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Supporting Achievement in U.S. History, Volume 1—Now Available!
Supporting Achievement in U.S. History, Volume 1, which covers the Founding Era through the Roaring Twenties, contains resources for teachers to use in preparing students for the U.S. History End of Course (EOC) exam based on the TEA’s Accessed Curriculum and Blueprint documents for this test.
The teacher’s spiral-bound book and the students’ digital materials include various resources organized into eight units, reflecting the eras in the U.S. history course’s TEKS. A multitude of options for using the resources before, during, and after original instruction is outlined. A suggested schedule for a summer-school curriculum is included.
Student materials are provided as digital content online through R4Hub.esc4.net with a user license set up at time of purchase. Files can be projected or printed for classroom use. Download a free sample here.
Warm Up to Social Studies: American History—Now Available!
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Embedding the ELPs With E's - Social Studies
This practical resource for the middle social studies teacher simplifies the instruction needed for ELLs to develop the social and academic language required for their success, while maintaining the integrity of the lesson content by integrating three instructional components: the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), the 5E instructional model, and the highly-effective instructional strategies identified by the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning study led by Robert Marzano. $50 each.
5Es Over America
This series includes support for vital components of American history assessed on the 8th grade Social Studies STAAR.
5 Es over America provides student-centered 5E instructional activities and multiple forms of assessment to monitor student progress. Each section focuses on one of the four reporting categories and is aligned to Grade 5 American History TEKS, Grade 7 Texas History TEKS, and the high school US History STAAR reporting categories. High-yield instructional strategies are incorporated and include formative assessment, facilitation, and discussion questions. $50 per copy.
5 Es over Texas
Chronological Table of Contents (revised April 2016)
Geography by Design
World Geography, Seamlessly Aligned to the TEKS
Region 4 presents this series of conceptually designed instructional units aligned to the Geography TEKS. These research-based, student-centered activities maximize learning opportunities for students of all abilities. Geography by Design embeds opportunities for differentiation for diverse learners and adaptation for the gifted and talented. $275 for the full six-volume set. National Geography Standards and TEKS Correlation
Deconstructing Cognitive Complexity in the Social Studies Curriculum Informational Guide
Provides the information needed to deconstruct the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) using a process known as Depth of Knowledge. Learn how to critically analyze a standard to determine the skills, reasoning, and strategic thinking necessary for students to achieve mastery of an expectation through practical examples and step-by-step instructions. Sold in sets of 5. $25.
Differentiation Strategies for Gifted/Advanced Students in Social Studies
Warm Up to Social Studies: TEKS-Based Engagement Activities for Grade 8
Reading to Learn in Social Studies - Grades 6-8
Reading to Learn in Social Studies - Grades 9-12