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Dive into a deep archive of curriculum resources to help you bolster your students' learning in the library. SLC's Curriculum Connection page houses lesson plans and activities written by librarians for librarians to help you engage students, address standards, collaborate with teachers, and continue evolving your practice. Learn best practices and strategies for teaching in the library. Click on "Read More" for access to the lesson plans around this month's theme, and use the search bar below to find ready-to-go and easily adapted activities to use in your library, no matter the subject, grade levels, or theme you're addressing with your students today.
Elementary School
Focusing on Research When Research Is Not the Focus
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Recently, my third-grade team came to me to ask about student research. Instead of a large research project, the teachers were looking at a writing project where students focused on their own understanding of a topic to guide their writing. This was not a moment to break out my large bag of student research tricks. I needed to be more precise. I asked myself the question, "How can elementary students best focus on their own research when research is not the focus of instruction?"

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Recently, my third-grade team came to me to ask about student research. Instead of a large research project, the teachers were looking at a writing project where students focused on their own understanding of a topic to guide their writing. This was not a moment to break out my large bag of student research tricks. I needed to be more precise. I asked myself the question, "How can elementary students best focus on their own research when research is not the focus of instruction?"

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Middle & High School
Curriculum Connections for Games of Deception
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From New York Times bestselling author Andrew Maraniss comes the YA nonfiction account of the first U.S. Olympic basketball team at the 1936 Olympics. Set in Hitler's Germany, Games of Deception takes the reader from the birth of basketball to its debut as an Olympic sport, all the while following the gripping story of 14 American basketball players as they navigate the excitement of the games against the complexities of the political propaganda and entrenched racism both at home and in Nazi Germany. To help you make the most of this YA release in the library and classroom, we're sharing some great new resources that will pair well with the book.

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From New York Times bestselling author Andrew Maraniss comes the YA nonfiction account of the first U.S. Olympic basketball team at the 1936 Olympics. Set in Hitler's Germany, Games of Deception takes the reader from the birth of basketball to its debut as an Olympic sport, all the while following the gripping story of 14 American basketball players as they navigate the excitement of the games against the complexities of the political propaganda and entrenched racism both at home and in Nazi Germany. To help you make the most of this YA release in the library and classroom, we're sharing some great new resources that will pair well with the book.

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