Media Collection: Resources for Education Majors
- Learn languages from Arabic to Vietnamese, sample the exotic sounds of ocean and jungle, hear history reenacted and poets reading from their works, ease stress and enjoy a variety of music when listening to the Media Collection's audiocassettes.
- ig Books
- Select books by Eric Carle, Joanna Cole, Steven Kellogg, Jane Yolen, Bill Martin Jr., Tana Hoban and Tomie De Paola from among the more than 150 fiction and nonfiction titles in this collection.
- Travel to the Animal Planet and a distant star, to Arthurian England and Amazonian jungles, to the Louvre in Paris and the National Palace Museum in Taipei, to the heart of the human body and the eye of a hurricane. Find, also, the National Geographic Magazine and Maps among the Media Collection's CD-ROMS.
- ompact Discs
- Enjoy unlimited checkout of the Media Collection's classical, jazz, ethnic, rock, soundtrack, and children's titles. Note especially The Ring Disc on CD-ROM, as well as the New World series of historic American music and the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music on CD. Our classic rock titles include many of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 100 Albums from 1967 to 1987.
- urriculum Books
- Browse nearby titles on the shelf after an Online Catalog search yields call numbers for books with teaching activities and units. Scanning tables of contents and indexes will often yield additional valuable resources. Because Media Collection materials are arranged in Library of Congress call number order, history-related call numbers will begin with C, D, and E; geography, G; education, L; music, M; art, N; literature, P; mathematics and science, Q.
- ducational Materials
- Enhance classroom performance by sampling the Media Collection's print and non-print resources on curriculum development, theories of teaching, lesson plans, learning centers and bulletin boards.
- Use Media Collection equipment in-house only. Select from audiocassette decks, a caramate, CD players, a DVD player, a slide carousel, televisions, a turntable, and VCRs. PAL videos and dvds may be viewed at a station equipped for this format. Equipment on which to show Media Collection materials in the classroom may be reserved by calling Instructional Media Services at x2890.
- Play games that span the subject spectrum. Choose from Body Talk, Dinosaurs, Friends Around the World, Italian Monopoli, Numble, On Assignment with National Geographic, SomeBody and The Ungame.
- uvenile Books
- Remember Harry Potter, or Miss Spider, or Frog and Toad or Ramona or Curious George? Find friends old and new among the Media Collection's juvenile literature titles. A variety of award-winners--Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpre, Orbis Pictus, Scott O'Dell, Mildred L. Batchelder, and Boston Globe-Horn Book--as well as the School Library Journal’s “One Hundred Books That Shaped the Century” and “Literature Correlated to South Carolina Science Standards”, form the core of a collection expanding to meet the challenge of a literature-based curriculum.
- imbel Kits
- Lift the lid on a Kimbel Kit box and introduce students to Farms and Farm Animals, Flowers 'n' Seeds, Latin America, the Middle Ages, Sea Life, the Solar System and 31 other thematic units. Each kit contains a variety of materials, including a notebook of activities and reproducibles, manipulatives, and laminated pictures.
- Savor the warm sound of vinyl while discovering legends of the classical, jazz, musical theatre, and folk genres in memorable performances. The Media Collection retains a select browsing collection of LPs.
- Visit remote corners of the earth, bygone eras and the deep reaches of space with the Media Collection's nearly 200 National Geographic maps. With United States Geological Survey (USGS) maps, examine the topography of North and South Carolina. With vintage maps by the same USGS Survey, examine the Atlantic Coast and principal American cities as they were in 1947. Locate other intriguing sites in the Government Document and Miscellaneous map collections. All maps may be accessed by subject-indexed notebook, many by the WebPAC.
- Take an armful of Bookbag, Music K-8, Good Apple, Oasis, and Preschool, Kindergarten, Primary/Grades 2-3 and Intermediate Mailbox magazines home. Skim them for annotated book lists, activities, units and reproducibles. Access back issues of the magazines by via subject-indexed notebooks located in the Media Collection.
- Seek and find a treasure trove of color and black and white pictures in the Media Collection's subject-indexed Picture File. Pictures of exotic locales, unusual people, endangered wildlife, artists and their art, natural disasters and historic achievements are among the thousands of pictures available for checkout. Book jacket covers have their own folder. Some of the pictures are mounted and laminated.
- Visualize a variety of people, places, and works of art with the Media Collection's over 1200 posters. Search for posters via the Online Catalog or scan subjects such as animals, government, health, history, language arts, government, multiculturalism, physical education and science in an indexed notebook.
- Pick the “real” thing! Bring a book to life with a hermit crab, lion, clown, or little red hen puppet. Clarify the consequences of smoking with a model of a diseased lung or a board of graphic illustrations. Encourage empathy for the physically challenged with a doll in wheelchair or a doll led by a guide dog. Count coins with “colossal” nickels and dimes. Examine human anatomy with a model of a skeleton or an ear or an eye. Put the solar system in perspective with a simulator of the sun and nine planets. With the Media Collection’s realia, take lessons and presentations out of the ordinary.
- Research academic topics expeditiously with Reavis Fastbacks: concise, clear guides to current topics in education published by the Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation.
- Scan the concertos and operas and string quartets and symphonies by Bach and Barber and Debussy and Faure and Mahler and Prokofiev and Schubert and Wagner and more in full score.
- Look for numerous slide sets among the prints, videos, CD-ROMs and teacher's guides on extended loan from the National Gallery of Art. Find these materials, which include the titles Art of the American Indian Frontier, Rodin Rediscovered, European Renaissance Art, Classical Mythology in European Art and Early Modernism, shelved behind the Media Collection circulation desk.
- Instruct at school and at home with many of the student and teachers' editions of textbook series adopted by the Horry, Georgetown, and Williamsburg County School Districts. Textbooks used in Horry County’s elementary, middle and high schools, including an archival collection, are arranged in Library of Congress call number order in Media's textbook collection.
- Browse the Media Collection's video and dvd shelves for over 4000 titles for instructional and recreational viewing. Titles in support of the University's curriculum include many relating to art, education, Latin American studies, and literature. Many of the Media Collection’s feature films--including The Gold Rush (1925), Frankenstein (1931), Citizen Cane (1941), Some Like it Hot (1959), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest(1975), Platoon (1986), and Schindler’s List (1993)-- appear on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies.
Date Last Modified: Apr 28, 2010
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