Austin ISD Social Studies News

Events, Resources, Professional Learning Vol. 2

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

Want to stay up to date? Check out our PD calendar on our website:


Harry Ransom Center Upcoming Events in November and December


Region 13 Social Studies PD for Fall and Spring


Humanities Texas Teacher Institutes


Bill of Rights Institute Summer Teacher Institutes


Gilder Lehrman's Summer 2015 Teacher Seminars Information


Goethe Institut Social Studies Teacher Study Tours- 2015 Application due Feb. 2


Contact me to find out more information about substitutes.

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Native American Heritage Month - November

Government resources to celebrate Native American Heritage Month

TEA Social Studies Updates

Bulletin from TEA on 11/5/2014

Curricular Resources

Check out the links below for more resources!

C-SPAN Classroom page


LBJ Library Activities "The Spy's Dilemma"


Stossel in the Classroom November 2014 Newsletter (student essay and free dvd)


Blanton Museum of Art: Educational Programs


Humanities Texas October 2014 Newsletter


Texas Folklife Education articles, events, resources


Hemispheres' Online Curriculum Resources


Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE) Online Resources and Free e-books


Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) Online Lesson Plans


Free e-books from the Library of Congress Put History in Students' Hands

Questions or Comments?

Email Melanie Kirchhof at melanie.kirchhof@austinisd.org

AISD Social Studies

Jessica Jolliffe - Social Studies Supervisor


Beth Hudson - Elementary School Curriculum Specialist


Dave Levee - Middle School Curriculum Specialist


Melanie Kirchhof - High School Curriculum Specialist


Angela Green - ELA & SS Special Education Curriculum Specialist


Julia Hernandez - Social Studies Dual Language Curriculum Specialist


Robert Hillhouse - ELL Secondary Curriculum Specialist


Amber Rinehart - Social Studies Curriculum Technology Specialist