These virtual bulletin boards in a newsletter format were developed because of the COVID pandemic. Resources for lesson planning in the PreK-12 classroom are in a themed format and issued monthly. Resources include online websites, LibGuides, book reviews, videos, and bibliographies available in the Curriculum Materials Center.
August 2020: August Author Board
Celebrate children’s authors whose birthdays are in August. Includes links to their websites and books that can be found in the David & Lorraine Cheng Library.
August 2020: Welcome back
Meet the staff in the Curriculum Materials Center in the Cheng Library, William Paterson University.
September 2020: Banned Books Week
Information on the origin of Banned Books Week.
November 2020: Happy Thanksgiving
Ideas for teaching the other side of the Thanksgiving story.
December 2020: December Celebrations
History and lesson planning ideas for the different holidays celebrated in December.
February 2021: Black History Month
Information on Black history includes websites, books, and resource guides.
March 2021: Women's History Month
This year National Women’s History Alliance extended its 2020 theme celebrating the 100th anniversary of the suffrage movement.
April 2021:Arab American Heritage Month
Celebrate the history, contributions, and culture of Arab Americans with these resources.
May 2021: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
The first Japanese immigrants came to America in May 1843 this newsletter contains information for lesson planning.
June 2021: Pride Month
Lesson plan resources, videos, and juvenile books that are available in the Cheng Library to celebrate National PRIDE Month.
July 2021: Schools Out
Summer reading encourages students to form lifelong habits and helps them retain the knowledge and skills learned during the school year.
August 2021: Back To School
Resources to use for the preparation for a new school year.
September 2021: Hispanic Heritage Month
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, these resources can be used for lesson plans. This newsletter features some books by contemporary Hispanic authors and illustrators.
November 2021: Picture Book Month
Picture books can be used to introduce a lesson in many subjects.
December 2021: Universal Human Rights Month
The theme for 2021 focuses on how rights are the beginning of peace within societies to create a fairer society for future generations.