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

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