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PA Research Topics
- Strasburg Railroad
- Coal mines- child labor/Centralia
- Liberty Bell
- Joanna Furnace
- Flight 93
- Philadelphia Phillies
- Hershey Park
- William Penn
- Declaration of Independence
- Valley Forge
Books in the TVMS Library
Pennsylvania 24/7 by Following the success of The New York Times bestseller America 24/7, DK is publishing 50 books that showcase the best photographs from each state - all to be published on the same day. Each individual book includes 95% new photography and is a unique personal expression of state pride.
Call Number: 974.8 P
Publication Date: 2004-09-21
Weird Pennsylvania by The Quaker State, the Keystone State, the Coal State-Pennsylvania is called all of these. But we like to call it the Weird State, because there's enough strange stuff going on here to fill an encyclopedia or, better yet, a book appropriately called Weird Pennsylvania. And who better to chronicle this state's roadside oddities, ancient mysteries, ghosts, and bizarre beats than Matt Lake, who, just like Benjamin Franklin, isn't from our state at all but sure has it in his bones. From the time he first arrived here last century, Matt has traveled thousands of miles, searching out Pennsylvania's best kept secrets and oddest legends. Scuttling about by every means available-except maybe the horse-drawn vehicles favored by some of our more famous citizens-and with notebook and camera in hand, Matt has gamely entered haunted houses, trekked lesser-traveled roads, discreetly photographed shoe-shaped houses, and made his way warily through abandoned mental institutions. Sheer force of will stopped him from buying a heart-shaped bathtub at the Mount Airy Lodge auction, but he did explore the wreck of the place so that we, admirers of the weird, could see the sad demise of another bit of Pennsylvania strangeness. So turn the pages and see the Statue of Liberty in the Dauphin Narrows, the dead and buried Corvette near Irwin, the tiny town of Midgetville, the Ape Boy of Chester, and Resurrection Mary in Schnecksville. Traipse through ghostly Eastern State Penitentiary, listen to the Screaming Lady in Fort Mifflin, and sympathize with Mrs. Snell, who was rained on by mud, lots of mud. Swim with the Monster of Lake Erie, bravely wander down Devil's Road, chat with the Green Man of Pittsburgh, and, if you dare, sit beneath Skull Tree. It's all here, it's all for you, it's all...very weird. A brand-new entry in the best-selling Weird U. S. series, Weird Pennsylvania is packed with all the info about the Quaker State that your history teacher never taught you. So travel down our state's highways and byways with Matt by your side. It's a great adventure. And we promise: It's a journey you'll never forget. Book jacket.
Call Number: 974.8 L
Publication Date: 2005-07-25
Pennsylvania Curiosities by Learn about the invention of the Slinky and the Zippo lighter, read about the Philly cheesesteak wars, and discover where Edsels go to die and where water runs uphill in this guide to the most wacky and outrageous people, places, and things throughout the Keystone State.
Call Number: 974.8 D
Publication Date: 2001-07-01
Pennsylvania by Visitors to Pennsylvania find themselves immersed in history. Gettysburg National Military Park brings the Civil War to life while the Liberty Bell stands as a symbol of independence. Pennsylvania is also home to Carnegie Hall and the Franklin Institute Science Museum. Take a tour through the past and present in this full-color book.
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
For this project, you will be researching a topic relevant to Pennsylvania and its history. After gathering and revising your info, you will be writing a children's book to be shared with 3rd grade students at TVEC.
How to use Wikipedia for this project
PA History Links
Pennsylvania history, biographies, yearbooks, genealogy & more.
Lancaster County History
History of Lancaster County, including information on President James Buchanan.
Our Documentary Heritage
PA Historical & Museum Commision (PHMC) site includes images of historical documents, narratives placing them in a regional, state or national context, and, where appropriate, transcriptions of each record as well as helpful links for further research.
PA County Histories & Biographies
A compilation of Pennsylvania county, township and borough histories and biographical sketches that are on the web.
PA Photos & Documents
Photos & documents relating to PA history topics.
State Museum of PA
Exhibits and collections interpreting the state's heritage.
US Census Bureau
PA quick facts & stats
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To request books to be delivered:
1) Click the link above and click "Log In"
- username = your email address, without the @tvsd.info (example, 28jsmith)
- password = your 6-digit ID number
2) Find a book you'd like to request (be sure to click on it to view the book details)
3) Click "Hold" (You'll see a message saying to pick it up. Disregard this--we will deliver it!)
CLICK HERE for a video that shows you how to do this!
A couple of notes on requesting books:
- Books will be delivered to your LA teacher. (Livestreaming students' books will be placed on the shelves outside the office)
- You may request a maximum of 2 books at a time
- Book returns are made the same way as in the past--drop it in the book return slot in the library.