Austin ISD Social Studies News

Events, Resources, Professional Learning Vol. 1

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

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


Region 13 Social Studies PD for Fall and Spring


Check out HCP to find Reach for the STAAR, - 10-8-14


Humanities Texas Teacher Institutes


Annual Social Studies Conferences


Contact me to find out more information about substitutes.

Resources to Celebrate in September, October, and November

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Hispanic Heritage Month - Sept 15 - Oct 15

Government resources to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Recommended readings list

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Native American Heritage Month - November

Government resources to celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Curricular Resources

Check out the links below for more resources!

C-SPAN Classroom page - Check out the Midterm Election resources!


Humanities Texas September 2014 Newsletter


Gilder Lehrman's "History Now" Fall 2014 Disasters in Modern American History


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


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