Cool Tool | Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook  

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Launched in 2012, the Social Studies Techbook™ is among Discovery Education’s series of award-winning digital textbooks currently used by more than 3 million students in all 50 U.S. states and several Canadian provinces. These breakthrough digital textbooks are aligned to rigorous standards, support a comprehensive curriculum, and are updated regularly at no cost. The series empowers teachers to engage today’s tech-savvy students through rich, standards-aligned content such as video, audio, text, interactives with hands-on activities in learning, and features that allow users to change the reading level of text and enable text to be read aloud. The Techbook series saves teachers’ time with a comprehensive design that places model lessons, student activities and assessments at their fingertips. Techbooks are platform neutral and can be used in 1:1 or 1-to-many configurations and in any instructional environment. Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook series is organized around complex Essential Questions that students use to guide their inquiry, analyze issues, and propose solutions to better understand their world.  Aligned with the National Council for the Social Studies’ C3 Framework, Social Studies Techbook is designed to develop key literacy and writing skills and provides a multitude of resources to prepare students for college, career, and civic life.  Available courses include:

  • World Geography and Cultures
  • World History
  • U.S. History
  • Civics and Government

The Social Studies Techbook is a unique, web-based teaching and learning resource. Unlike other digital social studies programs that are converted from existing textbooks, the Social Studies Techbook takes full advantage of its digital capabilities to offer multi-modal resources. Learn more.

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