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Using EBSCO's Curriculum Standards Module

The application can be accessed two ways. The user can go directly to the Curriculum Standards application by typing http://absite.ebscohost.com/ into the browser window or by clicking specific links on the interface home pages.

The Curriculum Standards application is available in the following EBSCO interfaces:

  • Explora (top toolbar)
  • History Reference Center (Reference Shelf feature area)
  • Literary Reference Center and Literary Reference Center Plus (Reference Shelf feature area)
  • Points of View Reference Center (Reference Shelf feature area)
  • Read It! (Reference Shelf feature area)
  • Science Reference Center (Reference Shelf feature area)

Accessing the Curriculum Standards Module from within EBSCO interfaces

  1. From Explora, click the Curriculum Standards link in the top toolbar. Skip to #3.

    Explora Home Page
  2. From English Language Learner Reference Center, History Reference Center, Points of View Reference Center, and Science Reference Center, click on the Curriculum Standards link in the Reference Shelf. This will launch the Academic Benchmarks application in a new browser window.

    Reference Shelf
  3. Select desired State from drop-down list. You may also choose COMMON CORE (at the top) or Canadian – Western and Northern Canadian Protocol.

    Curriculum Standards Browse States

  4. Select Standard, Subject, Year, and Grade to access the state’s curriculum standards, which will display in a column on the right side of the screen.

  5. Click on the plus sign (+) icon to view standards for your chosen topic. Standards can be further expanded by clicking on subsequent plus sign icons. Click minus sign (-) icon to collapse list.

  6. You have the option to Print, Email, or Save the information to your computer as a .txt file.

    Browse Standards Screenshot

Using Search Strings

Within the Curriculum Standards (Academic Benchmarks) application, teachers have access to a number of recommended Search Strings to help them find relevant, professional content.

  1. Select your State, followed by Standard, Subject, Year, and Grade. You may also choose COMMON CORE or Canadian – Western and Northern Canadian Protocol.

  2. Click on (+) to expand standard to include individual benchmarks. Click (-) to collapse. Click on (+) of individual benchmark to reveal Search String.

    Search Strings

  3. From within your desired database, enter the recommended search terms in the Find fields. Click Search. A results list will display.

Incorporating Curriculum Standards into Lesson Plans

  1. Select State, Standard, Subject, Year, and Grade to access the state’s curriculum standards, which will display on the right side of the screen. You may also choose COMMON CORE (at top of drop-down list) or Canadian – Western and Northern Canadian Protocol.

  2. In the upper right corner of the screen, you are given the options to Print, Email, or Save the information to your computer as a .txt file.

    Print Email Save

  3. If you save the .txt file to your computer, be sure you remember which folder you saved it in. From there, open the file.

  4. Copy and paste the standards from the .txt file to your lesson plan. You will need to format your document accordingly.

    Paste Standards as Text - Screenshot