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Region 4 STAAR® Social Studies

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5Es over World Cultures Social Studies STAAR® Preparation for Grade 6, Volume 15ES OVER WORLD CULTURES, VOLUME 1 NEW!
Teach students to think about World Cultures through a conceptual lens!
This resource offers 50+ instructional routines, all aligned to the streamlined TEKS, in a two volume set to support Grade 6 World Cultures content through a conceptual approach. 5 Es over World Cultures provides instructional activities using a 5E Model and multiple forms of assessment to monitor student progress.
Volume 1 is currently available. Volume 2 is coming soon.
$50 per volume. ORDER ONLINE   |  Download a sample.

 


 

5es-over-america-cover(1)5 Es OVER AMERICA
Teach students to think about American history like a historian–through an inquiry-based approach!

This resource offers 30+ instructional routines to support content assessed on the Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR®5 Es over America provides instructional activities and multiple forms of assessment to monitor student progress.

$50.  ORDER ONLINE  |  Download a sample

 

 


 

5es-over-texas-cover-web(1)5 Es OVER TEXAS

Teach students to think about Texas History like a historian–through an inquiry-based approach!
This resource offers 30+ instructional routines to support Texas History content and address foundational components assessed on the Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR®. 5 Es over Texas provides instructional activities and multiple forms of assessment to monitor student progress. $50 per copy.   ORDER ONLINE   |  Download a sample

 

 


 

461-1788-front-coverSUPPORTING ACHIEVEMENT IN U.S. HISTORY– NEW!
Interactive activities for U.S. history that can be used before, during, or after initial instruction.

This resource includes tools for teachers to use in preparing students for the U.S. History End-of-Course (EOC) exam. $75 per volume. $125 for the two-volume bundle.  
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wutss-part-1-cover-461-1856-smallWARM UP TO SOCIAL STUDIES: AMERICAN HISTORY
Interactive activities for American history that can be used before, during, or after initial instruction.
Engage students in, enhance retention of, and formatively assess mastery of American history content. This resource contains 144 classroom-ready activities for immediate student involvement as well as alternative instruction, support for struggling learners, and extensions for advanced learners.$50 per part, $80 per bundle.  ORDER ONLINE  Download samples: Part 1  | Part 2

 


 

GEOGRAPHY BY DESIGN

Teach world geography through a conceptual approach.
This resource is a series of conceptually designed instructional units that are seamlessly aligned to the TEKS. The content is research-based and the lessons are student-centered and scaffolded to maximize learning opportunities for students of all abilities, including English language and gifted and talented learners.$275 for the full set. ORDER ONLINE

 


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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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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EMBEDDING THE ELPS WITH E'S: SOCIAL STUDIES

Build vocabulary and improve instruction for English learners using classroom-ready, content-specific activities.
This practical resource for social studies teachers simplifies the instruction needed for English learners 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 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.  ORDER ONLINE  | Download samples: Middle School  High School

 


 

DECONSTRUCTING COGNITIVE COMPLEXITY IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM: INFORMATIONAL GUIDE
Unwrap the TEKS for planning lessons that meet the cognitive demands of the social studies curriculum.

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. This information will help educators better understand the standards beyond “the verb” to help students achieve the cognitive demands of the social studies curriculum. $25 per set of five. ORDER ONLINE

 

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