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Curriculum Lab

Curriculum Lab (CurLab) and Juvenile Collection

The Curriculum Lab and Juvenile Collection function as a resource center for use in educational ministries. These collections are located in the Sweeting Center on the first floor of the library and are primarily for student, faculty, and employee use for classroom and individual projects.

Evangelical publishers have provided current and historical curriculum materials which have been produced for ministry in the local church and other Christian organizations. Several publishers send materials as new products become available. Additional curriculum and teaching resources are purchased by the library.

Holdings in the Curriculum Lab include materials for various Christian ministries, elementary education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Types of materials include reference books, textbooks, teaching aids and guides, professional resources, activity books, games, kits, and manipulatives.

Holdings in the Juvenile Collection include children's books, games, puppets, and other materials. We hold Christian and secular titles that are of use in Christian education and elementary teaching.

PLEASE NOTE: Moody Bible Institute does not endorse all the material in this collection. Some books are part of the professional preparation of students in teacher education since their use is widespread in the public marketplace.

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Christian Education

The Christian education materials are arranged by ministries of the church and are located on shelves on the west side of the Lab and in filing cabinets. Materials for a particular category are arranged topically by call number or alphabetically by publisher. Some samples of historical materials are kept in the alcove to the left of the Christian education shelves.

Larger materials, which do not fit in the regular file drawers or on the shelves, are placed in the oversize file cabinet located next to the Accu-Cut® cutting system. One of the oversize drawers contains materials for teaching about missions.


TESOL/ESL Materials

Location: All TESOL/ESL books are shelved under the call number 428.24 in the classroom area at the south end of the Curriculum Lab. The textbooks are arranged alphabetically by publisher, and books in the other sections (Activities, Reference, Teaching) are arranged alphabetically by author. If there is an editor only or no author, they are arranged by title.

TESOL journals are located on shelves in the southeast corner of the Lab next to the TESOL books. Sound and video recordings accompany some textbooks.



To support students in the TESOL major (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).



The materials include dictionaries, handbooks, textbooks, ideas for activities, and books on the philosophy and methods of teaching a language. Audio cassettes accompany some textbooks and activity manuals. They are divided into four color-coded sections:

Reference (red)
Includes dictionaries and handbooks

Teaching (blue)
Books that present teaching methods, discuss the philosophical and technical aspects of teaching and understanding language structure

Activities (orange)
Songs, games, crafts, and other ideas to use in teaching language

Textbooks (green)
Books designed for students who are learning to read and write or to become familiar with another culture

Juvenile Collection

Juvenile Literature

A collection of fiction and nonfiction children's and young adult books is located in the alcove to the left of the Curriculum Lab.


Juvenile Pamphlets

Smaller books are located in the Juvenile Pamphlet files at the end of the Juvenile Media cabinets. Titles in this collection include the Little Golden books series, the Arch books published by Concordia, and individual issues of children's magazines such as Cobblestone and Kids Discover.

Subjects include Bible stories, Christian life, language arts, science, math, history, art, and music.


Juvenile Media

Items such as puppets, games, puzzles, flannelgraphs, and pictures are available for a 7-day loan period. This collection is located in cabinets at the entrance to the Juvenile Collection.

The picture file includes Bible stories, educational picture sets, and a variety of pictures that may be used as writing prompts, for language learning, etc.

Many of the games and toys are also useful for English as a Second Language learners (ESL).


Education Magazines and Journals

A collection of over 30 titles (including such fields as Christian education, reading, teaching, science education, youth ministry, and children's magazines) is in a rack located between the Juvenile Literature collection and the Curriculum Lab. In addition, education electronic journals are available through the library's online databases.

Full-text education articles are available through databases such as ERIC, Electronic Collections Online, Primary Search, and Professional Development Collection.