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Located across from the Teacher Education Resource Center (TERC) is Milne’s creative space, the Imaginarium.

This area contains a die-cut machine, die-cuts and materials for creating projects. It is open to all students, faculty and community members and is available whenever the library is open. The room also contains a table for creating lesson plans or working on projects.

What is provided in the Imaginarium?

What should you bring or buy at the Student Union Bookstore?

  • Construction paper
  • Poster board
  • Specialty paper
  • Felt/Foam
  • Markers and crayons

Sample die-cut lesson plans from Ellison Education:

Plains Habitat Diorama - Create fun habitat displays. "As students discuss energy needs of living things, they realize that all organisms in an environment interact with each other either directly or indirectly through a network of food chains known as a food web. Students review the roles of producers, consumers and decomposers and the order of energy flow within an ecosystem..."

I Have A Dream Poster - Create an "I Have a Dream" bulletin board to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


The Teacher Education Resource Center (TERC), located on Milne Library’s Lower Level, offers students a large collection of curriculum resources for preK-12 instruction, including textbooks, videos, puppets, audio and manipulatives, as well as an extensive selection of fiction and non-fiction books for juvenile and young adult readers.

TERC Hours and Assistance

The Teacher Education Resource Center is open during all hours main library is open.


Walk-in reference service for individual questions without appoinment is available. Please visit the service desk on the main floor and ask to see a librarian

Need more in-depth help? Schedule a Student Research Consultation with a subject specific reference librarian.

Visit the Lesson Planning and Education Resource Toolkit blog for additional information about the collection and Education resources in general.

List of Die-Cuts available in Milne Library

Sampling of die cuts available - for a full list click on the list below.

Subject Guide

Michelle Costello

Education Research Resources

This guide has been created to help with lesson planning. If you need resources to help with education research, please visit the Education Research Library Guide.

Books for Teacher Candidate Preparation