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Education 1101
Teacher Lesson Planning
Research Project

Books & Articles · Lesson Plan Web Sites  · Worksheets · Images · Bulletin Board Ideas

Books and Articles

For books on lesson plan topics, use the C.O.D. Library Catalog. For magazine, newspaper, or journal articles, use the Library's article databases including Academic Search Premier, Academic OneFile, and ERIC. Research these article databases from your home computer by using your C.O.D. Library card number as a password.

Teacher Lesson Plan Web Sites

Explore these Web sites to find a lesson plan. These are just a few of the many Web sites on lesson plans. If you don't find the specific one that you're looking for, use a Web search engine, like Google or Yahoo, to search for a lesson plan on your topic. EXAMPLE: butterflies "lesson plan". Add the word game if that is desired lesson plan format.

Lesson Plans Page
Choose Lesson Plans, then subject. Click on "Printable Version" to print text

Notice the topic search box as well as the subject list at the bottom.

Click Lesson Plans tab, then choose subject of interest.

Teaching Ideas
Lesson plans from British teachers.


Use these Web sites to find printable and downloadable worksheets for your lesson plan.

ABCTeach (be sure to join for free as an undergraduate student. http://www.abcteach.com/universities.php)


Improving Education, Inc.

RHL School


Images (photos, illustrations, maps)

Google Images
Search by topic for a photograph, illustration, map or some other type of printable and downloadable graphic for your lesson plan.

Yahoo Images
Same as above: search for images by topic.

C.O.D. Library Catalog
Search for images in books in the C.O.D. Library on your lesson plan topic.

Animated Images
Do a Google search on "animated images" to locate Web sites that supply free, downloadable animated images. Also, while in Yahoo Images or Google Images, add "animated" or "animation" to your search by topic.
EXAMPLE: butterflies animated.

Bulletin Board Ideas

Teacher Helpers: Bulletin Board Ideas
An incredible list of Web sites on bulletin board ideas.

3-D displays for libraries, schools, and media centers. [Book]
E.G. Evans & M.M. Branch
LB1043.58 .E93 2000 General

Big & bright bulletin boards : ideas that decorate, educate, and motivate. [Book]
A. Gamble & L. Pyne
LB1043.58 .G36 2003 General

Citing Sources

Visit the Library's Citing Sources page to find examples of how to cite using MLA or APA citation styles. Use NoodleBIB--MLA & APA Bibliography Composer
which is a software program that will format your citations for you.


Marjorie Peters
Education Librarian
(630) 942-2337
SRC 3064

Updated October 2012


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