Q. Where can I find children's & YA books? What is the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) ?

Answered By: Kathryn Ray
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2017     Views: 17

PLEASE NOTE:  THE CURRICULUM MATERIALS CENTER MOVED TO ITS NEW LOCATION:
4801 Massachusetts AVE. NW.  The hours can be found here.
The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) supports the mission and curriculum of the School of Education (SOE).
The collections include:
  • Textbooks (K-12)
  • Curriculum frameworks 
  • Lesson plans
  • Juvenile literature (children's and young adult)
  • Math manipulatives
  • DVDs and streaming media

Some of the supplementary materials (e.g. DVDs, videos) are located in Media Services, which is located on the University Library's lower level.

Larissa Gerstel Critical Literacy Collection

This 4,000+ collection of multicultural juvenile (children's and young adult) literature supports the School of Education, Teaching and Health's (SETH) mission to introduce its students (and their eventual pupils) to issues of social justice and global understanding through the framework of critical literacy.

Fiction and nonfiction works are shelved in the Curriculum Materials Center by their assigned Library of Congress call number. Children's and young adult fiction mostly are shelved at the PZ 7 call number. Nonfiction call numbers will differ depending on subject matter.

Items from the Larissa Gerstel Critical Literacy Collection may be checked out by American University affiliates. Others are welcome to use materials on site. To learn more about the history of this collection and the work of SETH alumna Larissa (Rozek) Gerstel, please visit this site.

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