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Books in the CMC are classified in the Library of Congress Classification Scheme. All call numbers will start with "Curric" to indicate that it is an item in the CMC followed by one or two letters (such as those bulleted below) then numbers.
Although social studies is such a broad subject, there are several Library of Congress classifications that are particularly good for teaching social studies and history:
You will also find many helpful teaching materials all though the "LB" Class/Subclass which is for education. This is where you will find the K-6 social studies textbooks. Use the online catalog to look up your particular topic (Ancient Egypt, civics, Native Americans, gold rush, etc.).
Kits: Don't forget to check out all the kits we have as well. The kit room and poster collection are part of the Curriculum Materials Center, which means that the same letters bulleted above will apply. Use the online catalog to find the kits and posters or ask a librarian for help if you need it.
Learn from the professionals with lessons and activities that have already been tested in a classroom! Teachers have published articles detailing the lessons and units that have worked well for them. AND you can get them for free through the library instead of paying for them online (where there is no peer-review process before they are published).
Great starting points: Some resources that work well for social studies articles/lessons are: