This week the library welcomes grade 9 Canadian Geography classes into the library to begin research on their summative–Canada: Creating a Sustainable Future
For this assignment students will be playing the role of a community group and need to raise awareness among the population about a social/environmental issue occurring in Canada. Students will learn about developing higher order questions and using the database Canadian Point of View.
A recent example of how asking good questions can lead to a research breakthrough can be found here.
During the week the library will be extraordinarily busy with classes. Please work quietly during all times.
Also note the library will open at 11 am on Wednesday, May 3 to accommodate English exams which take place during the English Block.
(Day 4) English Summative Exam Day (gr 11 and 12:
Exams: 9:00 – 11:00
Spec. Ed Exams 8:00 – 12:00
Lunch until 12:15
Period 1 12:20 – 1:20
Period 4 1:25 – 2:25
Period 5 2:30 – 3:30
Attention Earl Haig students:
Do you like working with books? Are you hard-working and responsible?
Interested in being part of a dedicated team of students who help make Haig a better place?
If so, the Earl Haig Library Learning Commons is looking for you!
Click here for applications
- gain volunteer hours while working to help your school
- learn how the library works
- gain research experience
- particpate in a leadership opportunity and gain leadership skills
- work with Teacher-Librarians in making the library a fun, dynamic place to learn
Please speak to a Teacher-Librarian if you have any questions.
Interested in learning more about how/why Valentine’s Day came about? Browse our online encyclopedias such as Britannica and Gale Virtual Reference which can be found using our alphabetical list of databases for a general overview of this day. Also, read about individuals such as Claudius II Gothicus and Pope Gelasius I that may have played a key role.
In celebrating this day, the Earl Haig Library Learning Commons invites you to stop by and browse our Blind Date with a Book display. With a few subtle hints, determine which book you are interested in signing out.
Are you taking grade 11 courses? Do you have interesting ideas you wish to investigate further? Can you see connections between subjects?
Limit the number of summatives you write by combining the content and form of each.
We are inviting grade 11 students to explore the idea of combining two culminating activities into one. Download and complete the first part of this package by March 6, 2017.
Download the package here.
Come to an information session on Monday, February 13 and listen for announcements on HaigRadio or speak with Ms. Fradkin or Mr. Kopyto.
See our promotional flyer here.
Completed package and teacher approval due March 10, 2017.
Attention Earl Haig Students:
As of December 2016, the student shared secret password changed to the following formula:
- last four digits of student number
- day of birth (two digits)
- month of birth (two digits)
- @Tdsb (capitalize the “T”)
Your new password MUST:
- be a minimum of 8 characters in length
- include upper case and lower case letters
- include numbers
- have one special character
Your password will expire after 180 days.
Three things to try if your password won’t work at home, or on a mobile (wireless) device (before getting it reset at the circulation desk):
#1. Log into a wired computer at school. Often, the TDSB network requires you to update your password, a feature that may not always work from home or a wireless device.
#2. Clear your browser`s cache/history: see this guide for most browsers (Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer)
#3. Restart your device or computer and try again.
Once you have tried all these options, come to the library and ask to have your password reset to the Shared Secret password.
Working on an upcoming assignment that requires MLA format and cannot decide between the MLA 7th and 8th Edition?
See below for some of the key differences when using the 7th OR 8th Edition.Speak to a Teacher-Librarian for further assistance OR see our Quick Tips section for more information on citing using MLA format.
Additional Support for Formatting and Style Guidelines:
Currently reading a great book and would like to recommend it?
Just Read It is a TDSB online forum that allows staff, students and the community within the TDSB region to share their reading experiences. Each month Just Read It draws names and awards book prizes to those students who are taking part in this forum. Interested in taking part? Click here to submit a suggestion!
For suggestions on what to read next visit the TDSB’s Reader’s Choice
Use our library catalogue to locate your next read. Feel free to suggest any books we may not have on our shelf.