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New Review: Jarrett Publishing’s Mastering the TEKS in World History

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[Source: Jarrett Publishing]

Jarrett Publishing’s Mastering the TEKS in World History is a supplemental test preparation program for world history available in print format. Resources provide complete coverage of the high school world history TEKS. Instruction addresses world history from the establishment of the first human civilizations through the present day with a focus on key vocabulary, important concepts (e.g., human rights), and historical figures. Learning List recently published an editorial review and alignment report for this book.

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The book’s introduction provides a rationale for studying world history and an overview of resources and how to use them to master the TEKS. The first unit addresses test-taking, social studies, and problem-solving skills. Subsequent units cover world history from the development of early civilizations to the present day. Most chapters include practice questions formatted to reflect the STAAR end-of course exam in U.S. History (students will take this test in a later grade). The final chapter is a cumulative practice test. Each practice question references the specific world history TEKS assessed.

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[Source: Jarrett Publishing]

About Jarrett Publishing Company*

Founded in 1989, Jarrett Publishing Company is renowned among leading educators for its wide range of products. Each of their publications is carefully tailored to match state learning standards, to provide the thorough content review, to incorporate the latest educational research on learning styles, and to include the most authentic test practice questions available. With these ingredients, Jarrett Publishing strives to improve students’ learning and results.

*The content in this section is provided by or adapted from Jarrett Publishing.

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New Review: Jarrett Publishing’s World Geography

[Source: Jarrett Publishing]

[Source: Jarrett Publishing]

Jarrett Publishing’s Mastering the TEKS in World Geography is a supplemental test preparation resource for the STAAR end-of-course exam in world geography available in print format. Content provides complete coverage of the high school world geography TEKS. Instruction addresses physical, human, and political geography, as well as globalization. Learning List has recently published an alignment report and editorial review of this resource.

The first unit of Mastering the TEKS in World Geography addresses test taking, geography, and problem solving skills. Test taking instruction provides guidance in answering different types of questions (e.g., multiple choice, data analysis) and introduces the three-step “E-R-A” strategy: (1) Examine the Question, (2) Recall What You Know, and (3) Apply What You Know. Instruction in geography skills teaches students how to use and interpret different types of maps (e.g., thematic, historical, political). Instruction in problem solving outlines a set of steps to help students make informed decisions.

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Subsequent units cover physical, human, and political geography; geographic change(s) over time; and issues in globalization. Each chapter begins by identifying the TEKS and geographical terms addressed in instruction. Chapter openers list the “Important Ideas” students will learn and pose several essential questions to guide students’ thinking. Chapters include application exercises in which students apply their learning to new situations and “Acting as an Amateur Geographer” activities in which students complete short research projects.

Chapters end with Study Cards, “Checking Your Understanding” questions, and Concept Maps that help students prepare for the STAAR test. Study Cards summarize the key concepts and vocabulary covered in the chapter. Students are encouraged to illustrate the back of each card with a picture that visually represents the concept or term. Study Cards support student review individually and in groups. “Checking Your Understanding” presents a set of practice questions formatted to reflect the STAAR end-of-course exam.

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