Did you know that our Social Studies category is a large umbrella that encompasses many different subcategories? These subcategories fall into 3 key areas of study:
3. Life Skills
Our History category includes titles dealing with world wars, government & politics, and globalization. Each title follows our unique format while covering key topics that line up with current State curriculum standards. Learn more about our unique format below. In order to meet vocabulary standards, our Social Studies titles are all written to Bloom’s Taxonomy for Reading Comprehension. The 6 Levels of Thinking shown below ensure students understand the important social studies concepts we address in our resources.
Our Geography category focuses on 2 areas: World Continents and Mapping Skills. Our World Continents series is based on the Five Themes of Geography: Location, Place, Human & Environmental Interactions, Movement, and Regions. These themes allow students to understand how people and places are connected to each other. Through this method, students can learn how each continent is similar to each other, as well as what makes them unique. Our Mapping Skills series utilizes the Google Earth™ program to showcase key concepts related to the mapping skills curriculum. Along with the dedicated map activities, our Geography resources are complete with student reproducible maps.
Our Life Skills category includes a variety of topics from Daily, Practical and Real World Life Skills, to 21st Century Skills and Gender Studies. This new area of study is designed to educate students and young adults about the real world, and prepare them to be successful as they grow into adulthood. Concepts stem from real life situations to strive to connect the concepts being discussed with something familiar to the learner. As with all of our Social Studies resources, we align to the 6 Levels of Thinking in Bloom’s Taxonomy to ensure reading comprehension and understanding of the concepts being presented.
Our Unique Format
Our format relies on preparing students for the real world. Each chapter is comprised of 3 sections. The Before You Read section introduces the concepts and key vocabulary words that will be examined in the chapter. It stimulates background knowledge and experience, and guides students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The Reading Passage presents the necessary information in order to meet key curriculum and State standards. Included in the Reading Passage are stop queues or scenario questions to test student understanding as they read through the material. The After You Read section includes a variety of comprehension questions geared to test students’ understanding of the concepts presented in the reading. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the reading passage through creative and evaluative short-answer questions, research and extension activities. All of the activities in our resources culminate in a final exam. Teachers can grade their students progress with the provided assessment rubric.
Get started with our Social Studies program by previewing some FREE sample activities taken from our ready-made lesson plans available at our FREE CONTENT page.