Curriculum Connection
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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 from our editors, Tom Bober (Elementary School) and Liz Deskins (Middle & High School), as they share best practices and strategies for teaching in the library. Click on "Read More" for access to the latest 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.
Social & Emotional Support from Books
Elementary School
Curriculum Connections for Eye on Historical Sources Series
Curriculum Resources

While the content of each title in the series Eye on Historical Sources is engaging, the true selling point is their emphasis on helping students deeply understand secondary and primary sources within the context of interpreting history. Each book contains a plethora of both primary and secondary sources, including maps, newspapers, letters, and even quilts from the time period in question. As such, this series is an outstanding resource for upper elementary teachers planning instruction in identifying, analyzing, and interpreting primary and secondary sources.

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While the content of each title in the series Eye on Historical Sources is engaging, the true selling point is their emphasis on helping students deeply understand secondary and primary sources within the context of interpreting history. Each book contains a plethora of both primary and secondary sources, including maps, newspapers, letters, and even quilts from the time period in question. As such, this series is an outstanding resource for upper elementary teachers planning instruction in identifying, analyzing, and interpreting primary and secondary sources.

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Middle & High School
Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature: Exploring Real Struggles...
Curriculum Resources

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, teachers can support the mental health of all students by promoting a safe school environment, encouraging students' social and emotional skills, and educating school staff, parents, and youth about symptoms of mental illnesses and resources for help. While the majority of high school teachers have not been trained to diagnose mental disorders or act as therapists, they have typically taken at least one course in special education and/or developmental psychology while seeking teacher certification. English teachers and school librarians in particular have been prepared to develop lesson plans that help young people understand the human condition through the study of literature.

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According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, teachers can support the mental health of all students by promoting a safe school environment, encouraging students' social and emotional skills, and educating school staff, parents, and youth about symptoms of mental illnesses and resources for help. While the majority of high school teachers have not been trained to diagnose mental disorders or act as therapists, they have typically taken at least one course in special education and/or developmental psychology while seeking teacher certification. English teachers and school librarians in particular have been prepared to develop lesson plans that help young people understand the human condition through the study of literature.

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The Girl-Positive Library: Inspiring Confidence, Creativity, and...
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Connecting Children with Classics: A Reader-Centered Approach to...
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Engaging Teens with Story: How to Inspire and Educate Youth with...
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