Austin ISD Social Studies Weekly

September 26-October 2

Austin ISD Social Studies

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

Constitution Day Documentation

Social studies secondary department chairs and elementary contacts should record documentation of campus observance of Constitution Day in the google form by September 30.

If you have any questions, please email Jessica Jolliffe.

American Indian Heritage Day 2016

September 30, 2016

4th Annual Celebration at the Bullock Museum!

With House Bill 174, the Texas State Legislature named the last Friday in September American Indian Heritage Day, which recognizes the historic, cultural, and social contributions American Indian communities and leaders have made to the state.

Schedule of Events

Program for School Groups and Museum Visitors
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Discover the diversity of native groups that have called Texas home and find out more about groups currently living in Texas. Learn about cultural traditions including storytelling, clothing decoration, art creation, and food preparation at hands-on activity stations.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Dancing and drumming performances by Great Promise for American Indians in the Museum lobby.

Public Celebration
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the traditional and contemporary arts of Texas's American Indian groups. This FREE public program will honor American Indians of yesterday and today, with dancing and drumming performances.

Do Not Say They Cannot Hear Us: THGC Workshop on Teaching the Holocaust and Genocides - AUSTIN

Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
Location: Region 13 Education Service Center, 5701 Springdale Rd., Austin, 78723
Time: 8:45 am – 4:00 pm

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) offers this free, one-day, live workshop to public and private school educators in social studies and/or English language arts for grades 5-12. The workshop will introduce relevant TEKS; provide an overview of vocabularies and histories; explore contemporary issues in historiography, literary/artistic representation, and pedagogical approaches; and showcase resources with Texas connections. Educators in attendance will be first to gain access to the THGC’s free, password-protected digital library of film and textual materials.

Lunch will be provided!

Register today!

Literacy Tip: Annotations

Providing students with standard annotations that they can make throughout the year, allows students to derive meaning from text without the stress of looking for answers to specific questions or being asked to read without a purpose. Below is a common annotation guide that can be used or modified to meet the needs of your specific students.
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Austin ISD Secondary Social Studies

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