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Teaching Materials Center: Teacher Resource Books for K-12


                                   There are two areas in the Teaching Materials Center that  are designed specifically to assist teachers with lesson planning:

                                          TMC TEXT   (the "WHAT we teach")                                                          TMC PRO    (the "HOW we teach it")


TMC Text

The TMC Text area is curricular materials  arranged by discipline and then by grade range:

Materials overlap due to publishers' curricular models, so you might have to look in more than one area to find what you need.

Example Subject Heading: Science Study and teaching (Middle school)


  Houghton Mifflin        Scott Foresman           Harcourt       MacMillan/McGraw-Hill


      Wonders          MacMillan/McGraw-Hill       Scott Foresman          SRA OpenCourt


    Harcourt               Houghton Mifflin                SRA                MacMillan-McGraw Hill


Scott Foresman                                            





Science Study and Teaching (secondary)

Electronic Textbooks

Electronic Textbooks (student and teacher edition) can be found here.


The TMC Pro area is full of teaching and activity books arranged by discipline.

Listed below is a small sampling of keywords that can be used generally or in combination with a discipline (Science, Math, Language Arts, Etc) to start a search:

  • Activities                                      Active Learning 
  • Creative Activities                   Curriculum Planning
  • Differentiated                              Effective Teaching
  • Enhancing                                   Experiential Learning
  • Ideas                                           Inclusive
  • Instruction                                   Lessons
  • Projects                                       Problem solving
  • Strategies                                   Teaching activities




Example Subject Headings:







Teaching Resources NOT in the TMC

It's good to remember that the TMC is not the only place where you can find materials helpful for K-12 teachers.

  • The Q area on Floor 5 will have books for science and math teachers of all grades.
  • The PN area  on Floor 6 will have books on teaching literature for all grades.
  • The L area on Floor 6 will have books on K-12 education in general.

Each discipline will have a section on instruction so make sure you check beyond the TMC stacks!