California Social Studies Curriculum by TCI

High-Quality Standards-Aligned Content for All Learners

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.

Differentiated Learning

Differentiated Instruction

Every student has different needs and learns at their own pace. Our social studies curriculum provides various print and online support tools including social studies textbooks, ELL support, text-to-speech, reading levels, in-line vocabulary, Spanish translations, closed captioning, and more to meet your needs and the unique learning needs of your students.

Adaptable Units

Inquiry-Based Learning

TCI’s programs are designed with one primary goal: to help students master the essential skills and knowledge. To this end, every unit includes primary sources and activities to make the lessons more inquiry-based and to help your students develop critical-thinking skills.

ELA Standards Aligned

Standards-Aligned Curriculum

TCI’s standards-aligned social studies curriculum meets the criteria for national frameworks such as the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework. It also aligns with state standards across the United States, all so that teachers can focus on what they do best—teaching.

Alignment with Framework

Sites of Encounter

Inquiry Basis

Framework Questions

Common Core

Primary Sources

Themes Throughout History

Build Cooperative, Inclusive Classrooms

TCI’s philosophy is grounded in the goal of creating inclusive classroom communities in which students learn about the world through multiple perspectives and make connections to their own lives.

Accurate and Diverse Content

Accurate and Diverse Content

Accuracy and diversity drive TCI’s curriculum-development process. Our programs are guided by state standards, as well as a commitment to highlighting multiple perspectives and diverse viewpoints in the curriculum. This includes examining multiple perspectives and integrating important primary sources. TCI has an extensive editorial and scholarly review process to ensure that our content is both fair and accurate.

Inclusive and Diverse Classroom

Cooperative, Inclusive Classroom

TCI’s Cooperative, Inclusive Classroom provides the foundation for our approach to active learning. This involves creating a classroom environment where all students are valued and have a voice. In this classroom, teachers build meaningful connections with students and act as facilitators for student learning. Teachers also set norms that allow for civil discourse and the respectful expression of viewpoints and perspectives.

Making Personal Connections

Making Personal Connections

Making personal connections to content is at the heart of TCI’s approach to teaching. Each lesson begins with a preview activity that helps students build background knowledge and make connections to upcoming content. Lessons include opportunities for students to take part in authentic learning assignments in which they are encouraged to apply their personal voice and interests to demonstrate what they have learned.

Flexible and Blended

Flexible and Blended Program

Our flexible curriculum is aligned with state social studies and ELA standards and allows teachers to seamlessly transition from the physical classroom to blended-learning environments using the various resources and tools in 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.

  • Online Lesson Plans
  • Student Handouts
  • Flexible Assignments, Assessments, and Grading
  • Enrichment Resources
  • Primary Sources Embedded in Social Studies Lessons
  • Easy-to-Follow Videos
  • Learning Management System Integrations including Google Classroom, Canvas, and Schoology
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Tomorrow’s world is being built today by educators and their students. Provide teachers the resources they need to teach science and social studies to support student success. Help create a more engaging, immersive learning experience for every student.

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