Curriculum Materials Library
You will find a variety of materials in the CML Collection, giving you a 'hands-on' approach to curriculum areas for kindergarten through 12th grade. To see what is available, search in the Library's Online Catalog. Some hints for searching: To find materials located only in CML, use the drop down menu option and choose Curriculum Materials Library as your LOCATION. Please note that the "limits" option for CML does not work when you are searching by title or call number. For information on loan periods or circulation, please see Library Loan Policies.
This part of the collection is primarily made up of textbooks. We aim to emphasize on materials published within the last 10 years, although older textbook sets may be kept for comparison value. Due to budget and space constraints, we cannot guarantee to have the entire set for each textbook. Instead, student and teacher books for all grades are usually purchased, and from this set, a grade level will be selected for purchase of all the peripheral materials. It is our continuing goal to have current textbook sets in all curriculum areas. A large part of the book collection is idea/activity books to assist in lesson planning. CML also maintains a 'Big Book' collection of juvenile books. Most of the 'Big Books' contain teacher guides to help with presentation ideas.
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(Select Curriculum Materials Library in the drop down menu for the location).
Audio Cassettes and CDs: This part of the Collection contains a variety of materials, from tapes of teacher conferences to children's songs and activities.
The CML has a limited collection of professional education tests. These tests may be used by education professors for classroom presentations only. All other patrons must view the tests at the CML.
The CML has over 200 puppets. Many of them are from the award winning puppet company, Folkmanis. The puppets are often used when reading a book, in storytelling, or in science projects. If you wish to see a list of puppets and their images, please click the link below.
The CML subscribes to many children's magazines: Ask, Cobblestone, Click, Cricket, Dragonfly (1996-2000), Faces, Kids Discover, Mailbox (Preschool, Kindergarten, Primary, & Intermediate), Mailbox Bookbag (formerly Mailbox Teacher,1999-2009), Michigan History for Kids (2001-2009), Muse, Odyssey, Ranger Rick, Scientific American Explorations (1998-2002), Skipping Stones, Stone Soup, and Zoobooks. Back issues of most of these titles are also available. We have a subject guide bibliography, which makes it easy to search for what you need!
Professional journals related to education are located at the Steelcase Library.
This collection contains a great variety, from posters, hand puppets (list of Puppets), color transparencies, phonics games, cube manipulatives, a heart model, a dimensional man, world puzzle maps, and much more.
Video cameras and tripod and a slide projector can be booked in advance and checked out by faculty. A flannel board, magnifying glasses, stencils, and eye droppers can be checked out by any patron. You will find in many of the teaching aid kits many different types of equipment, such as clocks, scales, beakers and test tubes, etc.
The CML has a collection of over 2,000 videos in a wide range of subject areas, from teacher preparation and teaching techniques to children's videos for classroom use. Videos may be checked out for 14 days by students and faculty, and may be booked in advance through special procedures. To reserve a video, please contact Donna Oster at firstname.lastname@example.org. No more than 5 videos may be checked out at a time by a patron.
Annenberg/CPB videos are intended for teachers, but many are ideal for use in the classroom or for viewing at home. Not all videos listed on the Annenberg page are available by video streaming. Videos labeled "Indiviadual Program Description" and having a VoD link are available through the computer. You MUST open a free account to Annenberg/CPB to access the videos. The GVSU online catalog provides a link to the videos, or you may click Annenberg/CPB to view a complete list of the educational videos produced by Annenberg.
Page Maintained by Rita Kohrman, Education Resources Librarian.
Page last modified May 30, 2013