Elementary Social Studies Curriculum

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Engage All Learners

See how TCI engages all learners and provides comprehensive teacher support to Bring Learning Alive! in elementary classrooms.

ELA Integration

Social Studies Alive! integrates reading and writing to help students develop language arts skills. See how TCI supports English language arts.

Informational Texts and Primary Sources

From vibrant informational text to thought-provoking primary sources, each lesson has many opportunities to practice reading.

Unit Inquiry Projects

Each unit includes an Inquiry Project where students research a compelling question and use evidence from the reading to write an argument.

Social Studies Stories

The unit’s Social Studies Stories explore different perspectives, literature, primary sources, and biographies.

Many Ways to Assess

Formative and summative assessments are woven throughout every TCI lesson and reading, including creative processing assignments, lesson games, and TCI’s customizable tests. Learn more about flexible assessment options.

Support for All Learners

TCI’s programs include a number of reading tools, strategies, and activities to provide extra support for students. Explore our English language support features.

Built-In Reading Support

Tools like differentiated reading levels, text-to-speech, main ideas, and highlighting provide extra reading support. Students can build their vocabulary with checks for understanding and vocabulary cards.

Spanish Immersion

TCI’s programs are available in English and Spanish to support dual immersion classrooms and English Learners. 

Differentiating Instruction

Each lesson includes adjustments to support English Learners, Learners with Special Education Needs, Learners Reading and Writing Below Grade Level, and Advanced Learners. 

Teacher Support

Planning Tools

TCI makes your life easier with comprehensive teacher support, including pacing guides, enhancing learning, and differentiating instruction.

Seamless Tech Integrations

Rostering + Learning Management Systems
Our digital platform integrates seamlessly, allowing you to stay connected with your students. Explore our LMS integrations.

Why Teachers Love TCI

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