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EDUCATION: K-12 CURRICULUM MATERIALS IN THE
CSU SACRAMENTO LIBRARY




The K-12 Curriculum Collections are located on 2 SOUTH. Included are textbooks, curriculum guides, and nonprint media for use by students in the CSUS credential programs. Material in the Curriculum Collections is listed in the EUREKA Computer Catalog by author, title, keyword, subject heading, and call number. It is particularly helpful to use EUREKA's "limit" feature when searching for curriculum materials. This allows you to limit your search results to items located in the Curriculum Collections. These collections are briefly described below.

The University Library at California State University Sacramento is one of 23 Learning Resource Display Centers (LRDCs) in California. As such, the Library receives and displays K-8 textbooks and supplementary instructional materials that have been adopted by the California State Board of Education. Clink on the link Learning Resource Display Center at the University Library for more information about the collection, the state text book adoption process, and other Learning Resource Display Centers.



TEXTBOOKS
Sample
Call
Number
Student texts, teacher's editions, workbooks, and other accompanying items in all subject areas taught in grades K-12 are included. Many different textbooks for each subject and each grade level are available. For K-8, the emphasis is on California state-adopted textbooks, though some others are also purchased. Textbooks are shelved by Dewey Decimal call number. Listed below is an outline of the call numbers for the major subject areas:
372.6
Sc4
Gr.6t
Art
Business Ed.
ESL
English
Foreign Lang.
Handwriting
Health
Home Ec.
700-770
650-659
372.413
372.6
430-497
372.5
613-614
640.6
Literature
Mathematics
Music
Readers-Basal
Readers-Remedial
Science
Social Science
Spelling
372.40
372.7
780
372.4
372.39
500-574
372.831
372.41



NONPRINT MEDIA
Sample
Call
Number
The Curriculum nonprint collection includes the following formats: kits, slides, audio cassettes, filmstrips, videocassette, games, realia, picture sets, and records. Many of the items include a teacher's guide, which contain classroom activities and sample lessons. Nonprint media is arranged in the same way as the textbooks, using the same call numbers for subjects as outlined above.
nonprint
372.7
H21m
Gr.6-8

CURRICULUM GUIDES
Sample
Call
Number
Curriculum guides typically outline subject matter to be covered in a particular subject or grade level. Specific teaching suggestions and/or sample lesson plans are often given. Curriculum guides prepared by elementary and secondary school districts, state-level education agencies, and various educational organizations are included in this collection. In order to facilitate browsing, curriculum guides are arranged on the shelves alphabetically in the following subject categories:
Curric.
Guide
Reading
0167
Administration
Art
Bilingual Ed.
Business
Computer Science
Driver Education
Early Childhood Ed.
Foreign Language
General
Guidance
Health
Home Economics
Industrial Education
Language Arts
Mathematics
Music
Physical Education
Reading
Science
Social Science
Special Education
Vocational Education
Work Study



OTHER RESOURCES

Juvenile Literature: The juvenile literature collection, located on 2 SOUTH next to the curriculum collection, includes fiction, nonfiction, and picture books for ages preschool through young adult.

Picture File: In addition to the picture sets included in the nonprint media portion of the Curriculum Collections, individually mounted posters are available to check out.

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) This database of education articles and microfiche documents is a good source of teaching ideas. Many classroom-oriented materials are included.

ERIC   (http://www.eric.ed.gov/)  Free to the public.

The Educator's Reference Desk  http://www.eduref.org/
The Educator's Reference Desk is a project of the Information Institute of Syracuse and contains links to over 3000 resources on a variety of educational issues.

Lesson Plans for K-12 Teachers   (http://library.csus.edu/guides/rogenmoserd/educ/LESSON.HTM)
This is a CSU Sacramento Library Research Guide of free lesson plan links.

A Sacramento State Library Research Guide compiled by Roz Van Auker, Education Reference Librarian; vanaukerr@csus.edu
Last updated 5/09