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Education Resources Center: EDUC 319 (Prof. Ericson)

Lesson Plan Template

Searching for Picture Books

To find a picture book in the Education Resources Center, use Ely Library QuickSearch:

  • Click on Advanced Search over the search box.
  • In the “Keyword” box, type in NU: PZ1000*
  • If you are searching for books by an author, type the name in "quotation marks" in the search box next to Author.
  • If you wish to search for a topic instead, change the drop down box to Keyword and type in your topic.
  • Enter your search terms in the search box

NOTE:  For this search you do not need to limit to Education Resources Collection.  There are no PZ call numbers in the stacks!

Searching for items in the Education Resources Center

Materials in the Education Resources Center include books, big books, games, unit plans, textbooks, lesson plans, activity books, kits, and education software packages. You can borrow and use these items to enrich and add interest to lesson plans and classes you will teach as a student teacher.

For education research related to theory, see the Education Guide.

To search for materials in the ERC, follow these simple instructions.

From the Ely Library QuickSearch:

  • In the search box, type in a topic, author, or title
  • Change the right hand drop down to Education Resources Center and click the Magnifying Glass  
  • All listed items will be located in the ERC
  • In order to search for Picture Books on specific topics, you will still need to use the Advanced Search option
  • See Children's Young Adult Literature tab above to search for picture books

Children's / Young Adult Literature

The ERC Collection includes children's literature which is defined as books that are targeted to children ages 4 - 12, regardless of who else may read them.  There are also books aimed at young adult readers between the ages of 12 to 18.

Call Number Guide for ERC Children's Fiction



Fiction (Chapter Books, etc.)

PZ 7


PZ 400


PZ 600


PZ 700

Basal Readers

PZ 900

Picture Books (fiction)

PZ 1000


Call Number Guide for ERC Children's Non-Fiction Informational Texts and Teaching Materials



  World History


  American History




  Sports & Games


  Teaching Guides




  Language Arts


  General Science








  Agriculture (Farming, plants, etc.)


  Technology (transportation, computers, etc.)


Social Justice Web Sites (Mary Cowhey)

Most of these sites are listed in Black Ants and Buddhists.  Some come from Native Peoples.

Lesson plan sites

So you need to create a lesson plan?

You just got your first assignment and lo and behold, you need to write a lesson plan.  You say that you've never written a lesson plan before?  Well,  there are many books and websites you can use to help you along.

Teaching Music Web Sites

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