The Curriculum Materials Center supports the mission of the Library and the University, as well as the Conceptual Framework of the Education Unit.
The CMC is essential to the instructional and research needs of students and faculty in programs preparing teachers for PreK-12 schools. The CMC houses educational resources that provide curriculum and instructional experiences for PreK-12 students. These materials are used by educators to develop curricula and lesson plans and may also be used in actual instructional situations. The materials also provide information for those doing research.
Books appropriate for toddlers through young adult are divided into three areas: easy books, fiction, and non-fiction.
Books used in schools for the formal study of a subject. The CMC collection includes texbooks for subjects taught from kindergarten through high school in all curricular areas.
Picture books for children in a large format that are often used for shared reading.
Curriculum bulletins include teaching activity books which have numerous ideas for lesson plans. Teacher activity books contain activities for teachers to incorporate into their lesson plans, in order to meet the goals/objectives of the curriculum.
Non-book materials appropriate for preschool through high school including DVDs, kits, games, flash cards, music CDs, puppets, models, audiobooks, and realia. Realia are real objects to be used for hands-on experience in teaching.
The reference collection includes reference sources related to other materials in the CMC collections. These books may circulate with permission from a reference librarian.
Pictures on a wide variety of topics and portraits of famous persons are available in this collection. Maps designed for elementary age students are also available.
The historical text collection is a select collection of K-12 textbooks of historical value. The collection dates back to the early 1800's. To access this collection, check with a reference librarian.
This collection contains bulletins published by the Minnesota Department of Education which were published at least 20 years ago. To access this collection, check with a reference librarian.
The CMC Librarian provides specialized services for the Center including:
Instruction is available on accessing and using CMC materials, education journals, and other professional education resources
The CMC open classroom (LI 209C), may be used by faculty who would like students to examine various CMC materials within the library. This classroom may be booked through the University's EMS scheduling system.
The classroom/lab on second floor (LI 208) may be booked through the University's EMS scheduling system.
To schedule a class contact the CMC Librarian.