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Elementary School Social Studies Research Guide


Locating Lesson Plans
Lesson plans on your subject in ERIC
Lesson plans on your subject in Education Full Text
Locating Articles
Articles about Interdisciplinary teaching in Education Full Text
Articles about Interdisciplinary teaching in ERIC
Citing Sources
Format works cited entries in APA Style
Locating Books for Developing Curriculum
Children's books in Owens Library or Horace Mann Library about historical topics or a person
Lists of non-fiction children's books about historical, political and economic topics

To find lesson plans on your subject in ERIC:
  1. Go to Articles & Guides
  2. In the "Databases" box, scroll down & click ERIC
  3. In the first "Find" box, type lesson plan*
  4. In the second "Find" box, type interdisciplinary or thematic approach*
  5. In the third "Find" box, type social studies or social science*
  6. Click the "Search" button

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To find lesson plans on your subject in Education Full Text:
  1. Go to Articles & Guides
  2. In the "Databases" box, scroll down and click Education Full Text
  3. In the first "Search For" box, type lesson plan
  4. In the second "Search For" box, type interdisciplinary or correlation with other subjects
  5. In the third "Search For" box, type social studies or social science*
  6. Click the "Search" button

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To find articles about Interdisciplinary teaching in Education Full Text:
  1. Go to Articles & Guides
  2. In the "Databases" box, scroll down and click Education Full Text
  3. In the first "Search For:" box, type interdisciplinary or correlation with other subjects
  4. If you wish, in the second "Search For: box type one of the following:
    • social studies or social science
    • history
    • economics
  5. Click the "Start" button

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To find articles about Interdisciplinary teaching in ERIC:   
  1. Go to Articles & Guides
  2. In the "Databases" box, scroll down and click ERIC
  3. In the first "Find" box, type interdisciplinary or thematic approach
  4. Click the drop down arrow in the first "in" box and click "SU Descriptors (All)"
  5. In the second "Find" box, type social studies or social science*
  6. In the third "Find" box, type elementary
  7. If you wish to find articles about correlating social studies instruction with another discipline, in the third box after elementary type one of the following:
    • and science
    • and math
    • and reading
  8. Click the "Search" button

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To learn how to format works cited entries in APA Style for books and journal articles:
1. Go to Owens Library
2. Point at Citing Sources
3. Click APA Style

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To find children's books in Owens Library or Horace Mann Library about historical topics or about a person:
  1. Go to the Library Catalog
  2. Click the down arrow and click Keyword
  3. Type juvenile literature and your topic
  4. Click the Search button.

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To find lists of non-fiction children's books about historical, political and economic topics:
Use either of the two books listed below which contains lists of non-fiction children's books about subjects:

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