Illinois: Teaching for the 21st Century
Teaching social studies is one of the best jobs in the world, but it does come with its fair share of struggles and challenges, even for the more veteran and passionate teachers. Here at TCI, we’ve created some of the best social studies curriculum available today, and it’s all designed with the end goal of making your life easier and helping your students learn and retain more. Our company is made up of educators just like you who want better social studies curriculum programs in their schools and who set out to meet that need.
With endless resources, interactive technological platforms, ready-to-use lesson plans, and in-class activities, our elementary and middle school social studies curriculum programs are designed with you in mind. We know that planning can be time consuming, especially when trying to meet and integrate Illinois state standards throughout your lessons. We’ve minimized the planning time you have to put into teaching social studies by including ready-to-use lessons, complete with customizable assessments, interactive activities, lesson games, and much more. Our social studies curriculum is engaging, teacher-friendly, and loved by educators all across Illinois.
Resources are a must-have for anyone teaching social studies, but especially for those utilizing Illinois social studies standards in every facet of their lessons. Every TCI material has standards correspondence, allowing you to spend less time on the logistics of planning and more time engaging with your students. Our middle school and elementary social studies curriculum programs are complete with every possible teacher resource you could want and need: pre-made lesson plans designed Illinois social studies standards in mind, ready-to-use presentations, fully integrative software that is interactive and easy to use, lesson-level and unit-level assessments that are fully customizable, and so much more.
Student Resources: Print + Digital
Don’t think we’ve forgotten the students in our elementary and middle school social studies curriculum programs! We know they are at the heart of why you do what you do, so we’ve provided them with a number of incredible resources as well. We want them to learn to love social studies too, so we’ve created the most engaging and interactive middle school and elementary social studies curriculum programs available today. From print and digital textbooks to easy-to-use software, from interactive technology to Lesson Games and engaging presentations, our student resources focus on keeping students involved in their own learning, all the while teaching them what they need to know to meet Illinois social studies standards.
Alignment with Framework
Sites of Encounter
Learn about influential geographical locations in history.
Ask your own questions and research the answers.
Activities and content incorporated into the curriculum to address CA Framework.
Built from the ground up with common core in mind.
Even more Primary Sources incorporated into each lesson.
Themes Throughout History
Special Features added to lessons introduce students to themes they will explore throughout each program.
Everything You Need in One Place
Social studies curriculum shouldn’t be a source of your stress when it’s time to lesson plan. TCI’s social studies curriculum is available for elementary, middle, and high school students, and it is all in line with Illinois social studies standards to make your job easier. Our online subscription allows you access to everything you need to make the most of our curriculum and the many teacher and student resources available.
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