History Alive

Middle School Social Studies Curriculum

TCI’s History Alive! and Geography Alive! middle school social studies programs aim at developing inclusive, active citizens of the world.

Student-Centered Middle School Social Studies Curriculum

TCI’s social studies curriculum helps teachers offer interactive, supportive learning environments. With a focus on student-led learning and immersive activities, our middle school social studies curriculum aligns to the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies, and helps prepare students to be engaged and thoughtful citizens as they explore social studies using the Inquiry Arc.

Hand-On Learning

Hands-On Learning

Active learning is at TCI’s core; every lesson utilizes at least one of our six unique hands-on classroom strategies. TCI activities get students excited and curious; students are inspired to ask questions and conduct purposeful research. They make written and oral arguments, support claims with evidence, and take informed action when appropriate.

Integrated Literacy

Integrated Literacy

Many fiction and nonfiction literary genres—representing diverse groups and viewpoints—are embedded throughout the program. Writing assignments are aligned to strengthen students’ literacy skills and support cross-disciplinary instruction. ELA/ELD standards are reinforced throughout the activities and notebook prompts.


Promotes Active Citizenship

Students “do democracy” through civic discourse and by engaging with their local communities. They build empathy by reading and learning about various perspectives.

Middle school social studies program components

Making Teaching And Planning Easier For You

We know; it’s a lot to take in. From lesson planning and picking the best activities to creating assignments and grading—and more— you have a lot on your plate as you teach social studies standards. The good news is that we’ve done most of the work for you already, so you can focus on delivering your content in a constructive manner for your students. Our programs allow you to breeze through social studies state standards without feeling like you have to sacrifice important lessons or teach content that isn’t engaging.

  • Digital Resources to Online Social Studies Curriculum
  • Social Studies Textbook and Student Workbooks
  • Audio and Digital Tutorials, Translations, and More
  • Interactive Presentations and Videos
  • Standards-Aligned Immersive Activities
  • Customizable Assessments

Explore Our Middle School Social Studies Curriculum

TCI’s middle school social studies curriculum is built in alignment with national frameworks, such as C3, as well as state standards, and it is constructed with inquiry-based instruction at its core.

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Promote Civility. Spur Action. Inspire Leaders.

Our social studies curriculum is built to help students develop critical thinking and connect to the world around them. By partnering with TCI, you give your teachers what they need to help build the world of tomorrow.

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