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Student Teaching Research Guide

Introduction


The Student Teacher Guide will direct you to print and electronic resources that will help you throughout your student teacher experience. If you need in-depth assistance or if you have questions about any of the resources or services mentioned in the guide please contact the Education Liaison Librarian.

 


Curriculum Library


Located on the lower level of Geisel Library, the Curriculum Library is a separate collection designed to support students in their student teaching experience. The collection contains materials that will assist students in the creation of lesson plans, curriculum development, and assessment planning in addition to resources for teacher preparation and the research of instructional design and methods.

The Curriculum Library consists of two collections: one containing professional teacher resources and the other containing juvenile literature and manipulatives. Curriculum Library materials are cataloged in the library catalog and may be checked out of the library.

Books are arranged by Library of Congress call number according to subject; consult the list below to locate books according to certified teaching area:

  • Social Studies: B-KF
  • General Instruction Materials: L-LT
  • Foreign Languages: P-PC
  • English Language Arts: PN-PZ
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages: LC3731 and PE
  • Math and Science: Q-QR 

Books covering program and curriculum analysis, assessment, and/or long-term study as well as books covering the history, theory, or philosophy of education can be found in the library's General Collection in the L-LT section.

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Databases


Journals

Access to both scholarly and professional education journals is available through our subscriptions to core education research databases including:

ERIC
Academic Search Premier
ProQuest Education Journals
Teacher Reference Center


We also have a number of other online journal databases that approach the study of education from sociological, historical, psychological, and philosophical perspectives; please consult our Education Subject Guide for a complete list of online journal databases that will help you perform research in the field of education.

If you would like to browse Geisel Library's collection of education related print and electronic full text journals go to Journal Finder's Social Sciences Journals listing and scroll down until you see the heading for Education. You can then browse our journal collection by topic.

 

Database for Instruction Materials

Curriculum Resource Center (CRC)
Search the CRC to locate instructional materials that will assist in the creation of lesson plans and assignments in math, science, and social studies. Grade levels covered in the database range from middle school to high school. Some materials support junior college level instruction which would be beneficial for gifted students or for advanced placement lesson plan creation. Examples of available teaching aids include: experiments, chronologies, images, and handouts.

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Lesson Plans on the Internet


Recognizing that there is a wealth of information on the Internet that will help student teachers develop lesson plans, we have gathered together a collection of online resources that will direct students to lesson plans for all of the certification areas as well as special education, technology integration, and diversity. When navigating the websites look for sections titled lesson plans, resources, and/or teacher resources.  In addition to lesson plans many of these websites have professional development and current awareness resources that would benefit student teachers.

General Lesson Plans

The websites listed below contain lesson plans on English language arts, foreign language, social studies, math, science, special education, and technology integration.

Advanced Placement Digital Library

Annenberg Media

Discovery - Lesson Plan Library

Edhelper

EDSITEment: National Endowment for the Humanities

Education Planet

Education World

Educator's Reference Desk

Facing History and Ourselves

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

GEM: Gateway to 21 st Century Skills

Houghton Mifflin: Education Place

IDEAS - Interactive Dialogue with Educators across the State

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators

The Lesson Plans Page

New York Times Learning Network

PBS Teachers

Smithsonian Education

TeachNet Lesson Plans

Thinkfinity


Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute

English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) Lesson Plans

The websites listed below contain lesson plans on English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL). In addition to searching these websites make sure that you search through the websites listed in the General Lesson Plans section, many of them have robust collections on ESOL.

Activities for ESL Students

Colorín Colorado


ESL Lesson Plans & Resources

ESL Resource Center

Everything ESL

The Internet TESL Journal

English Language Arts Lesson Plans

The websites listed below contain lesson plans on English language arts. In addition to searching these websites make sure that you search through the websites listed in the General Lesson Plans section, many of them have robust collections on the English language arts.

Web English Teacher

ReadWriteThink

S.C.O.R.E. CyberGuides

Foreign Language Lesson Plans

The websites listed below contain lesson plans for foreign language instruction, specifically French, Spanish, and Latin. In addition to searching these websites make sure that you search through the websites listed in the General Lesson Plans section.

E.L. Easton - Languages

Internet Activities for Foreign Language Classes

LatinTeach

TeachSpanish.com Lesson Plans

Math Lesson Plans

The websites listed below contain lesson plans for mathematics instruction, including algebra, geometry, and calculus. In addition to searching these websites make sure that you search through the websites listed in the General Lesson Plans section.

Math Forum @ Drexel

Math & Science Gateway (9-12) Cornell University

Math Archives

Science Gems - Mathematics

Science Lesson Plan

The websites listed below contain lesson plans for science instruction, including general science, biology, chemistry, and applied physics. In addition to searching these websites make sure that you search through the websites listed in the General Lesson Plans section.

Biology Lesson Plans for Prospective and Practicing Teachers

Environmental Education: EE-Link

Exploratorium - Tools for Teaching

The Franklin Institute - Resources for Science Learning

Math & Science Gateway (9-12) Cornell University

Multimedia Physics Studio

NASA Quest

NASA Space Science Education Resource Directory

National Institutes of Health - Office of Science Education

Social Studies Lesson Plans

The websites listed below contain lesson plans for social studies instruction, including history, civics, geography, and current events. In addition to searching these websites make sure that you search through the websites listed in the General Lesson Plans section.

American Memory Project: The Learning Page

A Biography of America

The Historical Society: Boston University

Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers

National Archives Digital Classroom

Teaching With Historic Places

Xpeditions: Geographic Standards in Your Classroom

Special Education Lesson Plans

The websites listed below contain lesson plans for special education instruction. The websites contain lesson plans in a number of subject areas including social studies, English language arts, foreign language, math, and science. In addition to searching these websites make sure that you search through the websites listed in the General Lesson Plans section.

Council for Exceptional Children

LD Online

Educational Technology Lesson Plans

The websites listed below contain lesson plans on how to incorporate technology in the classroom. The websites contain lesson plans in a number of subject areas including social studies, English language arts, foreign language, math, and science. In addition to searching these websites make sure that you search through the websites listed in the General Lesson Plans section.

Internet4Classrooms

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

Microsoft Innovative Teachers Program

Laptop Learning Challenge

Diversity

The websites listed below contain lesson plans that help you to promote and achieve cultural diversity in the classroom. The websites contain lesson plans in a number of subject areas including social studies, English language arts, and foreign language. In addition to searching these websites make sure that you search through the websites listed in the General Lesson Plans section.

Diversity Council

Smithsonian Global Sound

Smithsonian Heritage Teaching Resources

Teaching Tolerance: Southern Poverty Law Center

United Nations: Cyber-School Bus

 

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Standards


The following references will direct you to curriculum frameworks and standards for the state and national level.

Common Core State Standards
New Hampshire Department of Education

Curriculum Standards for Social Studies

National Council for the Social Studies

National Geography Standards
National Council for Geographic Education

National Science Education Standards
National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment

New Hampshire Curriculum Frameworks
New Hampshire Department of Education

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century
U.S. Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities
Call Number: P53 .S83 1996
Location: Curriculum Library

Standards for the English Language Arts
National Council of Teachers of English

 

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News and Professional Current Awareness


In addition to developing lesson plans and curriculum it is crucial that student teachers stay abreast of new developments and emerging issues affecting educators and education in general. The publications listed below will help you get started on practicing professional current awareness. Keep in mind that this is only a select group of publications. If you would like more assistance in locating education related trade and professional journals please contact the Education Liaison Librarian.

Education Week (Access through Academic Search Premier)
Use the above link to access the full text of Education Week through Academic Search Premier; if you are off campus you will need to enter in the S number off the back of your student ID in order to gain access.

American Educational Research Association
Use the AERA website to stay on top of scholarly research in the field of education. Research ranges from analysis of public policy to teaching methods to cognitive development. Be sure to browse through their collection of publications, especially Research Points, their free online journal publication. If you come across a book or journal that you would like to view please check Geisel Library's online catalog to see if we currently own the title or check WorldCat to request the book through interlibrary loan.

Education Full Coverage on Yahoo! News
The Yahoo! News education webpage contains education related news covered in the popular press. As such, you will get access to articles, news wires, and online audio and video on the latest policy, report, study, or news story affecting education and educators.

Education World Mailing Lists
Electronic mailing lists and listservs are an excellent way to keep in touch with other educators and to be made aware of new developments in the field of education. Examine Education World's collection of mailing lists to see if there is one that interests you; many other listservs exist, contact the Education Liaison Librarian if you need assistance in locating a listserv in your subject area.


National Education Association
Use the NEA website as a way to learn about new government/policy developments affecting the field of education and child development. Under the Members & Educators section click on NEA publications to view the full text of new NEA professional journals.

E-Newsletters

Sign up for the following free e-newsletters to stay up-to-date on the latest issues facing educators. Many of them will also provide information on the latest teaching techniques and highlight lesson plan resources available on the Internet.

CEC Smart Brief Council for Exceptional Children

LD Online Newsletters (including: LD Online Newsletter, LD Newsline, ED Extras, Reading Rockets News, and Colorín Colorado News)

Works4Me Newsletter National Education Association 

 

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Professional Associations


The following list of associations is only a sampling of the international, national, and regional professional associations that exist to support educators. Only those associations that have a wealth of information on their websites have been included in this list. Many other education professional associations exist; contact the Education Liaison Librarian if you are having trouble locating a professional association in your subject or geographic area.

International Associations

Association of International Educators

International Reading Association

National Associations

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

National Association of Special Education Teachers

National Council for the Social Studies

National Council of Teachers of English

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Education Association

National Science Teachers Association

New England/New Hampshire Associations

New England Association of Chemistry Teachers

New England Association of Teachers of English

New England History Teachers Association

New England Reading Association

New Hampshire Association of World Language Teachers

New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies

New Hampshire Science Teachers Association

 

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