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ESC 533: Teaching World History in Middle and High School: Home


Welcome to the Guide for your class library assignment.

This site includes four short videos that you will need to watch before your library visit. They include an overview video on the inquiry process and three videos on how to find social studies resources:

1) Inquiry Process

2) Lehman College Library, Resources: Library Catalog, Mas Ultra database

3) NYPL (New York Public Library), Resource: Digital Gallery

4) NYC DOE (New York City Public School), Resource: NOVEL Databases


Watch these four videos. Find a resource (either a database, article, or image) that you would like incorporate into a lesson for your students in middle school or high school. Print out the resource, fill out the form in the upper right box, and bring both to class.

The lesson(s) could include a single resource that the students read/view or the lesson(s) could include student inquiry in a database. Consider your reasons for selecting your resource(s).


Use the 24/7 Research Help link to the right if you have any questions about finding resources. You can also call Alison Lehner-Quam, Education Librarian, M-F, 9-5, at 718-960-7756.

Off-Campus Access

When off campus, Lehman users will need to log into databases, e-journals, e-books, and other subscription resources by using their Library Barcode.

Lehman ID Barcode example

  • Your Library Barcode is located on the front of your ID Card (see above). Enter the number without spaces or dashes.
  • Your barcode must be activated in the CUNY library system. To activate your barcode, visit the Circulation Desk on the first floor.
  • Your account must not have any outstanding fines.

To report a problem, fill out the following form

24/7 Help