What is the Curriculum Lab?
Our basic definition is: a collection of curriculum materials, such as sample editions of textbooks, videos, educational games, and testing materials.
What kind of items are in the Curriculum Lab?
Art work– pictures with information about subject matter and ideas on how to teach artistic elements
Testing materials– Educational tests and measurements
Kits– Grade level subject units with workbooks, student and teacher edition textbooks
Professional development books– Including The First Days of School
Items that can be used for story time sessions– Oversized books, puppets, classroom sets
Game Kits– Some teach life skills and some are just for fun
What grade levels/subjects are in the Curriculum Lab?
The items are primarily elementary level due to donations or professor order requests. There are middle and high school level items as well. Most items have the grade level on the bin or spine label. All of the major subjects (English, Reading, Math, Sciences, History, Social Studies, etc) are represented in this collection. If you are looking for materials for a certain subject, a librarian can help you find those.
How do I find Curriculum Lab items in the catalog?
On the library catalog (library.cumberland.edu), use the search box on the left side of the page. There is a drop down menu called “Limit To”. Use this menu to limit results to PreK-12 Curriculum Material.
Are there rules for what can be checked out or how long I can keep them?
All Curriculum Lab items have a three week checkout period, and up to three renewals are allowed as long as the items aren’t on reserve. Everything in the Curriculum Lab (except for the Envision math kits) can be checked out. All items in bins must be kept together. You will need your student ID to check out items. There is no limit to how many items you can check out.
Still have questions? Contact the library or Amber McKee for further assistance!