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Finding Standards Information

This website provides a list of standards by topic: http://www.educationworld.com/standards/national/soc_sci/index.shtml

STANDARDS FOR ENGLISH AND LANGUAGE ARTS

National Council of Teachers of English
http://www.ncte.org/standards

PA Standards (Pennsylvania Department of Education)
http://www.pdesas.org/Standard/Views
See English, Language Arts, Reading, Etc.

STANDARDS FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGES

National Standards for Foreign Language Education (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language)
http://www.actfl.org/node/192

PA Standards for World Languages (Pennsylvania Department of Education)
http://www.pdesas.org/Standard/Views

STANDARDS FOR MATH UNITS

Common Core Standards for Math
http://www.corestandards.org/Math

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (National Council of Teachers of Math)
http://www.nctm.org/standards/content.aspx?id=16909

PA Standards for Math (Pennsylvania Department of Education)
http://www.pdesas.org/Standard/Views

STANDARDS FOR SCIENCE UNITS

National Science Education Standards (National Academy of Sciences)
http://www.educationworld.com/standards/national/science/index.shtml

PA Standards for Environment and Ecology (Pennsylvania Department of Education)
http://www.pdesas.org/Standard/Views

PA Standards for Science (Pennsylvania Department of Education)
http://www.pdesas.org/Standard/Views

STANDARDS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES UNITS

National Standards for History (National Center for History in the Schools)
http://www.nchs.ucla.edu/history-standards

National Standards for Social Studies (National Council of Social Studies)
Ask Dr. Wolfmeyer for a copy

National Standards for Civics and Government (Center for Civic Education)
http://new.civiced.org/resources/publications/resource-materials/national-standards-for-civics-and-government

National Geography Standards (National Geographic Society)
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/national-geography-standards/?ar_a=1

National Economic Standards – K-4 (National Council on Economic Education)
http://www.educationworld.com/standards/national/soc_sci/economics/k_4.shtml

PA Standards (Pennsylvania Department of Education)
http://www.pdesas.org/
Your topic will likely be under History, Economics or Civics and Government

 

Finding Student Resources: Textbooks

Trexler Library owns a selection of student textbooks.  It's likely best to browse the shelves in the Curriculum Lab.  Alternately, to search for items in this collection, use the Library Catalog.  The Library Catalog is accessible from the library homepage; choose the tab labeled Catalog.  To limit your search results to just Curriculum Lab items, go to the Advanced Search screen. Add b8:Curriculum Lab in the first row; keep the drop-down at Keyword. Then add another word or words describing your subject area to the other row(s).

 

Finding Teacher Resources: Content

REFERENCE BOOKS: HANDBOOKS, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, AND MORE...

Credo Reference
Hundreds of dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, guides, companions and more from respected publishers across dozens of major subject areas, including many notable titles for education. Full text is linked directly in the database.

BOOKS: USING ENCOMPASS SEARCH

Encompass Search finds information by searching through a massive collection of books, scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines, dissertations, conference proceedings, music, video, maps, and more. To find only books, use the Books limit on the left sidebar of your search results page. Many items will be in Trexler Library; note the call number and status of the item to check its location and availability. For items not in Trexler Library, use the Interlibrary Loan to request a copy from another library.

 

Finding Teacher Resources: Pedagogy

BROWSING

English / Language Arts

Math

Science

SEARCHING

ERIC
Premier database of scholarly and professional journals, books, documents, and more in education and related areas. Some full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise, use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

Searching in ERIC should turn up articles from the journals listed above.  You can search ERIC specifically for articles in those journals, but you're not restricted to only those journals.  Instead, consider searching on your topic across all journals in ERIC.  To narrow your search results to just classroom activity resources, consider two possible approaches.  Neither is comprehensive, so it's likely best to try both. 

  • Add terms to your searches that describe classroom activities (e.g., "lesson plans" or "classroom activities" or "learning activities").
  • Limit your searches by "publication type" in the search options (below the search boxes on the search screen).  The following publication types may be relevant: 
    • Guides - Classroom - Learners -- Materials intended for direct instruction of the learner; materials presenting the substantive information that forms the content of instruction, e.g., instructional materials, readings, programmed texts, manuals, laboratory manuals, outlines, texts, workbooks, syllabi, study guides, orientation materials, textbooks, handbooks, exercises, learning modules, problems, resource guides.
    • Guides - Classroom - Teacher -- Materials intended as guides for the teacher, e.g. curriculum guides, course outlines, units of study, lesson plans, teaching guides, leader guides, statements of behavioral objectives. May contain instructional materials, sample examinations, suggested learning activities, etc. Includes teaching tips, teaching techniques, "How to Teach" materials.
    • Guides - General -- Materials designed for immediate and practical use by students, teachers, or administrative or support personnel. "General" is used only when material does not fit a more specific sub-category.

 

Finding Student Resources: Children's and Young Adult Books

Trexler Library owns a wide selection of children's and young adult books.  These are located in the Juvenile Collection on level C of the library, close to the Curriculum Lab.  To search for items in this collection, use Encompass Search or the Library Catalog. 

  • Encompass Search is accessible from the library homepage; choose the tab labeled Encompass Search.  To limit your search results to just Juvenile Collection items, go to the Advanced Search screen. Add b8:Juvenile Collection in the first row; keep the drop-down at Keyword. Then add another word or words describing your subject area to the other row(s).
 

Finding Student Resources: Selected Magazines and Websites

ALL SUBJECT AREAS

  • Academic Search Complete
    An interdisciplinary database with scholarly and popular sources.  Some full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise, use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.  This will likely help you find newspaper and magazine articles appropriate for secondary, rather than elementary, students.  
  • Annenberg Learner

  • Arcademics

  • Great Websites for Kids (American Library Association)

  • NeoK12

  • Omnifile
    An interdisciplinary database with scholarly and popular sources.  Some full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise, use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.   Some children's interest magazines are included, such as:

ENGLISH AND LANGUAGE ARTS

MATH

SCIENCE

SOCIAL STUDIES

Need help with your research?

Contact:

Jen Jarson
Social Sciences Reference Librarian
phone: 484-664-3552
email: jarson@muhlenberg.edu

      
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