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“Not to know history is to forever remain a child.” -Marcus Tullius Cicero. 

World History

Some highlights of the materials include:

The Big Eras: Teaching units that analyze history thematically with a global view to reveal patterns; students can also mark up the readings with annotations and color-coded highlights

History Unfolding, Debating the Documents, and The Historian’s Apprentice: Three series of reproducible activities show students how to interpret both visual and textual primary and secondary sources

Turning Points in World History: A video series broken up into brief clips covering a wide range of topics

PowerPoint® units based on the "backwards planning" model of curriculum design

Power Basics: A high/low curriculum with readings and activities

United States History

This course prepares students for further work in the social sciences and the humanities through the study of major themes of the United States, including the power to differentiate for readiness levels and learning modes.


Document-Based Assessments, Storypath, and Freedom: A History of US. All students learn how to think historically and how to read and analyze primary sources (e.g., letters, speeches, images, and artifacts).

Assignments draw on online and American history textbooks, selected primary sources, maps, visual material, and internet resources.


Government Activators, Equal and Civil Rights, and Smart Songs Videos. For Economics: Economics at Work (videos), Fundamentals of Economics, and Projects-Based Economics.

In this exploratory course on the proper use of authority, students discover the operations and structure of the American Government and the behavior of the electorate and politicians.

Economics is the study of how societies use limited resources to satisfy unlimited demand. In this one-semester course, students will explore the relationship between suppliers, consumers, governments to better understand how money affects the daily lives of people throughout the world. 

Geography and Global Studies

Some highlights of the materials include:

Zombie Based Geography: After the zombie apocalypse, the better your students know geography, the better their chance to survive. Don't let the title fool you, this unit is both fun and rigorous

How to Analyze Maps and Atlases: Students decode maps in order to understand the world

Power Basics: A high/low curriculum with readings and activities

Travels With Music: Learning about cultures through their traditional music

Hungry Planet: Analyzing what people eat to learn how people live

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