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Education Resources Collection (ERC)  

The Education Resources Collection (Previously the Educational Resource Center in Porter) is made up of textbook and curriculum materials to support students who are enrolled in Education programs at EMU or current classroom PK-12 teachers.
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The Education Resources Collection (previously known as the Educational Resource Center located in Porter) is made up of textbooks and curriculum materials to support students who are enrolled in Education programs at EMU or current classroom PK-12 teachers. Our collection is made up of curriculum materials which can be used by students and teachers to develop lesson plans and learning focals. The items in the collection are  reference only and may not be checked out. The collection is located on the 2nd floor of the library. 



The specialty printing office in room G01, on the ground floor of the library building, offers laminating services.  Call 734-487-2013 for current hours and more information.



The library provides technology tools that are available for checkout.  This includes:


Die Cuts

The Ellison Die Cuts:

  • Are located in the College of Education (Porter Building) in the Early Childhood Education room (ECE)
  • Contact Dr. Karen Paciorek if you would like more information or  to receive access to this tool

Lesson Plans - All Subjects

  • PBS Teachers
    A large collection of lesson plans, teacher guides, and online student activities correlated to 90 sets of state and national curriculum standards.
  • The Learning Network- New York Times
    Lessons for subjects across the curriculum based on Times content.
  • Thinkfinity
    Great web site! Allows teachers to search lesson plans by subject and grade level.
  • The Learning Page (Library of Congress)
    Lesson plans and activities for using primary sources in the classroom.
  • Education World Lesson Plans
    Free resource for educators.
  • EdHelper
    The latest education news, education business news, and links to other related sites are collected and updated regularly on this site. In addition, this site provides lesson plans in a variety of areas including math, writing, reading, science, technology, and social studies.
  • Discovery Education Lesson Plans Library
    Find hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers.
  • The Gateway
    National Library of Education, U.S. Department of Education - This one-stop educational resource provides information, lesson plans, and activities pertaining to all K-12 subjects. Users can browse sites by subject or keyword, or they can search by subject, keyword, title, or full-text of the site description.
    Technology, media & project-based learning to inspire young minds.
  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
    Offers free educational web resources for teachers and students to use in the classroom sponsored through over 30 federal agencies. The web resources are organized into subject areas and it offers a variety of special collections.
  • TeachervVision
    Find 20,000 pages of classroom-ready lesson plans, printables, and resources.
  • Educator's Reference Desk
    This valuable site from the Information Institute of Syracuse offers a broad range of solid information for educators and education researchers. Included are resource guides organized by topic, lesson plans arranged by subject, and a searchable question archive containing responses to questions sent to the now-defunct AskERIC service.
  • Ask ERIC Lesson Plans (through Educator's Reference Desk)
    This collection contains more than 2000 unique lesson plans which were written and submitted by teachers from all over the United States and the world. These lesson plans are also included in GEM, which links to over 40,000 online education resources.

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