ESC Region 17 Social Studies
Volume 5 Issue #5
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
JANUARY HAPPENINGS-Check Out the New Events Happening Soon at Region 17 and Virtual!
Tuesday-Explore Digital Education Resources At the LBJ Library
Wednesday-The Presidents: The Lives Behind the Legends-Six Part Series
January 12: John A. Farrell speaking on Richard Nixon
January 19: Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf speaking on Thomas Jefferson
January 26: Amity Shlaes speaking on Calvin Coolidge
February 2: Fredrik Logevall speaking on JFK
February 9: Christopher Leahy speaking on John TylerFebruary 16: Alexis Coe speaking on George Washington
Thursday-8th Grade U Topics: Reform and Sectionalism
January 13, 2022-8th Grade Social Studies teachers will meet to work on content knowledge, strategies, and resources to help with unit instruction and student mastery. Topics: Age of Reform and Sectionalism
Rest of January!!!!
Medal of Honor Webinar
January 24-28, 2022. Click here to find Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission's approved educational resources. Be sure to read the Best Practices and the groups' public statement before planning the week.
January 25, 2022-New to teaching or just new to teaching social studies? We will continue to build content knowledge of the TEKS, work on student engagement and planning for social studies instruction. Even if you didn't attend Day 1, please join us!
February 2, 2021-This planning session is part of the 2021-2022 school year series to continue preparations for student success on the high school U.S. History assessment.
Free Humanities Texas Professional Development Webinars
Tuesdays • January 25 and February 1, 2021 • 5:15–6:30 pm CT
These webinars will offer a nuanced understanding of the civil rights movement, incorporating significant primary documents from a number of the movement’s major figures. The first webinar will consider the traditional historical understanding of the movement, providing a broad overview before complicating the story. The second webinar will focus on Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Malcolm X’s “The Ballot or the Bullet,” and Fannie Lou Hamer’s testimony before the 1964 Democratic National Convention’s credentials committee, considering each document's presentation of American democracy. Both webinars will highlight the most important takeaways for middle and high school students.
Wednesdays • January 26–March 2, 2022 • 5:00–6:15 pm CT
Each weekly webinar will cover a document that is crucial to understanding U.S. history in the final decades of the twentieth century: the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the Pentagon Papers, the House Articles of Impeachment for Nixon, a document relating to the 1977 National Women’s Conference, and Reagan’s “Evil Empire” speech. Each webinar will focus on one of these documents, addressing both its context (how it came to be and its impact/significance) and its actual contents (the most important things for teachers to know and share with their students).
Mondays • January 31–February 28, 2022 • 5:00–6:30 pm CT
This webinar series will offer teachers insight into the profound changes that remade Texas during the 1930s–1940s as the Great Depression, New Deal, and World War II collectively transformed it from a region of rural farmers into a modern, urbanized state. Team-taught by a historian and two master teachers, the sessions will provide a collection of curriculum materials geared toward bringing innovative perspectives into the classroom.
TxDot Roadside Chat Webinar Series
Kick off 2022 by stepping into the past! This webinar will explore the first century of the Texas Highway Department, today known as TxDOT. Join the authors of Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department and TxDOT's photo librarian as they share the stories and images they discovered while researching the book. With thousands of miles of Texas roadways built over the decades, there's sure to be something interesting learned along the way! Curious about a highway's history? You'll also learn what research resources are available at TxDOT.
February 3, 2022-Join us for a one-hour zoom session that will be dedicated to the STAAR resign as it impacts our two social studies assessments. The latest social studies testing information from TEA will be shared with participants.
February 10, 2021- 8th grade Social Studies teachers will meet to do a deep dive into the next units' content and instruction. Topics: Civil War and Reconstruction
Law-Related Education is Making the Trip Back to West Texas this Spring!
Ready, Set, Go-Reaching for the STAARS (8th Grade) STAAR Review LRE-StyleMarch 2, 2021-This 6 hour institute for 8th Grade teachers includes a session designed to address TEKS for teaching the Civil War and a session on resources and strategies to teach and review for the state assessment.
Ready, Set, Go-Reaching for the STAARS (U.S. History) EOC Review LRE-Style
March 3, 2021-This 6 hour institute for U.S. History teachers includes a session designed to address TEKS for teaching the 1970’s to the present and a session on resources and strategies to teach and review for the state assessment.
March 23, 2022-Register a team or individual from grades 9-12 to participate in this year's Citizen Bee contest sponsored by Texas Law-Related Education. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about registration.
March 30, 2022-This session will be all about building a data-driven STAAR Review for your 8th graders. The session will provide time and materials to walk away with a classroom-ready review.
April 5, 2021-This session will be all about building a data-driven EOC Review. The session will provide time to plan and create all materials needed for a classroom-ready review.
Social Studies TEKS Review Process Update from TEA
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