Austin ISD Social Studies-Update

October 26, 2017

Austin ISD Social Studies

Check out the Social Studies website for curriculum, resources, and announcements!

Teacher Opportunities

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Hemispheres 2018 Spring Break Trip to Morocco!

PERFECT for travelers looking for a fast-paced trip, this short but sweet adventure offers up a great combination of Morocco’s must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Take to a camel to explore the dunes before really experiencing the Sahara on an overnight camping excursion. Explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fès and Marrakech. Discover the history and rugged natural beauty of amazing Morocco. This program is open to all educators and their guests!

Enjoy guided tours by academic representatives that will provide you with additional knowledge of the places you visit and help you process the experience for your classroom.

Dates: March 10 – 17, 2018

For more information and cost details: Visit

OR Contact Katie Aslan


Note: Hemispheres are now offering $500 travel stipends to a limited number of participants. These are first come, first served, and will be offered to teachers who are willing to create a lesson plan based on their experience in Morocco. Interested teachers can contact Katie to apply.

Community Resources

November Ballot - 2017 Texas Constitutional Amendments

Check out this resource:

The House Research Organization has done an analysis of the seven constitutional amendments that are on the November ballot. It's an excellent, easy to read analysis, including what supporters and opponents say.

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Austin ISD Secondary Social Studies

High School Specialist - Melanie Kirchhof

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