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

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