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Eastern Washington University Libraries

Social Studies 490: Social Studies Senior Capstone

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James Rosenzweig
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Searching for teacher resources in the catalog

In general, remember that adding the phrase (in quotes) "study and teaching" to any topic will generally help you narrow down on materials intended for use by PK-12 teachers.  Another way of narrowing your search is to choose JFK Lower Level Curriculum Center from the list of Physical Locations in the catalog's left sidebar, since that will limit your search to materials set aside for use either by teachers or students in a PK-12 classroom.

Finding lesson/unit ideas in ERIC

Remember that ERIC documents often have curricular ideas that can be built on or adapted: don't click peer-reviewed to ensure you see all the types of materials collected in ERIC!

Finding primary source materials online

Remember, when using a search engine (like Google or Bing), pair the topic of interest to you with key phrases like "digital collections", "digital archives", and "primary sources", to see what universities, museums, and educators have collected and made available online.  Below, I provide a range of sites that provide extensive access to primary source material (text, image, and audio/video) you may find useful:

Other resources for teaching social studies