HMH Social Studies | 6-12 Social Studies & History Curriculum (2022)

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The history of who we are and how we got here is the world’s most incredible story—filled with more drama, plot twists, and surprise endings than any bestseller. Why is it that this story is so often reduced to a hollow shell of dates and events?

HMH Social Studies presents the rich, endlessly inventive story of our world, challenging students to dig deep into the past, ask questions, uncover the connections to their world today, and prepare for tomorrow.

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Overview

Developing critical thinking skills for tomorrow’s citizens

The inquiry-based approach of HMH Social Studies asks every student to dig into history and ask detailed questions. Students learn to think critically, draw conclusions, and support those conclusions with evidence—the same skills they’ll use in college and throughout their careers.

Student Experience

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  • The embedded story follows the C3 Inquiry Arc of inquiry, application, reflection, and communication.

  • Document-Based Investigations require students to analyze documents and build them into cumulative writing performance tasks.

  • Essential Question Writing asks students to reflect and demonstrate understanding by citing text evidence to complete a writing task.

  • HISTORY Multimedia Connections blend print, video, and audio within unique digital Document-Based Investigations.

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  • Timelines, maps, charts, videos, and primary sources offer support with analysis and interpretation skills.

  • Students use their own words to complete lesson-specific, interactive graphic organizers.

  • Vocabulary is defined at point of use, with audio in both English and Spanish.

  • A full suite of note-taking tools allows students to highlight and annotate the online text.

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  • eBooks allow students to engage with content outside of the classroom.

  • Social Studies courses offer HISTORY videos that bring the story to life with primary source footage, dramatic storytelling, and expert testimonials.

  • HMHfyi provides text and sources for research and extended reading on social studies topics.

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African American History

African American History presents a rich narrative that explores the role of African Americans in the development of the United States. The program has a unique interactive format that encourages students to connect with the content and explore important people, places, and events. Written specifically for middle and high school students, African American History includes coverage of current events such as Black Lives Matter protests, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of the 2020 presidential election.

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Confronting Racism: Case Studies and Conversations on African American History

Written by Dr. Tyrone Howard, a national leader in culturally responsive pedagogy, Confronting Racism helps teachers and students meaningfully discuss racial divisions that exist in America. Through interactive case studies, students learn about historical and institutional racism and are encouraged to brainstorm productive ways of addressing these issues.

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Teacher Experience

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Metacognitive Support
Some courses offer multimedia close-read screencasts, which share how to read and analyze primary sources.

Audio Support
Full-text audio gives students the opportunity to read as they listen to full audio in the eBook.

Comprehension Support
Reading check questions support comprehension by directing students to the vital content in each lesson.

EL Support
Every course includes support, such as summaries of the lessons at lower readability, in both English & Spanish, so students can build reading stamina.

  • Students are constantly answering questions within the narrative to interpret maps, timelines, and graphs, as well as analyzing literature, primary sources, videos, and perspectives.

  • Module assessments measure student comprehension using a variety of critical thinking, writing, and multimedia questions.

  • Benchmark and end-of-year assessments provide immediate feedback with automatic scoring and reporting.

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  • Ed, the HMH learning platform, combines the best of technology with HMH® content and instruction to personalize the teaching experience.

  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Resources for Educators provides resources tailored for classroom use—films, lesson plans, and curricular materials.

  • A dedicated, regularly updated Current Events site features trustworthy articles that connect what students learn in class to the world around them.

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  • HMH Professional Services provides on-demand learning for anytime support. Getting Started and a Professional Learning Guide are available on Ed to ensure a successful first year.

  • The NEW Teacher's Corner™ provides additional on-demand professional learning and teaching support anytime, anywhere. Read tips from fellow teachers and connect with coaches and thought leaders via live events.

  • Extend your professional learning with HMH Professional Services, the leaders in literacy and social studies professional learning. Gain the support you need to grow your practice with online learning, courses, and professional learning communities.

Family Experience

Family Room—a family-friendly part of the Ed learning platform—supports diverse learning environments and makes at-home learning more manageable for families and caregivers by providing equitable, on-demand resources to help support their children.

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With Family Room, families and caregivers can:

  • Access their child’s learning via the student’s Ed log in
  • Find simple, helpful, and equitable at-home learning resources in both English and Spanish
  • Explore tips and videos personalized to their child’s learning
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"If history were taught in the form of stories,
it would never be forgotten."

Grade-Level Solutions

From World History to United States Government, HMH Social Studies programs invite students to take an active role in their exploration of the past. By asking questions, thinking critically and making connections between the past and the present, our programs are designed specifically to cultivate a generation of informed, engaged citizens.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

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United States History

Helps students develop a richer understanding of America's past and its impact today, integrating skills such as map reading, research, geography, and civic participation.

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World Civilizations

Creates a richer understanding of world history and culture with vivid, instructional visuals and high-interest scenarios.

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Civics

Helps foster student civic responsibility through a balanced course that features the principles of government, active citizenship, and responsible economic participation.

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World Geography

Engage, inspire, and encourage the love of geography with tools that help students connect with the content and see its relevance and importance in their lives.

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African American History

Presents a rich narrative that explores the role of African Americans in the development of the United States, encouraging students to connect with the content and discover important people, places, and events.

HIGH SCHOOL

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Civics

Helps foster student civic responsibility through a balanced course that features the principles of government, active citizenship, and responsible economic participation.

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American History

Explores the story of U.S. history, weaving the reflections of people who experienced history firsthand throughout the narrative.

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World History

Provides teachers with a practical and motivational approach to teaching world history and helps students think critically and make global connections.

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United States Government

Designed to balance the need to cover key, standards-based government topics and motivate students to learn, United States Government makes our political system meaningful to all students.

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Global Geography

Motivates students to explore current geographic issues to show the relevance of geography to current events. It is organized by physical geography, human geography, and today’s issues.

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Economics

Uses a concept-driven and interactive approach to develop economic literacy, utilizing real examples, concept application, and the latest economics news.

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Psychology

Taking into account current psychological theory and current statistics, Psychology offers the tools students need to understand themselves and the world around them with a variety of case studies, group projects, and opportunities for in-depth study.

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Sociology

Leveraging current sociological theory and current statistics, Sociology gives the student the tools they need to discover the meaning behind behavior through a variety of case studies, group projects, and opportunities for in-depth study.

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African American History

Presents a rich narrative that explores the role of African Americans in the development of the United States, encouraging students to connect with the content and discover important people, places, and events.

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Classroom Resources to Use Today

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Ignite student engagement with currency and higher-order thinking that ties to students’ lives.

Checkology®: NLP’s Checkology virtual classroom is a browser-based platform that empowers educators to teach students how to sort fact from fiction and discern what information to trust, share, and act on.

The Sift: NLP’s free newsletter explores timely examples of misinformation, social media activity, and news literacy trends.

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Sign up for free multimedia resources from our partners at HISTORY and the Center for Civic Education. Every month you’ll have access to standards-based videos, lesson plans, and classroom resources for connecting students with current events.

INCLUDED WITH SELECTED PROGRAMS

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American History includes a robust online Document-Based Investigation: In-Depth Inquiry. Built in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, this DBI called “American Response to the Holocaust Refugees” centers around a Compelling Question and gives students historical context before they dive into seven primary sources. The DBI wraps up with a performance task that asks students to construct an argument by citing evidence they’ve gathered throughout their investigation.

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Writable® for HMH Social Studies provides a robust online academic writing experience for students. Within Writable, students can access the Essential Question Writing Tasks and Document-Based Investigations to complete the inquiry process through writing. Writable also makes it easy for teachers to score students’ writing and provide feedback online using writing rubrics, Revision Aid (AI) and originality check.

Writableis available to purchase for these HMH Social Studies programs:

  • World Civilizations
  • World Geography
  • United States History
  • World History
  • American History
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Access the Classroom site for nearly 100 content-based essays accompanied by discussion questions, classroom activities, and high-quality digitized primary sources. The collections offer an excellent avenue for teaching students how to use primary sources to examine critical moments in history.

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Watch these videos that explore the extraordinary history behind inspiring people, places, and events, from the Continental Army to the Harlem Hellfighters, the Statue of Liberty to space flight. These are unexpected tales from history you didn’t know you needed to know.

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Rich, Interactive Content
Students take notes and cite sources in interactive digital studies of 25 landmark Supreme Court cases that continue to impact the lives of teenagers and young adults.

Now Included in Five Courses
Judicial Inquiries are available for Middle School United States History, Middle and High School Civics, High School American History, and High School U.S. Government.

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Advanced Placement & Electives

Help Students Step Up to College-Level Work

HMH® addresses the needs of high school students and educators with college-level social studies resources published by Wiley® for AP®, honors, and electives. Enable students to think critically and approach coursework with active inquiry with this powerful and fully engaging suite of resources.

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Lead students to discover how people, places, cultures, and concepts help shape the world we live in.

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News & Events

Stay connected to the social studies community.

From exclusive thought leadership to news and upcoming events, learn more about what’s happening in social studies today

WEBINAR HMH Social Studies: A Story of Relevance and Inquiry HMH authors Carol Jago and Erik Palmer explain how critical it is for students to understand how history impacts their everyday lives and how to actively participate in the inquiry… Learn more WEBINAR HMH Social Studies: Promoting Media Literacy HMH author Erik Palmer discusses how critical it is for students to determine the difference between fake and biased news and why teaching internet literacy is more vital today than… Learn more
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Podcast: Becoming a History Teacher with Debra Reynolds on Teachers in America Meet Ms. Debra Reynolds, a world history teacher at Wicomico Middle School. She talks about building relationships with her students from day one, and how she finds time for her hobbies (like skydiving and antiquing)! Read More March 10, 2020
Podcast: Preparing Future Voters and the Influence of Educators Listen to a podcast on the objectives of civic education, the role of schools in teaching civics, and how to remain non-partisan while creating informed future voters. Featuring Sylvia Acevedo (CEO, Girl Scouts) and Dr. Emma Humphries (Chief Education Officer, iCivics). Read More October 29, 2019
3 Presidential Election Day Activities for Middle School and High School Students Fun middle school and high school election day activities can help engage students in politics. Start with these classroom voting activities to teach the election process. Read More October 23, 2019
Teaching Civic Engagement in High Schools: An Interdisciplinary Approach Learn how one school developed a yearlong opportunity where students research community issues, evolving into direct action to help solve those problems. Read More July 30, 2019

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