National Council for the Social Studies
National curriculum standards for social studies
H 62.5 .U4 N354 2010
Located on the right-side of 1st floor North. Browse call numbers D-J.
Online guides from School Districts can be found on the Education Research Guide (link above)
Print guides are located behind the Textbooks on 1st floor North. Browse headings: History or Social Science.
MU Library Catalog
Use the MU Library Catalog to find books. Try the most specific heading first, then broaden if necessary. Type YOUR TOPIC followed by one of the following helpful subheadings or keywords.
Helpful subheadings to know:
Study and teaching
Study and teaching (Secondary)
Helpful keyword to know:
Some examples of what you might find:
You may also borrow books from other libraries. Look for & request them in E-ZBorrow.
The Juvenile collection on 1 North includes materials for Preschool - High School. Current, popular, YA novels are in a separate display in the atrium on 1st floor, but many more YA books are part of the Juvenile collection.
To find young adult books on history or social studies, you could:
The library has lots of cool teaching materials including artifacts, models, primary documents, pictures, and games. They are located in the closed stacks. Use the library catalog to find them, then ask someone at the Information Desk to retrieve them for you.
To find Kits (models, artifacts, etc.) use the Library Catalog. Type in YOUR TOPIC, then use the facets on the left to limit to Library Location: Closed Stacks.
Another way to find the Kits is to type in YOUR TOPIC and "Teaching Materials"
Here are a few examples of the kinds of things you might find:
For educational videos, type in YOUR TOPIC and limit to : Library Location - First Floor North-Media. Examples:
For pictures, type in : YOUR TOPIC PICTURE. Examples:
You can find articles on specific topics in these journals by using the databases. Simply put the name of the journal in the "Publication Name" box in Education Source or the "Journal Name" box in ERIC and type your topic in the search box.
If you want to search in other journals as well, you might try using some of the database's subject headings to make your search as specific as possible. Sample ERIC search: Vietnam and (Class Activities or Learning Activities or Units of Study) and Social Studies and Secondary Education
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Ask at the Information Desk, 2nd Floor North, for the complete guide in print.
If you have money to purchase teaching materials, these are some good sites for social studies materials.