Favorite lesson plans: powerful standards-based activities
H62.5 .U5 F4 2000
National Council for the Social Studies
Expectations of excellence: curriculum standards for social studies
LB1584 .E863 1994
Ways that work : putting social studies standards into practice
LB1584 .L545 1997
Some helpful Library of Congress call numbers to know:
Encyclopedias are a great source for overviews and background information on a variety of topics. They can be found in the reference room under AE call numbers or on our online encyclopedia page.
K-12 Social Studies Textbooks (located on the right-side of 1st Floor North)
Browse the Textbook section by call numbers D-J
Some school districts have their curriculum guides available online. Print guides are located behind the Textbooks on the 1st floor North. Browse under these headings: History, Social Science, Consumer Ed., Economics, Multicultural.
MU Library Catalog
Use the MU Library Catalog to find books, videos, kits, models, puppets, pictures, games, etc. in our Library. Try the most specific heading first, then broaden if necessary:
Helpful subheadings to know:
Study and teaching
Study and teaching (Elementary)
KITS, MODELS, PUPPETS, GAMES, ETC.
Type in YOUR TOPIC and "Teaching Materials" or type in YOUR TOPIC and then look at facets on the left and limit by Library Location: Closed Stacks.
Fiction, including children's fiction, does not usually carry subject headings. To find a children's story book then, you could either:
To look for books that are not owned by the North Hall Library, go to E-ZBorrow.
You can find articles on specific topics in these and other journals by using the databases. Simply put the name of the journal in the "Publication box" (Education Source) or "Journal Name box" (ERIC) and type your topic in the search box.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Ask at the Information Desk, 2nd Floor North, for the complete guide in print.