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Curriculum Development



The curriculum collection and juvenile collections, located on the 1st floor of the Johnson Center Library to the left of the Circulation Desk, contains children's and young adult fiction and nonfiction, textbooks (K-12), curriculum guides, kits, selected media materials and other teaching resources.

  • Most of the items are available for checkout.
  • All materials are included in the library catalog.

Curriculum Collection materials include those currently under review by the State of Virginia.

How to Narrow a Catalog search to the Curriculum Collection

To limit a search of the library catalog to just those items in the Curriculum Collection follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "Books & More)
  3. Search Mason's classic catalog
  4. On the right side of the screen click the grey "Set Limits" button
  5. Under the Location field, scroll down to Johnson Center Curriculum, click on it
  6. Click on "Set Limits"
  7. This will take you back to the search screen. 
  8. You should see the words "Search limits are in effect! in purple.
  9. Begin your search

Curriculum Collection Materials Schedule

VDOE regions

Virginia curriculum materials are received on a seven-year cycle.  Resources for different subject areas are received for four years, then there is a two year break.  The materials received are those currently under review by the State Of Virginia.  George Mason is a public review site for Region 4 of the State of Virginia.  Listed below is a table detailing the process:

Textbook Review & Approval Schedule
Based on the seven-year revision cycle for the Standards of Learning

Anticipated SOL

SOL Curriculum Framework

State Textbook/Instructional
Materials Review

Expiration of Existing Contracts

Lea Textbook
Materials Review

History & Social Science 2008 2008 2009-2010 2009 2010
Mathematics 2009 2009 2010-2011 2011 2012
English (K-5 Reading and 6-12 English & Literature 2010 2010 2011-2012

2010, K5 Reading;
2011, 6-12 English & Literature

Science 2010 2010 2011-12 2010 2012
Foreign Languages 2014 Not Applicable 2014-15 2011 2015

Looking for a book in the Fenwick Library?

The new addition to the Fenwick Library has opened.  The chart below will help you find books.  Books for Education fall in the call number range of L to LT501.  They are now located on the 4th floor in the B wing.

3rd floor
Wing B AC1 – DB3129
Wing C DC1 – GR825
Compact shelving GT21 – JZ6405
4th floor
Wing B K – ND210.5
Wing C ND210.5 – PN6790
Compact Shelving PQ22 - Q387
Fifth floor
Wing B QA1 - QL991.QM1 - FOL. Z999
Wing C QM1 – FOL. (FOL = oversized books))

The Curriculum and Juvenile Collections are currently located on the 1st floor of the Gateway Library to the left of the service desk.

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Anne Driscoll
2202 Fenwick Library

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