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Aids & Games

Educational resources in the form of flash card, game, manipulative, realia are boxed and circulate for 2 weeks.  We also have "Kits" that contain artifacts from different countries such as Africa, France, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, and Russia.

 

Art File

Pictures by well-known artists, arranged by the artist's last name, and art depicting foreign locations, arranged by country, are housed in gray file cabinets in the Curriculum Lab Classroom.  Material from these files is available when the classroom is not in use and is checked out by the Curriculum Lab for 2 weeks.

 

Audio-Visual Equipment

Video viewer, IBM Computer, Macintosh Computer available to preview videocassettes and computer software.  Filmstrip viewer, audio cassette player, record player, and Apple IIGS are also available to preview media.  Equipment is not available for loan.

 

Big Books

These are oversized books suitable for story telling to primary grade children.  Located in a wooden cabinet in front of stack hold juvenile picture books.

 

Computer Software

CD-Rom titles for IBM and the Macintosh software packages for EDT 210, 315, 415, and 490 are located by IBM and Macintosh computers.  

 

Filmstrips

The Curriculum Lab has retained filmstrips that have useful accompanying materials such as audio cassettes or printed material.

 

GEMS Guides

Great Explorations in Math and Science is a math/science series.  A hand-out lists each title plus call number of the GEMS Guides located in the Curriculum Lab.  

 

J & YP Fiction

J (Juvenile) designates an interest level of grades 4-6.  YP (Young People) designates an interest level for grades 7-12.  Fiction books are arranged alphabetically by the author's last name. 

 

J & YP NonFiction

J (Juvenile) designates an interest level of grades 4-6.  YP (Young People) designates an interest level for grades 7-12.  NonFiction books are arranged by subject area using the Dewey Decimal Classification System and then alphabetically by the author's last name.  Biographies are classified in the 92 and are arranged alphabetically by the name of the biographee.

 

Journals

Current journals are displayed alphabetically on racks. Back issues are shelved along the back wall.  Education journals, not housed in Curriculum Lab, are located in the Serials Department on the 4th floor of Burritt Library.

Current Curriculum Lab Journals include: 

Bookbird

Book Report

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Children's Literature in Education

Cobblestone

Hornbook

Journal of Youth Services

Mailbox

National Geographic World

Plays

School Library Journal

Science Books & Films

Teacher's Helper

Your Big Backyard

Zillions

 

Juvenile Picture Books

The reading/interest level for these books ranges from preschool to grade 3.  Adults usually read these books to children.  They are arranged alphabetically by the author's last name.  These books circulate for 2 weeks.

 

KRAUS 

The Kraus Curriculum Development Library offers selected curriculum guides from throughout the United States.  Online index available on the Burritt Library website home page. These guides are available on microfiche and arranged by subject, followed by grade level.  A brief description of each guide is available in the Kraus Binders (located by the entrance door) and on a CD-Rom mounted on the IBM Computer.  A microfiche reader is located in the Curriculum Lab.  Microfiche reader/printers are located in the Reference Deparment (just outside the Curriculum Lab door) and in the Serials Department located on the 4th floor.

 

Pamphlet File

Located in vertical files on the window wall of the Curriculum Lab, these files contain flyers, magazine articles, maps, etc. arranged by subject.  Material from these files is checked out by the Curriculum Lab for 2 weeks.

 

Picture File

Located in vertical files on the window wall of the Curriculum Lab, these files contain magazine pictures on various subjects.  Material from these files is checked out by the Curriculum Lab for 2 weeks.

 

Posters

Posters, packaged in circular tubes and located in gray map case, these posters circulate through the main circulation desk for a period of 2 weeks.

 

Professional Reading

Professional Reading, designated by prefix PR, included books, activity guides, curriculum guides, etc for the education professional.

 

Records

Children's 33 1/3 rpm records have been retained if they include children's songs, stories and poetry by well-known performers or music from other countries.

 

Reference Books

Bibliographies of children's books, reviews of children's literature, biographical information on children's authors and indexes to children's authors and literature are the most common reference items. Children's encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases are also found in this area. Reference books do not circulate.

 

SCIS Concepts

This is a science textbook series located with the science textbooks (C3).   A hand-out lists each title plus call number of the SCIS Concepts located in the Curriculum Lab.  

 

Slides

Slides, housed in Kodak Carousel box or binders sheets, are located on the inside wall near the back doors.

 

Tapes

Curriculum Lab houses audio tapes of children's songs and books as well as famous speeches and music from other countries.  Audio tape players are located on the inside wall near the back doors.

 

Tests

Sample tests are cataloged and located on the low Juvenile Picture Book shelves. These tests do not circulate.  Circulating tests may be placed on reserve by education faculty for students to use.

 

Textbooks

Textbooks, designated by the letter "C" and a subject numeral, are located in a separate section of the Curriculum Lab.  The textbook series focus mainly on elementary and middle school levels.  Series include student text, teacher edition, practice and support resources, assessment and technology supplements.

C1   Social Sciences

C2   Music

C3   Science

C4   Mathematics

C5   Reading

C6   Modern Languages

C8   Literature

C9   Spelling

C10 Handwriting

C11 English Language

C12 Health & Safety

C13 Art  

Videocassettes

Children's stories, educational instruction, animals, history and geography videos are located in the Curriculum Lab workroom.  A limit of 5 videotapes may be taken out for a period of two weeks.  A video view is located outside the workroom door.  More videos are available in the Media Room on the 4th floor.

 

                                                                  

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