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The Simplified Social Studies TEKS Resources web page was designed to assist educators and parents in making the transition to the streamlined social studies TEKS. Draft documents containing the streamlined TEKS as well as “crosswalk” documents demonstrating the relationship between the 2010 adopted TEKS currently in use and the 2018 adopted streamlined TEKS that will be introduced starting in the 2019-2020 school year are available as resources.
To complement your learning, we’ve provided a wide range of free, entertaining online learning resources in English language arts (ELA), math, science, and the visual arts. These are arranged according to grade level. To get started, select your child’s grade level.
This page serves as a “menu” of lessons and activities for this week’s at-home learning. The goals will be mentioned, as well as the basic skills that your child will be expected to perform. Then you’ll find a variety of lessons and activities to assist your child in mastering those skills. If you run into any technical difficulties or other problems with any of these, simply move on and try another. These events are included in the Regular Sample Schedule.
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Option 1: Read “The Industrial…Growth of Cities” and respond to the eight questions at the end of the book; Option 2: Watch “America: The Story…cities” and respond to the Video Guide questions while you watch.
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Political Cartoon Activity: Analyze each cartoon separately and answer the questions in your learning journal for each one. After that, try your hand at drawing a political cartoon that depicts a current global problem. Cartoon depicting politics
There are many definitions and interpretations of democracy. In this introductory lesson, students attempt to describe democracy and what it entails for themselves. Students are also taught about how people around the world experience democracy and how democracy is practiced in other nations. The other actions will add to this investigation of democracy.
Many countries around the world have various types of democracy. Some countries are in the process of transitioning to or developing democracy, while others have already achieved democracy. Others may have a different structure, but they will always be affected by democracy since the United States and other Western countries have actively promoted it around the world. Students discuss what democracy looks like and how it manifests itself in countries with varying political, ideological, and cultural histories and contexts in this class.
Students can read a brief overview of labor specialization and its position in the broader economy, then examine the effect of specialization on the job market in two scenarios.
The Social Studies Techbook is a core-curricular resource that uses an inquiry-based approach to improve literacy and critical thinking skills by encouraging students to approach inquiry using the 5Es: Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate. This comprehensive digital textbook brings ideas off the pages and brings lessons to life, with tales from ancient civilizations and current affairs.
Students don’t just think about history with Social Studies Techbook. Via project-based learning, questioning, and civic engagement, they get a taste of it. This interactive textbook combines engaging core material with thought-provoking critical questions, primary source review, and project-based challenges to create a comprehensive learning experience.
When historical events are portrayed without prejudice and with credible voices, multiple viewpoints are infused into a seamless narrative. In a positive, interactive, and empathetic learning environment, students develop understanding and empathy as they experience history through a variety of voices. To foster critical thought, thousands of carefully selected primary and secondary sources are combined with concentrated research activities.