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Region 4 STAAR® Social Studies

For more information, e-mail socialstudies@esc4.net or call 713.744.6355.

 

461-1788-front-coversupporting-us-history-vol2-461-1955-cover-smallSupporting Achievement in U.S. History, Volume 1 and 2 —Now Available!
Prepare your students for the EOC exam with this new secondary resource

 

Supporting Achievement in U.S. History, Volume 1, which covers the Founding Era through the Roaring Twenties, and Supporting Achievement in U.S. History, Volume 2, which covers the Great Depression to the Beginning of the 21st Century, contain 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

 

** For a limited time, you can save $25 by entering promo code SAUSHV2 when ordering Supporting Achievement in U.S. History, Volume 2 online.  Discount is valid through July 9, 2018. For more information, contact socialstudies@esc4.net

 

  • Volume 1: 461-1788 | $75
  • Volume 2:  461-1955 | $75
  • Bundle - Volume 1 & 2:  461-1956 | $125

 

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wutss-part-2-cover-461-1857-smallwutss-part-1-cover-461-1856-smallWarm Up to Social Studies: American History
Engage students with fun lesson starters! More than 100 classroom-ready engagement activities for immediate student involvement

Warm Up to Social Studies incorporates instructional strategies that focus on the teacher’s ability to set high expectations for students, activate prior knowledge, provide feedback that reinforces learning, and allow for recognition of eff ort. In this type of learning environment, students have the opportunity to identify similarities and diff erences, summarize information, practice problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, and interpret nonlinguistic stimuli.  Download a sample.

 

  • Part One: Exploration through Early Republic | 461-1856C | $50 per copy
  • Part Two: Age of Jackson through Reconstruction | 461-1857C | $50 per copy
  • Part One and Part Two | 461-1858C | $80 per set

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5es-over-america-cover-web5Es over America
Teach students to think like a historian!
5 Es over America provides student-centered 5 E 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.

 

$50 per copy. Product ID: 461-1824.  Download a sample

 

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5es-over-texas-cover-web5Es over Texas
Addresses Grade 7 Texas History TEKS while preparing students for the Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR
5 Es over Texas: Social Studies STAAR Preparation for Grade 7 offers vital foundational components of Texas history standards aligned to content assessed on the Social Studies STAAR. 5 Es over Texas provides instructional activities that address all grade 7 Texas History TEKS and multiple forms of assessment. $50 per copy. Product ID: 461-1553. Download a sample

 

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Geography by Design
Teach geography through concepts!
A 6-volume series of conceptually designed instructional units, seamlessly aligned to the TEKS. The content is research based, and the lessons are student centered and scaff olded to maximize learning opportunities for students of all abilities. Geography by Design embeds activities and instructional strategies for diverse learners, including English language learners as well as G/T learners. 
$275 for the full set.

 

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Volume 1:
Spatial Analysis 
and Physical Geography

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Volume 2:
Economic Geography 
and Development

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Volume 3:
Urbanization

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Geography By Design: The Human Mosaic, Volume 4
Volume 4:
The Human Mosaic

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Volume 5:
Population and Migration

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Volume 6:
Political Geography
and Globalization

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elps-social-studies-high-school-461-1581-coverelps-social-studies-middle-school-461-1793-coverEmbedding the ELPS with Es: Social Studies
Build vocabulary and improve instruction for ELLs using classroom-ready, content-specific activities

This practical resource for social studies teachers 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 ELPS, the 5 E instructional model, and the highly effective instructional strategies identified by the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning study led by Robert Marzano. $50 per grade band.
 
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deconstructing-social-studies-461-1859-manual(1)Deconstructing Cognitive Complexity in the Social Studies Curriculum Informational Guide
Help students achieve the cognitive demands of the social studies curriculum
Deconstructing Cognitive Complexity in the Social Studies Curriculum Informational Guide provides the information needed to deconstruct the 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.

 

$25 per set of five. Product ID: 461-1859. 

 

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