Elementary Social Studies Resources

& TEKS Alignments

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Discovery Education's TEKS Aligned Resources

Discovery Education Experience has over 200,000 high-quality, developmentally appropriate, and TEKS-aligned resources. With Discovery Education Experience, students engage with authentic media content, interactives, and authentic multimedia content tools that support the development of skills, dispositions, and content knowledge. In addition, teachers are equipped with engaging and timely instructional strategies and ready-to-use activities that scaffold critical-thinking skills and digital tools to support students as they build their understanding and the independence needed to be successful outside the classroom.

Grab-and-Go Resources

Discovery Education provides a host of grab-and-go social studies support resources for teachers. Secondary TEKS-aligned social studies resources include Civics, Economics, Government, United States History, Geography, Ancient Civilizations, World History and so much more!

Discovery Education is known for its high-quality, engaging videos and video segments. Beyond videos, Discovery Education provides teachers with easily accessible interactives, lessons, activities, images, text, audio, and instructional strategies to enhance teaching and engage learners.

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SOS Instructional Strategies are research-based teaching and learning strategies for integrating DE content resources into engaging, interactive learning experiences. The strategies focus on key skills and habits that help students become successful learners.

Get Your Thinking Hat On

Inspired by the Six Thinking Hats Technique (Edward De bono), students respond to a digital resource from pre-assigned perspectives representing a variety of hats.

When students interact with media from a particular perspective, they will process information in a much different way than when they view it from the big picture.


  • Comparing & Contrasting
  • Developing Vocabulary
  • Identifying Key Ideas & Details
  • Identifying Point of View & Purpose
  • Questioning

McREAL Phases of Learning:

  • Commit
  • Make Sense
Get Your Thinking Hat On

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Distance & Digital Learning Team

Contact the Distance & Digital Learning Team at ESC Region 13 for more great STAAR support resources available through your Discovery Education Experience subscription.

Nikki D Robertson, M. Ed.

Digital Learning Project Coordinator

Tim Brown

Distance Learning Systems Specialist