Are you looking for a resource to support social studies instruction for grade 8? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Social Studies Success-U.S. History.
Social Studies Success-U.S. History is a set of materials designed to support the grade 8 U.S. History course in Texas. The primary purpose of the material is to provide TEKS-based instruction that includes examination of primary sources and content-based readings, as well as integration of the process standards.
The material is a collection of activities organized around key time periods from Colonization to Reconstruction, and includes a unit to support STAAR test preparation. Many of the activities incorporate content-literacy strategies, such as word walls and anchor charts.
The resources are accessible via the teacher website. Most of the materials are PDF or PowerPoint documents. A student website is not provided. The material is available in English, with some documents available to support EL students.
Read Learning List’s full editorial review to learn about the adaptions for special populations and overall accessibility of this material. Learning List has also completed a standard-by-standard review of the alignment of the material, and a review of the product’s technology compatibility. To learn more about this product and thousands more PreK-12 instructional materials, contact Learning List for subscription information.
About Social Studies Success*
Dawn Vinas created Social Studies Success LLC to support her vision of improving Social Studies instruction in multiple school districts. She provides professional development, consulting services and resources to thousands of teachers. Social media has intensified her efforts to share best practices by allowing her to share ideas and teaching strategies around the globe. She wants every child to understand the importance of Social Studies in their life – and every teacher to have the tools to reach them.
Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Social Studies Success.