ESC Region 17 Social Studies

History Rocks! Volume 4 Issue #6

"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails."

-Dolly Parton

Happenings Around the Region

Canvas Self-Paced Social Studies Courses are Open!!!

Depth and Complexity in the Social Studies Classroom

The course counts for your GT 6 Hour Update!

Weekly Social Studies Support Opportunities

Region 17 Office Hours

Mondays in the Spring!!! After you register, you will be sent a google form to select a zoom time!

Historically Speaking Weekly 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!

Happenings Around the State, Nation, and World

Texas Law-Related Education Spring Offering Coming Soon

Join the amazing folks at LRE for some great 8th Grade and High School US History Support. These sessions have two live virtual sessions (after work hours and on a Saturday) and then more in their Canvas courses!!! https://courses.texaslre.org/

Recap from National Social Studies Council's 100th Social Studies Conference

Region 17's very own Regan Lamberson, Frenship ISD Social Studies and GT Coordinator presenting at the national conference! Way to represent and share some great knowledge with this national audience!

Save the Date and Get Your High School Students Registered!!!!

LBJ Library Spring Webinar Series- "We the People; A Work in Progress"

Wednesdays - 5:00-6:30 Central February 24-March 31, 2021

With the recent rise in civic engagement and participation, our nation's core principles of freedom, democracy, and liberty are being redefined. While the foundational documents of the United States of America layout the ideals for this country, many of the rights and freedoms they guaranteed did not apply to all. As our country moves forward in the 21st century, we have the ability to reimagine a government where “We the People” means all the people. In this series, we will dive into concepts and systems covered in the founding documents, discussing how they have evolved through time and how they continue to impact us today.

We are offering several options to participate:

https://lbjlibrary.pdx.catalog.canvaslms.com/programs/wethepeople
1. LIVE: (free)

Zoom registration for free access to the weekly live webinar series.

Register here.


2. Canvas Course: Or you can watch the recordings. There is a Canvas Course as well, but it is not free ($25.00)

Check Out These Resources!!!

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 #5

Volume 4, Issue #4

Volume 4, Issue #3

Volume 4, Issue #2

Volume 4, Issue #1

New STAAR/EOC Subscription Boxes for Spring Semester

If you are interested in receiving a primary source kit for 8th grade and US History EOC, fill out the google form!!!