Course curriculum

  • 1

    Competency 001 (Social Science Instruction)

    • Competency 001 (Social Science Instruction)

    • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

    • Vertical Alignment

    • Social Studies Terminology

    • Stages of Cognitive Development

    • Instructional Practices

    • Technology in the Classroom

    • Instructional Strategies

    • Promoting Students' Use of Social Science Skills

    • Social Science Disciplines

    • Interdisciplinary Instruction

    • Assessments

    • Practical Applications of Social Science Issues

    • Maps

    • Communicating With the Community

    • Competency 001 Quiz

  • 2

    Competency 002 (History)

    • Competency 002 (History)

    • Texas History

    • Individuals that Shaped History

    • Native Americans

    • Causes and Effects of Colonization and Exploration

    • Factors Affecting the Development of Societies

    • Communities

    • Culture

    • Innovations

    • Historical Information and How it Relates to Other Disciplines

    • Historical Research Questions and Judgments

    • Historical Research

    • Sources

    • Problem Solving

    • Decision Making

    • Communicating Historical Information

    • Analyzing Historical Information

    • Chronology

    • Interpreting the Past

    • Foundations of Representative Government in the US

    • Westward Expansion

    • Sectionalism and the Civil War

    • The Civil War and Reconstruction

    • Reform Movements in Texas and the United States

    • Boom and Bust Cycles in Texas Industries

    • Important Individuals in the 20th and 21st Centuries

    • Historical Events

    • Competency 002 Quiz

  • 3

    Competency 003 (Geography and Culture)

    • Competency 003 (Geography and Culture)

    • Key Concepts of Geography

    • Location, Location, Location!

    • Geographic Factors

    • Physical Processes and Flow of Energy

    • Humans and the Environment

    • Physical Environmental Characteristics

    • Science and Technology, the Economy, Environment, and Resources

    • Maps and Map Elements

    • Concepts of Culture

    • Contributions of Different Groups

    • Effects of Race, Gender, and Status

    • Customs and Celebrations

    • Relationships Among Cultures

    • How People Meet Basic Needs

    • Native American Groups

    • Roles of the Family

    • Diversity and Unity

    • Using Social Sciences in Other Disciplines

    • Research Questions and Judgments

    • Research and Information

    • Sources

    • Problem Solving and Decision Making

    • Communicating Geographic and Cultural Information

    • Analyzing Data

    • Understanding Populations

    • Institutions

    • Oral Traditions, Stories, Art, and Music in the Social Sciences

    • Relationship Between Art and Time

    • Religion, Philosophy, and Culture

    • How Science and Technology Changes Affect Events

    • Competency 003 Quiz

  • 4

    Competency 004 (Economics)

    • Competency 004 (Economics)

    • How People Meet Basic Needs in Different Cultures

    • Economic Concepts

    • Economic Systems

    • Free Enterprise

    • Supply and Demand

    • Work and Economic Activities

    • Measuring Economic Activity

    • Government Regulation and Taxation

    • Economic History

    • Economic Interdependence

    • Competency 004 Quiz

  • 5

    Competency 005 (Government and Citizenship)

    • Competency 005 (Government and Citizenship)

    • Origins of Democracy

    • Rules and Laws

    • Structure and Functions of Government

    • Political Documents

    • Governments in Colonial America and Early Development of Texas

    • Political Processes

    • Types of Government

    • Changing the Constitution

    • Supreme Court Cases

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    • Democratic Process

    • Leadership

    • Customs, Symbols, and Landmarks

    • Rights, Responsibilities, and Freedoms in Democracy

    • Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens and Non-Profit Groups

    • How Rights and Responsibilities Differ in Various Societies

    • Competency 005 Quiz

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  • 6

    Final Test

    • Full Length Sample Test for the Social Studies Portion of the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 291 Exam

    • Test for the Social Studies TExES Core Subjects EC-6 291