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Instructional Resources Center (IRC) website with course guides supporting the Division of Teacher Education curriculum.

Course description

EDU 270 Art for Children. Knowledge and skills appropriate to children, including techniques and media for teaching art to children from nursery age through the sixth grade.

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Journals and Magazines

Locating children's books

To browse children’s/YA literature on the shelves-

Picture books  are in the  C E area:

   C E HENK KITT is the call number for Kevin Henkes’ book Kitten's first full moon.

Intermediate and young adult books are in C FIC:

   C FIC DICA BECA is the call number for Kate DiCamillo’s  Because of Winn-Dixie.

Most historical fiction, fantasy, and realistic fiction are found in C FIC. You will need to use the online catalog to find these 3 genres. See below Genres and Realistic Fiction.

Non-fiction / Informational books for children begin with C, followed by three or more numbers:

    A tree is a plant / by Clyde Robert Bulla   C 583 BULL 2001

Traditional literature (fairy tales, myths, legends):              C 398.2’s.

Poetry, including collections by author and theme:   C 811’s.        

Biographies are found mainly in in the nonfiction subject area that the person represents.

   For example, you will find biographies about authors under the subject heading Authors, and a biography about a scientist under the subject heading Scientists.

   The amazing life of Benjamin Franklin C 973.3 GIBL 2000  is in the 973s -United States History.

Award winners, biographies, and holiday books can be identified on the shelves by the sticker on the book spine.