In the late 1990s and early 2000s, several old friends of mine, acting on United States Labor Department job forecasting, went back to school and began work on Masters Degrees in Library Science. It looked as though demographics–like the teachers, librarians were by and large baby boomers, primed to begin retiring in the early 2000s–and the burgeoning Internet (a quick web search for “masters in library science” reveals, for example, that Rutgers now offers a “Masters of Information” degree that “enables graduates to provide professional expertise, leadership, and innovation across diverse information and technological landscapes”) would combine to create increasing demand for professionals holding this credential, known in shorthand as an MLS.
Here at Mark’s Text Terminal, there is, alas, no MLS to help me categorize the work I publish. I’ve used WordPress’s Categories and Tags functions in an attempt to keep all this material in some sort of order.
Finally, on the home page of Mark’s Text Terminal, you need only roll your cursor across the categories hyperlinks, hover for a moment, and a window will open describing the contents of that category and their purposes.
English Language Arts:
The Weekly Text:
asian pacific history: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month runs annually through the month of May.
black history: For a variety of reasons, the concept of “Black History Month” has always left a great deal to be desired–and in saying that I must express my distinct discomfort at second-guessing the ideas and intentions of a scholar of Carter G. Woodson’s stature.
building vocabulary/building conceptual knowledge:
first nation/indigenous people’s history:
high interest materials:
hispanic history: Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 every year.
term of art:
united states history: