In the past few weeks the 10th graders Swedish advanced class have been reading books about the world wars. After reading these books that were about war, tradgedies, and loss of someone you love. The books that we choose where mainly about the children in the war and how they had to cope with the destruction of the war.
Some of the books where personal biographies and some where stories. The books were Anne Frank’s Diary, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Good Night Mr. Tom, The Book Thief, and the list goes on.
All of the books made different impressions on our different personalities. As our final project we created a artwork, poem, short story, etc to represent our interpretation of the novel. These can now be seen in the library.
Advanced Swedish students in grade 8 are currently writing their own fantasy stories. So the library would like to give some writing tips.
Here are some tips on how to write fantasy stories. They are provided by the youth author Kim Kimselius.
The authors behind the PAX series, Åsa Larsson and Ingela Korsell is also giving some general, useful tips on how to write stories. Here you can also watch a short film clip.
If you would like to get some more writing tips in the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, where the youth author Lisa Bjärbo is going through the ten steps in the writing process.
Finally the library would also like to tips about some fantasy novels to read as inspiration.
Today March 13th, is the National Source Criticism Day. The ISGR library is celebrating this through making the information and handouts for source criticism more accessible. At the library blog, there is now a tab for source criticism. If you click at it, you will find information in English and Swedish on how to do a full source criticism. The information is a result of a cooperation between librarian and teachers at ISGR.
In Stockholm, three source criticism sessions will be held for school classes, including discussions and lectures by the journalists Jack Werner and My Vingren. Schools who do not attend this, can follow the event online at 13.30-15 through Swedish newspaper Metro‘s website or the The Viral Scrutineer / Viralgranskaren at Facebook.
At 18, the Culture House in Stockholm will open up to the public, in order to give tips on how people in different occupational categories are doing when searching for facts. For example you can listen to the scholar Emma Frans and the prosecutor Helene Gestrin talking about this.
The National Culture Minister Alice Bah Kuhnke will also hand out a prize, Det gyllene förstoringsglaset / the golden magnifying glass, to the reporter Matilda Gustavsson, who within the framework of the Metoo-debate investigated rumors about a cultural profile. and the developer Martin Törnros, who has made it easier for children and young people to understand source criticism at the internet. The prize is funded by Viralgranskaren and the Internet Foundation in Sweden.
Here you can find lessons in Source Criticism in Swedish.
Here you can find lessons on Source Criticism in English
For more detail’s pleas take a look at this website.
Today is The International Women’s Day, so the library would like to tip you about some books available in the library right now, that highlight equality, girls and women’s rights and more.
The theme of the day this year is “Time is now: Rural and urban activists who transform women’s lives”.
Even though rural women, represent more than a quarter of the world’s population, they are often left behind in many stages of development.
We would to celebrate all those who are empowering girls and women, fighting for their rights to develop their full potential, be represented as politicians, get equal pay, be protected against sexual harassment, and more.
Here you can get some tips on how and where to celebrate The Women’s Day in Gothenburg. The University of Gothenburg is also arranging a series of lectures and more.
Here is a film clip on women’s rights produced by the UN: