About the Collection
The Curriculum Collection supports teacher preparation programs and courses in the UWM School of Education, the Peck School of the Arts, and the School of Information Studies, as well as courses across the University. Service is also extended to teachers in the Milwaukee area and the local community.
Collection Level: Advanced
Collection Profile: The collection is focused on literature for children and youth, birth through grade 12. The collection features recent publications; however some older materials are retained due to continued interest, for use in instruction, and for comparison to newer materials. Materials and access to relevant resources are provided for the following:
- Fiction and Non-fiction: Materials which support teacher preparation programs in the Arts, Early Childhood Education, Exceptional Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Languages, and in courses in children’s literature. The collection provides resources on ethnic and cultural groups represented in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
- One copy of the Caldecott and Newbery award winners will be kept in reference; an additional copy will be purchased for general use.
- In addition to those books, the following award winners will be collected
- Americas Book Award
- Coretta Scott King
- Hans Christian Andersen
- Jane Addams Children’s Book
- Lambda Literary
- Michael L. Printz
- National Science Teachers of America
- Native American Youth Services Literature
- Orbis Pictus
- Pura Belpre
- Schneider Family Book
- Textbooks: The donated K-12 textbook collection emphasizes materials published within the last ten years which have been adopted by Milwaukee schools.
- Research Guides: Access to resources on education and children’s literature topics are provided via research guides.
- Reference Collection: Reference resources related to children’s and young adult literature are collected.
Languages: English and those languages taught and reflected in Milwaukee schools
Selection Criteria: The following are factors in the selection process:
- Curriculum Support
- Educational Soundness and Currency
- Literary Value
- Technical Quality
Art and Design, Biological Sciences, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Comparative Literature, Curriculum & Instruction, Dance, Freshwater Sciences, History, Information Science, English, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, Special Collections, and Theatre.
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