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The following documents contain different types of strategies that address different levels of understanding, modalities, and levels of comprehension.


Click on a link below to visit a grade level or subject area. (If the page is not linked, it is currently under construction or revision.

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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  • Word (Can be changed)
  • Pages (Mac Only - Can be changed)

The Social Studies Resource Center makes available to any teacher resources, lessons, templates, and ideas. Any file downloaded from the Resource Center has been created in-house and cross-checked to ensure that all sources of information has been correctly cited to the best of our knowledge.

You are granted permission to reproduce these files for educational use only. They are not intended to be repackaged and sold for profit. Please do not repost these files on your website, just provide the link to where visitors can find the files on this page.

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  • Teaching Tips - General Ideas and Strategies for all classrooms!
  • Assessment Information • Find out the latest information regarding Social Studies assessments.
  • Cooperative Learning • Download How-To cooperative learning strategies to address all levels of learners.
  • Graphic Organizers • Download Ready-Made and editable templates for your classroom.
  • Hands-On Strategies • Download templates, strategies, and interactive ideas to help students learn complex ideas.
  • Literacy Strategies • Download templates and learn about Literacy in Social Studies and how to help improve analytical skills.
  • Interactive TEKS (K-12) • Visit the student expectation for each grade level and find more information, strategies, and resources.
  • Skills Help Center • How To’s • Download How-To strategies to help students further develop their analytical skills.
  • Testing Skills • Download How-To strategies to help students further develop their assessment skills.
  • Advanced Placement • Information and strategies to help AP teachers and students. (Coming Soon!)
  • 21st Century Skills and Learning • Information and strategies to help integrate 21st Century Skills and Technology into you classroom. (Coming Soon!)

Teacher's Zone