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Social Studies Resources

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The Teacher Curriculum Center (TCC) has a variety of resources that can be useful in the teaching of social studies at all grade levels. The following will help you to identify and locate the most appropriate materials for your needs. Both print and media resources are available and indexed by author, title, subject and series in the Oviatt Library catalog.

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Selected Social Studies Subject Terms

The Oviatt Library online catalog uses terms from the Library of Congress Subject Headings. The phrase Social Studies is not used by the Library of Congress, and so others must be used when searching through the online computer catalog by subject. Some examples of subject headings to use are:

Search OneSearch for search terms such as:

  • Social sciences
  • World history
  • Economics
  • Cities and towns
  • Family
  • United States - History
  • Geography
  • Community
  • Self-perception
  • Self-respect
  • Community Life
  • Occupations
  • Maps
  • Explorers
  • Citizenship

Supplementary Sources in the TCC

Curriculum guides/Lesson plans

Use the Study and teaching subdivision after any subject to find curriculum guides and lesson plans in the Library Catalog. Examples:

  • Social sciences - Study and teaching
  • Economics – Study and teaching

Curriculum guides/lesson plans may also be found in the ERIC documents collection. Ask the Reference Librarian for assistance in locating these guides.

General Internet Sources

  • TEAMS(LACOE) Learning. . .for K-12 Educators
  • TEAMS Teaching Circles  (for New Teachers)

Specialized Internet Sources

Created by Dr. Karin Duran
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