The elephant puppet has just arrived. Hidden rings allow the trunk to be raised or lowered. The puppets are used in learning how to conduct writing workshops. Students write friendly letters incorporating facts about the animal puppets. Later they write and perform puppet plays. Writing workshops incorporate writing, reading, research, fluency, and oral delivery.
"True education ... is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come." Education, p. 13
The Curriculum Library supports the School of Education and Psychology in preparing pre-service teachers. A simulation of a small elementary school library encourages our students to incorporate children’s trade books into their lessons. A K-12 textbook collection assists education students in lesson planning and using alternative textbooks to meet different needs. Hands-on learning materials remind the pre-service teachers to make learning concrete and enjoyable. Computers, color scanner, color printer, photocopier, 25-inch laminator, and a die cutter with dies for letters and shapes can be used to make books and games. Large tables are great for spreading out your work, group study, and workshops. All Walla Walla University students and employees, regardless of major or department, are welcome. Area teachers and community members may also use most materials with a courtesy card issued from the main library.
Send comments to the Director: franice.stirling(at)wallawalla.edu
Last update on October 23, 2013