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Apex Learning’s Texas World History is a year-long, online course in world history for Texas high school students. Resources support instruction in self-paced, remediation, and credit recovery programs. Instruction focuses on building students’ reading, writing, and historical thinking skills. Learning List has recently completed reviews of the materials for high school students.

Texas World History is available in two versions: core and prescriptive. The core version supports instruction in core classes and the prescriptive version supports credit recovery programs. Both versions cover the same content, but the prescriptive version includes prescriptive pretests for each unit. In both versions, content is presented chronologically and divided in two semesters made up of six instructional units. Each semester focuses on a discrete set of historical thinking skills (e.g., causation, chronology).

Units begin with a short video overview in which engaging characters and teachers introduce new content with age-appropriate humor. Content is written at grade level and includes tools to help struggling readers. Writing activities are integrated throughout instruction. Online pages have worksheets with questions that help students take notes and prepare for quizzes and exams. Other materials include an interactive syllabus, study tips, glossary of key terms, printable readings, and research tips, such as avoiding plagiarism and citing sources.

About Apex Learning*

Founded in 1997, Apex Learning is the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation’s schools. The company’s standards-based digital curriculum — in math, science, English, social studies, world languages, and Advanced Placement® — is widely used for original credit, credit recovery, remediation, intervention, acceleration, and exam preparation.

Schools across the country are successfully using Apex Learning digital curriculum to meet the needs of students, from building foundational skills to creating opportunities for advanced coursework.

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