Answered By: Chris Clouser Last Updated: Nov 12, 2019 Views: 31
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 red "Library Databases" button. From the A-Z menu, choose ERIC.
Once the ERIC database opens, there's a neat trick you can use to find just lesson plans. On the "Advanced Search" page, scroll down to where you can limit your results. You'll find a limiter for "Document 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 to choose the grade level of your students. Once you have the limits selected, you can use the search boxes at the top to enter words that describe the type of lesson plans you're looking for. The system will bring back just things that are lesson plans.
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