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Electa Quinney Elementary and New Directions Learning Community Library: Third Grade

Our library mission is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our school community.


Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today - Explore the history of immigration in America and what it's like to be an immigrant today.

Immigration in the United States: Brief overview of the history of immigration in the United States.

U.S. Immigration, 1880 - 1914: A collection of sources has been gathered as a place for you to start your research on immigration in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. 

Immigration Interactive Sites:  Collection of interactive web sites, including Coming To America, Ellis Island, and Who Are We?

Ellis Island HistoryOn this page you will find a detailed history of Ellis Island. It details the actual origin of the island as a location for an immigration hub, all the way to its current status as a national monument. 

Extreme Weather

Natural Disaster Digital Books - Resources from Electa Quinney's Library Collection

Extreme Weather: Articles, events, activities, and cool jobs having to do with extreme weather such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and thunderstorms, and tsunamis and floods.

Blizzards: General information about blizzards and safety tips.

Weather Videos: Collection of videos showing a variety of weather events such as monsoon rains, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.'

Hurricanes, Typhoons & Cyclones: Animated guides on how these are formed, why they are names, and more. Click on the menu on the right to select specific topic.

How Do Tornadoes Form?: Ted Ed video demonstrating how tornadoes are formed.

Tornado Facts for Kids:  Learn what tornadoes are, how fast they spin, how far they can travel, where most tornadoes occur, the difference between an F0 tornado and an F5 tornado, what a waterspout is and much more.

Ten Freaky Forces of Nature: Images, information, and videos on unusual weather occurrences such as hail, ball lightning, mystery waves and more.