Elementary Social Studies Reviewers' Hub
About the Program
TCI’s Social Studies Alive! programs transform elementary social studies into a multi-faceted learning experience both in-class and in the distance learning environment. Every TCI lesson starts with a big idea—Essential Questions — and utilizes at least one of our six unique, hands-on classroom strategies that get students excited and asking questions; they are inspired to learn more and conduct purposeful research.
Students “do democracy” through civic discourse and by engaging with their local communities. Students build empathy by reading and learning about various perspectives, and engage in writing assignments that are aligned to Common Core to strengthen students’ literacy skills and support cross-disciplinary instruction.
TCI’s instructions help tap a variety of learning styles, allowing students of all abilities to learn and succeed. All materials are field tested to ensure their effectiveness for all students, from emerging readers to English learners to advanced learners.
Engage Students Whenever and Wherever They Are
At TCI, we believe learning should not be confined to the classroom. Our flexible curriculum is aligned with Common Core Standards and allows teachers to seamlessly transition from physical classrooms to blended learning environments using the various resources and tools on our digital platform. We are committed to making sure that our curriculum and products keep teachers and students ahead in the ever-changing world of education.
- With just the click of a button, you can foster learning anytime, anywhere. Quickly and easily share standard or customized lesson guides with your students.
- Whether you use Google Classroom, Canvas, or Schoology, our digital platform integrates seamlessly with your learning management system, allowing you to stay connected with your students.
- Monitor student progress at a glance and efficiently grade assignments with flexible grading features. Create tailor-made online assessments to evaluate students' mastery and skills.
Special Digital Features
TCI provides suggestions specific to the lesson at hand to ensure academic success for all.
You can conduct formative assessments to gauge mastery of concepts and skills in a way that’s fun and engaging for students.
Student Text supports learners and teachers with features like accurate reading levels, text-to-audio capabilities, clarification of main ideas, text highlighting, Spanish translations, and notes.
Help students troubleshoot their subscription from home with the click of a button.
TCI makes teaching easier for you. We offer ready-to-teach lesson presentation, print and digital student resources, and a variety of assessments to assess student progress and mastery of content and skills. Click on the appropriate icon below. We will walk you through the entire TCI inquiry cycle and show you how we cover all framework and standards while making it fun and engaging for students.