Social Studies Resource Center

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The following documents provide information on how to add creativity. interactivity, depth, and complexity within your classroom.

To obtain files from the Teacher’s Zone, navigate to the sub-area and then click on a link to begin your download. If you are not sure what a strategy is, hover over the name of the strategy to get a quick description. You also have three different types of formats to choose from:
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Assignment Alignment Tool

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Social Studies Framework in SAISD

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The 3 Rs in Teaching

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Developing Concepts in Social Studies

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Deconstructing the TEKS

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Essential and Guided Questioning

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How To Do an Item Analysis

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Understanding the Knowledge Dimension

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Plotting Depth and Complexity

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Lesson Plan Template

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When to Direct Teach

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Looking at Multiple Intellegences

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W-I-C-R

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Modified Hunter Model

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Item Analysis Template

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A Well Equipped Secondary Classroom

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Writing Learning Objectives

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Quiz Protocols

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Writing Questions to the Level of the TEKS

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How to Establish Routines

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Planning Process for Daily Instruction

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Understanding the Cognition Domain

Teaching Tips