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This is a collection of social studies resources. These are resources to consider or explore during the coming weeks during this COVID-19 response period. Please review all parts of these resources to ensure alignment to your grade level TEKS. Resources will continue to be added.
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3-184-12Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsKhan Academyhttps://www.khanacademy.org/humanitiesContent/AssessmentsFree
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3-184-12Teachers, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsKhan Academyhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSZhOdEPAWjUQpqDkVAlJrFwxxZ9Sa6zGOq0CNRms6Z7DZNq-tQWS3OhuVCUbh_-P-WmksHAzbsrk9d/pubSuggested daily schedules for studentsFree
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3-188th, World Hist., U.S. HistoryTeachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsReading Like a Historianhttps://sheg.stanford.edu/history-lessonsDBQs/modified vocabuarly primary sources with graphic organizersFree
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3-188th, U.S. HistoryTeachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsBill of Rights Institutehttps://billofrightsinstitute.org/educate/educator-resources/Current Events & eLessons, Institute Curricula - free books for teachers and lessonsFree
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3-188th, U.S. HistoryTeachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsiCivicshttps://www.icivics.org/Games, Lessons with textFree
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3-188th, U.S. HistoryTeachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsNational Archivehttps://www.archives.gov/legislative/resources/ebooks#representingFour ebooks with lessons on Political Cartoons in U.S. HistFree
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3-188th, U.S. HistoryTeachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsNational Archive-Docs Teachhttps://www.docsteach.org/activities/activitiesInteractive/U.S. Primary documentsFree
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3-188th Grade, U.S. HistoryTeachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsHippoCampushttps://www.hippocampus.org/HippoCampus/History%20%26%20Government;jsessionid=7E3C2B510D2E3E897C75CDE37BF917A2A.P. U.S. History Content, U.S. History-VideosFree
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3-188th, U.S. HistoryTeachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsAdventure Tales of Americahttps://www.adventuretales.com/historyprogram1.htmlFree illustrated U.S. History Books for students/Free teacher’s guide and student activities book.Free
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3-18U.S. History, World HistoryTeachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsFranklin D. Roosevelt Libraryhttps://fdrlibrary.org/curriculum-guidesGreat Depression and WWII curriculum and videosFree
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3-187-12Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsSmithsonianhttps://www.si.edu/explore/historyExplore artifacts organized by topicfree
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3-18K-8Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsSmithsonian-Fun Stuff for Kidshttps://www.si.edu/kidsAnimal Webcams, Activities, Gamesfree
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3-18ElementaryTeachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsScholastic - History Mysteryhttp://teacher.scholastic.com/histmyst/index.aspHistory Mystery Game - U.S. and World Historyfree
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3-18ElementaryTeachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsSmithsonians's History Explorerhttps://historyexplorer.si.edu/search-results?r=4&g=9,10&e=&c=&is=&be=0&brl=0&bg=0&bb=&tab=resources&q=search-results&results=10&page=9Lessons, artifacts, primary sources, worksheetsfree
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3-18 Teacher, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsWonderopolishttp://wonderopolis.org/wonders?category=social-studiesText has "roll-over" definitions.free
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3-18K-12Teacher, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsKids Discovery-directions for getting free access to website for 3 monthshttps://online.kidsdiscover.com/covid-19?utm_source=Vero&utm_medium=email&utm_content=control&utm_campaign=COVID-19%20Access%20Email_All%20Free%20Users_Wave%207%20%283.18%20AM%29&utm_term=Newsletter&vero_id=kdo1879094&vero_conv=DkrC-H3AHXmsRWwMpvELoM5cOnM5CWfr53o17D7ddiaEvjltMpxA0lqoCoUC69hdAmG9W3cweXOUychzD3MwjVhsxzdR4fgjhw%3D%3Dfree
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3-18K-12Teacher, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsKids Discoveryhttps://online.kidsdiscover.com/discoverWorld History, U.S. History, Geography, Historical Figuresfree
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3-18K-12Principal/SuperindentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsDiscovery Educationhttps://www.discoveryeducation.com/experience-access-request/Principals and superintendents must fill out the Expreience Access Request form for accessFree
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3-18K-12TeachersGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsHow to Teach Remotely with a Google Slides Hyperdochttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtXj0gB_rB0&t=170sYouTube video on how to create Google Slides HyperdocsFree
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3-18K-12Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsNewsELAhttps://sites.google.com/newsela.com/stayingconnected/home?authuser=0Articles/Current EventsFree
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3-18K-12Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsTexas Law-Related Educationhttps://texaslre.org/Civics/Government Lesson Plans, gamesFree
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3-188-12Teachers,Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsThe New York Times - The Learning Networkhttps://historyexplorer.si.edu/search-results?r=4&g=9,10&e=&c=&is=&be=0&brl=0&bg=0&bb=&tab=resources&q=search-results&results=10&page=9
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3-186-12Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsDBQ Onlineinfo@dbqproject.com Free till July 1, 2020
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3-183-12Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsNewseumEDhttps://newseumed.org/search/?type=collection&Lessons plans, artifacts, video using the historical and current newsFree
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3-186-12Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsGarland ISD - All Textbooks
https://sites.google.com/garlandisd.net/gisd-distance-learning/secondary-student-resources/secondary-social-studies
All textbooks, including sociologyFree
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3-306-12TeachersGenEdHistory Labshttps://www.umbc.edu/che/historylabs/labs.phpFree
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3-306-12TeachersGenEdHistory Inquirieshttp://www.c3teachers.org/inquiries/Inquiry Design Model lessons and activities Free
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3-306-12TeachersGenEdConstitutional Rights Foundationhttps://www.crf-usa.org/curriculum/curriculum/distance-learning-with-crf-lessonsIdeas on how to use their resources with Google ClassroomFree
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4-16-12TeachersGenEdDigital Civics Toolkithttps://www.digitalcivicstoolkit.org/Civics lessons you can use on-line or from your Google ClassroomFree
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4-2K-12Teacher, ParentsGenEdSmithsonian Education Guideshttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1j_1GnURR3j5SZyPPKT2_Wqk_zDYWPu9q8hWI_GnGVdc/edit#gid=78902814Activites and lessons from the SmithsonianFree
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4-3K-12Teacher, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsBullock Museumhttps://www.thestoryoftexas.com/education/distance-learningLivestream Programs, Texas History TuesdaysFree
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4-6K-12Teacher, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsLaw-related Education https://texaslre.org/games/U.S. government/document games Spanish and EnglishFree
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4-14K-6Teacher, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsStoryline Onlinehttps://www.storylineonline.net/library/Children's books on all subjects read by actors.Free
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4-145-12Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsTed-Edhttps://ed.ted.com/lessons?direction=desc&sort=featured-position&user_by_click=educatorLessons built around TED talks and TED-Ed. Free
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4-157-12TeachersGenEdHumanites Texashttps://www.humanitiestexas.org/education/online-resources/ssResource Guides for 7th, 8th, 11th and ELAR includes lectures from professorsFree
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4-164-8Teaches, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPED-Adaptive Ed studentsSmithsonian Choice Boardshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1k9v0Tl_JpBnZKgeIbuFaZp2Qn3i2omLUODPBEW0o3RE/editWeekly choice boards for Social Studies,Science, ArtsFree
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4-235-12Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEdNewseumEDhttps://newseumed.org/edcollection/media-literacy-booster-packMedia LiteracyFree
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4-24K-12Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEdLibrary of Congresshttps://www.loc.gov/education/Lessons, activities, artifacts and other resourcesFree
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World Geography
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Africa
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3-18Teachers, Student, ParentsGenEd/SPEDvideoshttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iQSFNdP2n7J_LPcQFhH8IN-0fP9STQWRthCKIddTaKM/edit?usp=sharingCurated by Gigi Gransden, Social Studies Specialist, ESC 2 Region 2Free
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3-18Teachers, Student, ParentsGenEd/SPEDGoogle Earthhttps://www.google.com/earth/education/Games/Tour BuilderFree
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3-18Teachers, Student, ParentsGenEd/SPEDExploring Africahttp://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/curriculum/Text-Activities and InformationFree
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3-18Teachers, Student, ParentsGenEd/SPEDGeoGuessrhttps://www.geoguessr.com/Geography games using Google EarthFree
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South Asia
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDNewselahttps://newsela.com/read/BHP-east-asia-geo-china/id/25849/Article "How Geography "Mapped" East Asia, Part One: ChinaFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDNasahttps://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/world-of-change/PadmaRiverPadma RiverFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDNasahttps://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145335/monsoon-rains-flood-south-asiaMonsoon Rains Flood South AsiaFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDNewselahttps://newsela.com/read/BHP-east-asia-geo-korea-japan/id/25855/Article "How Geography "Mapped" East Asia, Part Two: Korea and JapanFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDHinduism 101: Religions in Global Historyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGV6M4wQ8OsYouTube video: Hip HughesFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDThe Silk Roadhttps://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-silk-road-history-s-first-world-wide-web-shannon-harris-casteloTED Ed-video, assessments, writingFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDKorean War Overviewhttps://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-us-history/period-8/apush-cold-war-lesson/v/korean-war-overview?modal=1Khan Academy - on-line lecture with videoFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDHow did Korea Split?https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2018/04/27/history-korean-war-north-south-korea-lon-orig-ejk.cnn/video/playlists/north-south-koreas-summit/CNN videoFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDVietnam Warhttps://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/postwarera/1960s-america/v/vietnam-warKhan Academy - on-line lecture with videoFree
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World History
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3-18Teachers, Student, ParentsGenEd/SPEDWorld History for Us Allhttps://whfua.history.ucla.edu/Divided up by eras/Teaching Units in PDF formatFree
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3-18Teachers, Student, ParentsGenEd/SPEDReading Like a Historianhttps://sheg.stanford.edu/history-lessons?f%5B0%5D=topic%3A9#main-content#main-contentLessons based on primary sources/modified documentsFree
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3-18Teachers, Student, ParentsGenEd/SPEDKhan Academyhttps://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-historyContent by erasFree
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3-18Teachers, Student, ParentsGenEd/SPEDDemocracyhttps://www.commonlit.org/en/texts?searched_from=sidebar&query=democracyCommonLitFree
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3-18Teachers, Student, ParentsGenEd/SPEDFrench Revolutionhttp://www.pbs.org/marieantoinette/educators/politics.htmlPBS Lesson plansFree
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3-18Teachers, Student, ParentsGenEd/SPEDNapoleonhttps://www.pbs.org/empires/napoleon/n_clas/index.htmlPBS Lesson plansFree
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3-18Teachers, Student, ParentsGenEd/SPEDIndustrial Revolution
https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/was-there-industrial-revolution-new-workplace-new-technology-new-consumers
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3-18Teachers, Student, ParentsGenEd/SPEDThe History Project-Lessons on Democratics Revolutions, Industrial Revolutions, WWI, WWIIhttps://historyproject.uci.edu/10thgraderesources/University of California - IrvineFree
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U.S. History
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Civil Rights Movement
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDNewseumEDhttps://newseumed.org/search/?q=Civil%20Rights&Lesson plans, timelines. maps, videoFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDTeaching American Historyhttps://teachingamericanhistory.org/resources/american-history-toolkits/civil-rights-toolkit/Civil Rights Toolkit-lesson plans, essential documents, resourcesFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDTeaching Tolerancehttps://www.tolerance.org/search?query=civil%20rights%20in%20u.s.Lesson plans, articlesFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDFacing History and Ourselveshttps://www.facinghistory.org/topics/race-us-history/civil-rights-movementUnits, lessons, readingsFree
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4-14Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDPBS Learning Mediahttps://kedt.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/civilrightsthenandnow/Civil Rights Then and Now looks as different areas: Voting Rights, Poverty, Segregation. VideosFree
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1970s-1990s
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDPBS Newshour Extrahttps://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/lessons-plans/watergate-lesson-plan-the-limits-of-presidential-power/Lesson plan: Watergate and the limits of prsidential powerFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDNational Archives-Docs Teachhttps://www.docsteach.org/activities/teacher/nixon-visits-china-the-week-that-changed-the-worldNixon visits China: The Week that Changed the World-Teaching instructions,video, seqencing activityFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDBrainPop Educatorshttps://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/uspresidents/richardnixon/Lessons plansFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDPBS Learning Mediahttps://kedt.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/pres10.socst.ush.now.iranhost/iranian-hostage-crisis-of-1979/Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979 Video, Support MaterialsFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDPBS Learning Mediahttps://kedt.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/d2aa9fef-99f7-4b95-8a18-d5d18d99fd94/the-camp-david-accords/The Camp David Accords - video, lessonsFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDUMBC Center for History Education https://www.umbc.edu/che/historylabs/lessondisplay.php?lesson=102Iran-Contra Affair History Lab lessonFree
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3-18Teachers, Students, ParentsGenEd/SPEDDigital Public Library of Americahttps://dp.la/primary-source-sets/rise-of-conservatism-in-the-1980s/teaching-guideRise of Conservatism in the 1980s Teaching GuideFree
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