This cool tool brings history to life with an innovative multimedia reference library that links key documents to people and places; interactive maps, digital explorations and activities; primary source documents; and informational text. It engages all learners through multiple reading levels and languages, promotes personalized learning via different pathways through content, encourages critical thinking and enables project-based learning. Social Studies Techbook is available for middle school courses including United States History, World History and World Geography & Cultures courses. With compelling videos and primary source documents from Discovery’s exclusive Multimedia Reference Library, it links social studies to key historical resources and features activities that encourages students to think, do and investigate history instead of memorize it. Students become historians and learn to develop a reasoned point-of-view, which supports the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Launched in the fall of 2012 in partnership with the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, the Social Studies Techbook is currently being used in nearly 30 states. Find out more and preview their video on their website.
By: Victor Rivero