June 2019

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Hello From Your R10 Social Studies K-12 Consultant

Welcome to SUMMER and a well deserved break. Time to rest, rejuvenate and rediscover those things that make you happy. Take time for yourself, take time to learn and grow, and take time to explore.

Please feel free to share any new resources or gems that you find or know of.

We have some exciting professional development opportunities coming this Summer and Fall. As always, I am always available to help you with resources and would be happy to come out and work with you to support any needs you have. Please follow us on Twitter and sign up for the Social Studies Listserv.

Look for us on Twitter - @Region10SS

Looking forward to creating a community of Social Studies Educators!


TEA has created a Resources for the Streamlined Social Studies TEKS web page to assist teachers and parents with the transition to the streamlined Social Studies TEKS. Resources included on the site include draft documents for the streamlined Social Studies TEKS and “crosswalk” documents that show a side-by-side comparison of the 2010 TEKS and the updated streamlined 2018 version. The schedule below specifies when crosswalk documents will be available on the resources for the streamlined SS TEKS web page.

  • Currently Available: Grade 8 and U.S. History Studies Since 1877
  • May 1: Grade 6, Grade 7, World Geography Studies, World History Studies, U.S. Government, Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits
  • August 1: Kindergarten, Grades 1-5

The TEKS for middle school and high school social studies are scheduled for implementation beginning with the 2019-2020 school year and the TEKS for kindergarten–grade 5 are scheduled for implementation in the 2020-2021 school year.

** Upcoming PD Opportunities This Summer Over the Streamlined TEKS **

Region 10 Roadshow

June 3 - Terrell

June 11 - Red Oak

July 9 - Sherman

July 16 - Greenville

July 22 - McKinney

Lead4Ward Side-by-Sides for Middle and High School

Lead4Ward has released side-by-sides for middle school and high school for the streamlined TEKS.

An Eye On Literacy


Come Join the Fun!

Summer and Fall Sessions Coming Soon! (All At Region 10)

  • 6/13 - Civil War Era Documents & Texas History @ Pearce Museum (Corsicana)
  • 6/18 - SMU Teaching Free Enterprise @ SMU
  • 7/8 - Holocaust and Human Rights Conference
  • 7/16 - Driving on the Right Side of the Road
  • 7/17 & 18 - Texas LRE Lone Star Government (Grand Prairie)
  • 7/19 - So...They've Streamlined the SS TEKS...Now What?
  • 8/7 - So...They've Streamlined the SS TEKS...Now What?
  • 9/23 - Teaching Controversial Topics in Social Studies
  • 10/2 - DBQ Project Introductory Workshop: Do You DBQ?
  • 10/3 - Creating History Labs
  • 10/16 - Social Studies in a Digital World/Social Studies Digital Breakouts
  • 10/28 - "Up"-ing Your Questioning Game
  • 11/6 - Designing Social Studies Lessons Using TRS as the Foundation (for TEKS Resource System Districts)
  • 11/20 - DBQ Project Follow-Up Workshop: How Do You DBQ?

  • Integrating Social Studies w/ New ELAR TEKS
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Note: This document was compiled by the Council of State Social Studies Supervisors. Many of the opportunities below are offered free or low cost, but some opportunities do include a cost.

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