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
- Cities and towns
- United States - History
- Community Life
Supplementary Sources in the TCC
- History-social science content standards
H 62.5 .S2 2000 grade K-12 - http://suncat.csun.edu/record=b1856723 -
- History - social science framework for California public schools
H 62.5 .C26 2005 gr. K-12 - http://suncat.csun.edu/record=b1915892 -
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
- American Memory (Library of Congress)
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
- History Matters
“…serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history.”
- National Council for the Social Studies
- SCORE History/Social Science
"Over 5000 websites aligned to California’s History/Social Science Curriculum."
- This Day in History-The History Channel
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