers the "real" theme of Fahrenheit 451 (it's not censorship!).

Literary Criticism

-- List of Books in Novels for Students at Chico High School library --

"Night" Research links

Holocaust Wiki

Links for Mr. Mathews

Genocide (Rwanda)

Rwanda Timeline:

  • 1919-1962 -- under Belgian rule
  • 1929-- all positions of power held by non-Tutsis (Hutu) were taken and given to the Tutsis
  • 1933-- identity cards issued to all Rwandans
  • late 1950s-- Belgian powers shift in favor of the Hutus and Tutsis are driven into exile-- many Tutsis killed
  • 1961-67-- exiled Tutsis organize and launch guerrilla attacks
  • 1962-- Independence from Belgium; Hutus remain in power
  • 1973-- Tutsis banned from secondary & higher education; also public office; identity cards still in place  (1973-1994-- Habyarimana (Hutu) government)
  • 1994-- President's plane shot down; genocide of Tutsis

A Few Facts About Rwanda (from CIA World Factbook):

  • Life expectancy: male: 48.56 years    female: 51 years
  • Median age:  male: 18.5 years    female: 18.9 years (2008 est.)
  • Ethnic groups:  Hutu (Bantu) 84%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 15%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%
  • Religions:  Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, indigenous beliefs 0.1%, none 1.7%

Genocide (The Holocaust)

Krisko & Goldmann links

Interesting links for Krisko & Goldmann

Pew Research: Internet and American Life Project site

How is Google changing the way we read?

Is our brain chemistry changing through technology use? Is it reversible?

Links for Ms. Goldmann

To Kill a Mockingbird

Ms. Mogan's Links:

NPR article on the Duke Lacrosse story: Documenting the Duke Rush to Judgement
Scroll to the bottom of the page for related stories.

Atlantic article: The Truth About Jena
NPR article on the Jena Six story: 'Jena Six' Case Exposes Town's Racial Tensions
Scroll to the bottom of the page for related stories.

Dr. Seuss and Mr. Klein

Links for Ms. Netterville

Steinbeck research for Ms. Maygren

Steinbeck research

General Sites
Migrant Workers sites
  • "Children of Migrant Workers Keep Up Studies on the Internet" article (
CHS Library Books:  Migrant Workers
John Steinbeck sites
CHS Library Books:  John Steinbeck and his writing

Animal Farm

  • Table comparing characters to people during the Russian Revolution

Hiroshima Unit

  • BBC website - Comparing Japanese and American cultures


American Library Association's (ALA) information regarding book burning. Great site for information regarding 1930's book burning by the Nazis, and the burning of the Maya Codex.

The History Place's site with pictures and information about book burning by the Nazis in 1933.

Papal Index (Index of Forbidden Books) websites: "Vatican Opens Up Secrets of Index of Forbidden Books" (article)
"Secrets Behind the Forbidden Books" article in America: The Catholic Weekly

Thomas Bowdler's The Bowdler Family Shakespeare -- an online exhibit from Occidental College.

Jurassic Park Background Information

Ms. Carey's classes

Ms. Carey's class:

Historical Fiction Writing Project
Punctuation in dfferent types of sentences

Sentence fragments
see links at bottom of page for exercises


Online writing exercises -- from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Ms. Hollie's projects

Juvenile Violence Timeline website

Information about juvenile offenders from Expert Law website.
  • It answers these questions and more:
  • If a juvenile is convicted in adult court, will he be sentenced as an adult?
  • What happens in juvenile adult?

Egypt Project-- Ms. Hollie

The Egypt Project

  • Egyptian funerary arts, including mummies, shawabti, and coffins (Explore Ancient Egypt-- Museum of Fine Art)

Website Evaluation--

Dracula Project-- Ms. Hollie

The Dracula Project

Elizabeth Miller's pages:

  • meaning of "voivode" --dictionary

Website Evaluation--

Author sites for Ms. Ginno



"Night" by Elie Wiesel--handouts and organizing examples

Night by Elie Wiesel