Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 23

The best place to look for lesson plans is the ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) database. Just go to the Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library) and select the "Article Databases" option. Then select ERIC (I would recommend using the EBSCO version) from the alphabetic list. There's a neat trick you can use in ERIC to find just lesson plans. Use the "Advanced Search" option (click the tab at the top of the page) and scroll down to where you can limit your results. On the advanced search page (it's not on the basic search), you'll find a limiter for "Publication Type". Scroll down in that box and select "Guides -- Classroom -- Teacher". That's the code the database uses to identify lesson plans. You might also want to use the "Educational Level" limiter as well. Once you have the limits selected, you can use the search boxes at the top to enter your relevant words. The system will bring back just things that are lesson plans.

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