The Curriculum Lab contains textbooks, juvenile books, games, kits, testing materials, manipulatives, and more.
The most common material type is Textbooks, but other material types include the following:
2-D - Charts/Graphs/Maps (2-dimensional objects)
3-D - Globes/Models/Realis (3 dimensional objects)
BIG BK - Big Books
BKLT - Booklets (too small to be a book)
CD - Music and Spoken Word CDs
GAME - Games
KIT - Kits / Manipulatives
SCDOE - S.C.Dept of Education Materials
SHEET - Sheet music
TEST - Educational and Psychological Tests
Ask for these at the Circulation Desk
THEME - Thematic Units (collections of lesson plans on specific themes)
VIDEO - Video
Grades 1-8 have no special designation
MIDDLE - Middle School
HIGH - High School
TECH - Tech Prep
Juvenile Award Winners - Newbery and Caldecott
Search by the location (CURR) and the format. Examples are in the Material Type Box. Examples:
Then liimit to Held by library under Availability.
ALG - Algebra
ART - Art
BIOL - Biology
C&S - Consumer and Homemaking
CIVIC - Civics
ECON - Economics
GOV - Government
H&S - Health and Safety
HAND - Handwriting
HIST - History
LA - Language Arts, Literature, English, Written & Oral Composition and Grammar
MATH - Math SCI PHYSICAL - Physical Science
MUSIC - Music SOC - Sociology, Fusion, S.C. Social Studies
PHYS ED - Physical Education SOC GEO - Geography
PRE-ALG - Pre-Algebra SOC SC - South Carolina History
READ - Reading SPELL - Spelling
SCI - Science US HIST - United States History
SCI LIFE - Life Science VOC - Vocabulary
In addition to all the subject categories already mentioned, Booklets may have any of the following:
CLASS - Things of a general nature having to do with the classroom.
COMP - Computers
COOP - Cooperative Learning
GEOG - Geography
LAW - Legal Aspects
PHYS ED - Physical Education
PROF - Professional Development, Teacher Education, Certification, Job Hunting
STUDY - Study Skills
TEACH - Teaching Tips and Techniques, Discipline
Materials are arranged on the shelf by Call Numbers. Since most educational materials do not have Library of Congress Numbers like the books in the library do, a special system was invented just for the Curriculum Lab.
CURR Located in the Curriculum Lab
ART Art Textbook
023S Last number - 3- indicates grade level – Third grade
The digits preceding the grade level indicate publisher – Pearson, Houghton Mifflin, etc.
The S indicates Student Edition. Teacher editions are indicated with a T.
Many textbooks come with ancillary materials – workbooks, guides, graphics, etc. – which are shelved alongside the textbooks. This are indicated by the use of decimals.
Middle School High School
CURR CURR Curriculum Lab
MIDDLE HIGH Level. If Elementary, this line is omitted.
ART ART Subject
009S 010S Last digit(s) MAY indicate grade - 9 = ninth, 10 = tenth, etc. However, not all high school subjects are taught in multiple grades. These are given an arbitrary number.
Juvenile Books PZ7.R79835 Har3 1999 - Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkabaan.
Juvenile - Caldecott PZ7.Y212 Cr 1983 - Crow boy
Juvenile - Newbery PZ7.C962 Cat 1994 - Catherine, called Birdy
Juvenile Books QL737.C23 P36 1990 - Amazing cats