ESC Region 17 Social Studies

History Rocks! Volume 4 Issue #8

"My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging."

- Hank Aaron
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Check Out These Happenings Around the State, Nation, and World

February is African American History Month!

Click on the link to a SMORE full of teaching resources for this month. From Earl Campbell to Ella Fitzgerald, there are bunches of resources to teach all year long.

Humanities Texas Free Professional Development

Check out these free after school (5:00-6:15 )webinars this spring: Teaching African American History, Teaching Texas History, The Making of Modern America, Shaping the American Republic.

Inside the Vault: Gilder Lehrman Presents...

Join this free webinar to explore U.S. History. Thursday, February 4's (at 6:00 p.m.) issue features Phillis Wheatley and Elizabeth Keckley. Future programs will be on Frederick Douglass, Lucy Knox.

What's Happening in the Region?

Region 17 Virtual Citizen Bee Competition

March 10-11, 10:00 a.m. The Texas Citizen Bee is a statewide civic education program and competition for students grades 9-12. All question content comes from the citizenbee.org website. Click on the link below to register your team!!!!

Spring 2021 Social Studies Professional Development Opportunities

8th Grade Social Studies STAAR Review Success Day

March 24, 2021 Join us for our Spring 2021 8th Grade STAAR Review session. We are planning to have this session in person, but we will be prepared to flip to virtual if circumstances change this spring.

U.S. History End of Course Review Success Day

March 22, 2021 Join us for our Spring 2021 U.S. History End of Course Review session. We are planning to have this session in person, but we will be prepared to flip to virtual if circumstances change this spring.

Region 17 Social Studies Virtual Office Hours

In this new weird world of virtual support, Region 17 Social Studies will be available for office hours every Monday. Register in ESC Works and then I will send you a google form to sign up for time slot.

Historically Speaking Weekly Zoom Chats

Join us on Thursdays after school for a chance to hear what's new in social studies, new resources, testing news, collaboration with other teachers from our region, and occasionally a guest speaker! See weekly topics below!!!

Historically Speaking Weekly Topics

February 4 - African American History Month

February 11- What's New in TEKS Resource System

February 18- Citizen Bee Informational Meeting

February 25- Virtual Field Trips

Spring Canvas Self-Paced Courses!

Differentiation in the Social Studies Classroom

This course provides resources and strategies to help all of our students be successful in their social studies class.

Depth and Complexity in the Social Studies Classroom

The course counts for your GT 6 Hour Update!

Resource Spotlight

Federal Reserve Economic Education for K-12

This website has resources for personal financial literacy, economics TEKS in all grade levels, and some virtual lessons too!!!

Just in Case You Missed One

Below are the links to past newsletters! (previous years' newsletter are on the ESC 17 Social Studies Archive Smore)


2020-2021 School Year

Volume 4, Issue #7

Volume 4, Issue #6 ,Volume 4, Issue #5

Volume 4, Issue #4, Volume 4, Issue #3

Volume 4, Issue #2, Volume 4, Issue #1