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Digital Resources

  • Support small- and whole- group instruction with an emphasis on interactive student engagement and integrated technology.
  • Enhance and support instruction with audio files of each book to model fluent reading.
  • Dive deeper into content and support blended learning with interactiv-eBooks, student activities, and additional digital resources for easy use in distanced-, hybrid-, or in-person learning.

Lesson Plans

  • Equip teachers with the tools they need to become social studies experts with easy-to-use lesson plans. Use an integrated ELA approach to specifically address state content standards for history-social science, English language arts, and English language development.
  • Save teachers time with fact-checked, historically accurate content that meets Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) for Social Studies
  • Feature ideas to extend to citizenship, encourage active public service among students, and develop civic and democratic values as students become well-rounded citizens.
  • Embedded differentiation tips to support English language learners. Integrate seamlessly social studies instruction into the ELA block with everything needed to support instruction and the flexibility of multiple instructional strategies.

Professional Resources

  • Saves time and facilitates implementation with a research base, scope and sequence, document-based assessments, and targeted instructional support.

Content-Area Texts

  • Inspire authentic learning with an integrated approach to social studies and literacy as students develop critical-thinking skills through discussion and written assignments.
  • Build literacy skills and content-area knowledge.
  • Embed primary sources, high-interest content, and visually appealing layouts to cultivate student's curiosity about history.
  • Examine history through multiple perspectives and boost literacy skills while focusing on history, geography, economics, and civics topics. Integrate with small-group instruction during social studies or within a Balanced Literacy approach.

Primary Sources

  • Primary sources breathe life into history and capture students' curiosity about past events.
  • Provide students with a deeper and more comprehensive view of historical events through maps, letters, photographs, political cartoons, and more! Strengthens inquiry-based learning and critical thinking through analysis of primary sources to make real-life connections to the past.
  • Help students build their own understanding of historical events by evaluating multiple perspectives to foster awareness, tolerance, compassion, and employ decision-making skills.
  • Support and encourage authentic discourse in the classroom which challenges students to be attentive listeners and courteous responders.

Develops critical-thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Encourages inquiry-based learning through discussion questions, document-based assessments, and primary source analysis activities to make history come alive.
  • Extension activities and ideas to develop citizenship and inspire students to be civic-minded beyond the classroom.
  • Develop social studies content knowledge and build literacy skills with resources that cultivate curiosity about civics, geography, history, and economics, helping students understand the world around them and their connection to it.
Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Kindergarten

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Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Kindergarten

Build literacy skills and social studies content-area literacy while cultivating students' curiosity about the world around them and their connections to it. This non-textbook curriculum aligns to Colorado content standards for social studies and ELA.

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Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Grade 1

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Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Grade 1

Build literacy skills and social studies content-area literacy while cultivating students' curiosity about the world around them and their connections to it. This non-textbook curriculum aligns to Colorado content standards for social studies and ELA.

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Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Grade 2

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Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Grade 2

Build literacy skills and social studies content-area literacy while cultivating students' curiosity about the world around them and their connections to it. This non-textbook curriculum aligns to Colorado content standards for social studies and ELA.

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Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Grade 3

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Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Grade 3

Build literacy skills and social studies content-area literacy while cultivating students' curiosity about the world around them and their connections to it. This non-textbook curriculum aligns to Colorado content standards for social studies and ELA.

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Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Grade 5

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Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Grade 5

Build literacy skills and social studies content-area literacy while cultivating students' curiosity about the world around them and their connections to it. This non-textbook curriculum aligns to Colorado content standards for social studies and ELA.

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