2010-2011 New Course Offerings:
Middle School PreAP 7th Texas History and PreAP 8th US History
Lowery Freshman Center AP Human Geography
Allen High School AP World History
Elementary Social Studies Program
||Basic Social Studies Concepts|
||Home, School, and Community|
||Community, with focus on state and nation|
||Communities past and present|
||Texas in the Western Hemisphere|
||United States Studies|
||Contemporary World Societies|
Professional Development training is provided to all Social Studies teachers throughTCI History Alive.
Three premises behind the TCI approach:
Students learn best through multiple intelligences
Cooperative interaction increases learning gains
All students can learn via the spiral curriculum
Developed by teachers, the TCI approach consists of a series of instructional practices that allow students of all abilities to experience key social studies concepts.
TCI - Social Studies Alive - History Alive - Geography Alive - Government Alive - Eco Alive are supplemental programs to enrich social studies instruction in all K-12 classrooms.
Professional Development 2010
Social Studies Collaborative Planning Days
October 11, January 17, and February 21 elementary grades 4-6 and secondary grades 7-12 will participate in update strategies.
Secondary Social Studies Program
||U.S. Studies |
||World History Studies|
||U.S. History Studies |
||U.S. Government & Economics|
Implementation of new K-12 TEKS will be fall 2011.
Parallel documents have been designed to serve as a bridge to New K-12 TEKS.
AISD will commemorate Celebration Freedom and Constitution Week
Sept. 13-17, 2010
Constitution Day September 17
NARA The National Archives Teaching with Documents for grades 4-12
Constitutional Timeline (interactive for all grades to view)
Celebrate Freedom Week: Week of September 17
Region 10: Links for Celebration Freedom Week
K-3 LRE Salute to Flag
LRE Online Interactive Constitution and Government
A-Z Teacher Stuff Freedom Week and Constitution
Black History Month: February
TAKS Resources: Grades 8, 10, 11
Social Studies Coordinator
612 E. Bethany Drive
Allen, TX 75002