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Curriculum & Instruction

Lesson Plans Websites

Finding Lesson Plans

             How to Locate Lesson Plans

 1. Search the ERIC Database – (Instructions are for searching EBSCOHost ERIC)

  • In the first search box type lesson plans as your keyword and search it as a SU Descriptors.
  • In the next search box type in your content area e.g. social studies, phonics, etc.
  • In the Refine Search -- Limit your results area:
    • Educational level: select the level you desire, or leave set to “All.”
    • Journal or Document: Limit to Document (although lesson plans do appear in some journals).
    • Date Published: optional.
  • Once you get your results, sort by relevance.

 2. Search Primary Search (EBSCOHost database) Focuses on preschool and elementary school.

  •  In the first search box type lesson planning.
  • In the second search box type in the content area, such as language arts.

 3. Search Mas Ultra School Edition (EBSCOHost database) Focuses on high school.

  • In the first search box type lesson planning.
  •  In the second search box type in the content area, such as mathematics.

 4.  Search Education Abstracts Full Text (Wilson database).

  • In the first search box type lesson plans and change Keyword to Subject(s).
  • In the second search box type in your content area such as social studies.

5. Library Catalog: to search for lesson plans in the library catalog, use the Advanced

    Search.

  • lesson plan* or curricula or curriculum planning
  • AND    [your subject e.g. social studies, language arts, physical education, etc.]
  • Limiting by date is optional. 

 

Thematic Units

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