Grade 10 - Texas Social Studies
Core: Texas World Geography (Credit: 1.00)Texas World Geography is specifically aligned to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) World Geography Standards and Benchmarks. The course offers a tightly focused and scaffolded curriculum that enables students to explore how geographical features, human relationships, political and social structures, economics, science and technology, and the arts have developed and influenced life in countries around the world. Throughout the course students analyze geographic information such as maps, photographs, and demographic statistics. They also describe and evaluate the influence of globalization. To scaffold their analysis, students are given rigorous instruction on how to read and create maps, charts, and graphs.
To structure knowledge in a manner that allows students to think as geographers, the course is organized around the geographic themes of location, place, religion, migration, and human environment interaction. These themes are addressed through the lenses of physical geography, cultural geography, political geography, and globalization and economics.
Students are supported in applying their new geography skills through a variety of assignments such as Practices, Journals, and Discussions as they examine issues near to home and worldwide.
The content is specifically aligned to TEKS World Geography Standards and Benchmarks.
Core: Texas World Geography Semester 1 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 1 of Texas World Geography.
Core: Texas World Geography Semester 2 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 2 of Texas World Geography.
Core: Texas World History (Credit: 1.00)In Texas World History, students learn to see the world today as a product of a process that began thousands of years ago when humans became a speaking, travelling, and trading species. Through historical analysis grounded in primary sources, case studies, and research, students investigate the continuity of change of human culture, governments, economic systems, and social structures.
Students build and practice historical thinking skills, learning to connect specific people, places, events and ideas to the larger trends of world history. In critical reading activities, feedback-rich instruction, and application-oriented assignments, students develop their capacity to reason chronologically, interpret and synthesize sources, identify connections between ideas, and develop well-supported historical arguments. Students write throughout the course, responding to primary sources and historical narratives through journal entries, essays and visual presentations of social studies content. In discussion activities, students respond to the position of others while staking and defending their own claim. The course's rigorous instruction is supported with relevant materials and active learning opportunities to ensure students at all levels can master key historical thinking skills.
This course is aligned with the TEKS World History Standards and Benchmarks.
Core: Texas World History Semester 1 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 1 of Texas World History.
Core: Texas World History Semester 2 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 2 of Texas World History.