Teacher Education

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Research

Please see Literature Reviews, Data, and Research Design & Writing Your Dissertation

Database Tutorials

EBSCO Databases

 Basic Searching

EBSCO: Advanced Searching


Proquest Databases

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Thesaurus

Search Results


JSTOR

Theory & Philosophy
Lesson Planning

Websites

  • Library of Congress Lesson Plans Teacher-created, classroom-tested lesson plans using primary sources from the Library of Congress.
  • Smithsonian Education: Lesson Plans Use the 'Find Lesson Plans' search on the left. Select the subject and grade and enter key terms.
  • What Works Clearinghouse "The WWC identifies studies that provide credible and reliable evidence of the effectiveness of a given practice, program, or policy (referred to as “interventions”), and disseminates summary information and reports on the WWC website."
  • PBS LearningMedia Go to 'Browse PBS LearningMedia', choose grade level, then filter by media type: lesson plan.
  • The Guardian: Teacher Network Find teaching resources including lesson plans, audio, images, videos, and presentations. Requires registration.
  • BBC Lesson Plans for KS1 English & Mathematics lesson plan source for students ages 5-7.
  • BBC Lesson Plans for KS2 English, Mathematics, and Science lesson plan source for students ages 7-11.
  • Scholastic A collection of free lesson plans, discussion guides, teaching guides and more.
  • Free Lesson Plans Archive for Kids Discover 28 Pages of Printable Resources for Every Title of KIDS DISCOVER magazine (located in the Swilley Library curriculum materials collection).

Databases for Juveniles

  • Explora for Elementary (EBSCO) Designed for elementary students. Students can browse topics of interest or search for a topic of their choice. Search results can be limited to source type (e.g., magazines, news, biographies, etc.) or by Lexile range. Includes: American Heritage Children's Dictionary, Book Collection: Nonfiction, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, History Reference Center, and Primary Search.
  • Explora for Middle School (EBSCO) Designed for middle school students. Students can browse topics of interest or search for a topic of their choice. Search results can be limited to source type or by Lexile range. Includes: Book Collection: Nonfiction, Consumer Health Complete, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Health Source - Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra - School Edition, MasterFILE Elite, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Primary Search, and TOPICsearch.
  • Explora for High School (EBSCO) Designed for high school students. Includes: Advanced Placement Source, Book Collection: Nonfiction, Business Source Complete, Columbia Encyclopedia, Consumer Health Complete, ERIC, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, Health Source - Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra - School Edition, MasterFILE Elite, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Primary Search, TOPICsearch, and Vocational and Career Collection.
  • Advanced Placement Source (EBSCO) Designed to meet the needs of high school students enrolled in various AP courses. It contains more than 5700 full-text journals and over 300,000 photos, maps and flags. Subject areas include mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, human geography, psychology, economics & statistics; government & politics; environmental science; U.S., European and world history; the arts and music.
  • Britannica Learning Zone (Britannica) Designed specifically for young learners. Students will find engaging and developmentally-appropriate activities including an interactive atlas, learning games, engaging audio and video, and effective vocabulary builders. The Britannica Learning Zone teaches concepts such as geography, time, shapes, numbers, and reinforces relevant vocabulary.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (Britannica) Contains more than 73,000 articles from the printed Encyclopædia Britannica, including more than 8,000 articles that are not found in the print set. The resource also includes year-in-review articles from recent yearbooks, The Britannica Student Encyclopedia, and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus. The database also includes an extensive World Atlas linking users to maps, flags, statistics, and more of over 215 countries.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia [for children] (EBSCO) A general encyclopedia in Searchasaurus, containing over 25,000 information segments appropriate for the research needs of school students.
  • eBook High School Collection (EBSCO) This collection contains nearly 8,500 titles that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, as well as classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials. It also includes teacher resources.
  • eBook K-8 Collection (EBSCO) This collection contains nearly 11,000 titles chosen to support K-8 students across all subject areas and its content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states). The collection also includes teacher resources.
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