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AISD Social Studies September Newsletter

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AISD Social Studies News

October Workshops at Region 13

  • Shake Up that History Classroom with Primary Sources! (10/2) Workshop ID: FA1327792, Cost: $75, Target Audience: 6th-HS Teachers
  • Social Studies Pinterest Party (10/5) Workshop ID: FA1327855, Cost: $25, Target Audience: K-12 Teachers
  • Those Pertinent U.S. Principles - The Seven Principles of the U.S. Constitution (10/9) Workshop ID: FA1327802, Cost: $15, Target Audience: Grade 8 Teachers
  • Pondering the Progressives in U.S. History (10/22) Workshop ID: FA1326670, Cost: $15, Target Audience: 11th Grade U.S. History Teachers

Stanford History Education Group's
Award-Winning Strategies and Resources
Focus of Summer Learning and Lesson Collaboration

Participants in our Reading Like a Historian PD this past July learned new strategies to improve student comprehension of primary source texts, while practicing how to differentiate primary sources for all learners. Look for Reading Like a Historian strategies in Exemplar Lessons in the CRMs.

Review the research behind and pedagogical philosophy driving the SHEG model and contemplate what its initial success reports in urban school districts [see, 2012 report] can potentially mean for student academic success if implemented with integrity in AISD classrooms;

View Reading Like a Historian lessons for World History and US History. 
[View sample SHEG lessons]


Hemispheres and Not Even Past Launch 15 Minute History Podcast

Hemispheres and Not Even Past are pleased to announce the launch of 15 Minute History, a podcast—with supplementary materials—about World and US history.  This is a joint project of Hemispheres, the international outreach consortium at the University of Texas at Austin, and Not Even Past, a website with articles on a wide variety of historical issues, produced by the History Department at the University of Texas at Austin.

This podcast series is devoted to short, accessible discussions of important topics in World History and US History. The discussions will be conducted by the award winning faculty and graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin.

Our topics will be drawn from the new World History and US History Standards - The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) - for K-12 social studies courses in Texas, and will be tied to specific objective and goals set in the standards to help educators prepare their students for the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR exams. They are meant to be a resource for both teachers and students.

But the podcasts can be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in History. Each podcast will be accompanied by documents and readings related to the topic for people who want to learn more about the topic.

News & Events


Newly adopted Social Studies and Economics TEKS

State Testing Calendars

EOC Assessments

STAAR Resources

Teachers with specific questions about the nature of the new STAAR assessments - including different expectations between STAAR & TAKS - are encouraged to watch the two Social Studies videos provided by ESC Region XIII - click here


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