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Social Studies Alive

Explore Our Social Studies Alive! Curriculum

In this program, you’ll find a thoughtfully designed K-5 curriculum with engaging activities, ELA integration, and easy-to-use materials.

See how TCI engages all learners and provides comprehensive teacher support to Bring Learning Alive! in classrooms. Watch this video to preview our program’s:

  • Engaging Activities
  • Assessments
  • ELA Integration
  • Support for All Learners
  • Easy-to-Use Materials

Engaging Activities

TCI’s lessons provide flexible options. Take your students on a learning adventure with TCI’s hands-on activities. Add videos, games, civics, and more to lessons with our ever-expanding learning libraries.

✔️ Hands-on Activities ✔️ Civics ✔️ Flexible Options
✔️ Videos, Songs, and Games ✔️ Primary Sources ✔️ And More!


Social Studies Alive!


Formative and summative assessments are woven throughout every TCI lesson and reading, including creative processing assignments, lesson games, and TCI’s customizable tests. Assessment data is pulled into the grading dashboard so you can easily track student progress and analyze trends.

ELA Integration

Informational Texts and Primary Sources

Social Studies Alive! integrates reading and writing to help students develop language arts skills. From our vibrant informational text to thought-provoking primary sources, each lesson has many opportunities to practice reading.

Unit Inquiry Projects

Each unit includes an Inquiry Project where students research a compelling question and use evidence from the reading to write an argument.

Social Studies Stories

The unit’s Social Studies Stories explore different perspectives, literature, primary sources, and biographies.

Support for All Learners

Built-In Reading Support

Tools like differentiated reading levels, text-to-speech, main ideas, and highlighting provide extra reading support. Students can build their vocabulary with checks for understanding and vocabulary cards.

Spanish Immersion

TCI’s programs are available in English and Spanish to support dual immersion classrooms and English Learners. 

Differentiating Instruction

Each lesson includes adjustments to support English Learners, Learners with Special Education Needs, Learners Reading and Writing Below Grade Level, and Advanced Learners. 

Planning Tools

Whether online or in the print Teacher’s Guide, you can plan ahead with TCI’s pacing guides and step-by-step procedures, modify with differentiating instruction and enhancing learning, and check student work with answer keys.

Standards-Aligned Content

The TCI approach to Social Studies Curriculum Resources and Programs integrates proven teaching strategies, engaging content, and meaningful technology to excite students and foster their love of learning.

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