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This guide highlights resources helpful for education majors or those using education-related information and collections.

Hello! Welcome to the Education LibGuide.

My name is Karen Wanamaker. I am the Education Librarian here at Kutztown University. You can find my contact information in a box on the bottom left of every page in this guide. 
Email is the best way to reach me (
My office is located on the ground floor of the Rohrbach Library in the Curriculum Materials Center area.
I love helping students, so please, ASK!!

Guide Layout

In the column/box to the left you will find links to information related to the page name. Each "Subjects" page will give information about locating materials for that specific subject as well as suggested journals for research and suggested online sites.

Booklist Reader

Booklist Reader provides information about adult and children's literature including articles about new titles, thematic lists, and author interviews. To read the current issue:

1. Click on the image below or go to the Booklist Reader website by clicking here

2. When the Booklist Reader website loads, click on the cover of the issue you want to read to view it in your browser. (You can scroll down on the Booklist Reader page to read prior issues.) 

Some New Additions (Book covers and titles are linked to the online catalog)

Bomb: the race to build--and steal--the world's most dangerous weapon (graphic novel version)

Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.

Unearthing joy: a guide to culturally and historically responsive teaching and learning

In this sequel to Cultivating Genius, Gholdy Muhammad adds a fifth pursuit--joy--to her groundbreaking framework. Dr. Muhammad shows how joy, which is rooted in the cultural and historical realities of Black students, can enhance our efforts to cultivate identity, skills, intellect, and criticality for ALL students, giving them a powerful purpose to learn and contribute to the world. Dr. Muhammad's wise implementation advice is paired with model lessons that span subjects and grade levels

Project-based learning for elementary grades

"Project-based Learning for Elementary Grades is divided into two parts; part I provides background information about project-based learning projects and tips to help your projects run smoothly. Part II includes fifteen versatile PBL projects that can be used with learners in grades K-6, as well as chapters on collaboration, virtual PBL projects, and how to create your own projects"-- Provided by publisher.

Teaching for a Living Democracy

This classroom narrative explores how teachers can build and sustain an intellectually and emotionally fulfilling teaching practice while changing the way students experience school. Written by an English and history teacher in a Philadelphia public high school, this book presents a framework of teaching for a living democracy-supporting learners to produce intellectually rigorous and creative work by designing instruction that intersects with students' lives and interests. The text offers project-based units of study and classroom practices that allow students to reconfigure understandings of themselves, their capabilities, and their roles in the world. Packed with student voices and the work of youth, this book provides a rich window into classroom practices that challenge authoritarian tendencies while cultivating dignity and agency. Book Features: Shares a vision of project-based inquiry learning that is rooted in systemic understandings of social change. Provides a pragmatic framework and tools to help teachers develop their practice in creative and sustainable ways. Shows how to support diverse learners, with a special focus on the experiences of students who struggle. Includes many classroom scenes and examples of curriculum design strategies. Offers the realistic perspective of a teacher working in an urban public high school.