You will find a variety of materials to check out in the Curriculum Materials Library (CML) Collection, giving you a 'hands-on' approach to curriculum areas for K-12th grade. To see what is available, search in the Library's Online Catalog.
- Some hints for searching: To find materials located only in the CML, do a search, then use the drop down menu option and choose Curriculum Materials Library as your LOCATION.
- For information on loan periods or circulation, please see Library Loan Policies.
Textbooks and Resources
This part of the collection is primarily made up of K-12 textbooks and idea/activity books. It is housed in two locations, the Curriculum Materials Library, downtown Pew Campus, and the 4th floor of the Mary I. Pew Library in Allendale. When searching the library catalog for K-12 materials, select Curriculum Materials Library for the location.
Need help finding quality online lesson planning sites? Check out our lesson plan list, found on the research tab.
The Curriculum Materials Library has about 300 big books. The topics include all subject areas. The Juvenile / Young Adult Collection is housed at the Mary I. Pew Library.
This collection contains a great variety of games, puzzles, manipulatives, kits, maps, primary documents, and much more. You can see a sampling of our teaching aid collection by clicking the link below.
The Curriculum Materials Library subscribes to many children's magazines: Ask, Click, Cobblestone, Cricket, DynaMath, Faces, Kids Discover (1991-2014), Ladybug, Mailbox (Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2-3 & Intermediate), Mailbox Bookbag (1999-2009), Michigan History for Kids (2001-2009 & 2015+), Mitten (Spr.01-Apr.05), Muse, Odyssey (2012-2016), Ranger Rick, and Zoobooks (2000-2010). We have a subject guide index at the circulation desk to help you find articles and magazines to supplement your lesson plans!
Professional journals related to education are located at the Steelcase Library.
The CML has a collection of over 500 videos in a wide range of subject areas. Videos may be checked out for 14 days by GVSU students and faculty only.
University Libraries provides access to streaming videos that will interest all GVSU library patrons. To view the streaming videos databases, visit the video database site.
Annenberg Learner videos are intended for teachers, but many are ideal for use in the classroom or for viewing at home. The GVSU online catalog provides a link to the videos, or go to the website to view a list of their educational videos.
PBS LearningMedia offers teachers more than 100,000 videos, images, interactives, lesson plans and articles drawn from critically acclaimed PBS programs.
Professional Education Tests
CML Collection Tour