High School

Digital Content for Social Studies

Close Reading and writing tools for Social Studies

Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader is the free, trusted leader for reliably viewing and interacting with PDF documents across platforms and devices. The Adobe Reader app allows you to work with PDF documents on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Easily access, manage, and share a wide variety of PDF types, including PDF Portfolios, password-protected documents, and fillable forms. Adobe Reader is a great tool to use with DBQ's and other close read materials as it allows students to manipulate the text and easily collaborate with other students and teachers.

Class Collaboration, Organization and Management

Google Sites

Sites is Google's free tool to create custom websites. Similar to a wiki, you can develop the site by yourself or choose to collaborate with others on the creation and content of the pages. Then, you can decide on the level of sharing you would like to permit. You can determine who the owners are, whom you would like to give permission to edit and revise the site, and whom you would like to give permission to view the site. You can limit viewing your site to a small, private group or you can choose to publish it so that it is accessible to anyone in the world.

Google Classroom

Classroom is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs.

Classroom is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized.

Students can keep track of what’s due on the Assignments page and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom.

Assessment Tool


USA Test Prep’s teacher-centric approach is designed to help the teacher help the students. Whether we’re writing questions to assess a specific state standard, making a reporting feature that helps teachers identify student weaknesses, or adding a new game that gets students excited about using the site, USA Test Prep takes great care to ensure each new feature engages students and is easy to implement by the teacher. USA Test Prep is directly aligned to your standards and giving you instant access to student data.