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California Social Studies Techbook

Your Primary Source for the California Social Studies Classroom

California Social Studies Techbook is a standards-aligned, core-curricular resource that uses an inquiry-based approach to enhance literacy and critical thinking skills, allowing students to approach inquiry through the 5Es: Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate. From stories of ancient cultures to current events, this comprehensive digital textbook takes concepts off the pages and brings lessons to life.

Ignite student interest and open doorways to learning with exciting real world curriculum resources, packaged with instructional strategies and personalized for your needs as an educator.

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Experience Immersive History

With the California Social Studies Techbook, students don’t just learn about history. They experience it through project-based learning, inquiry, and civic engagement. This digital textbook pairs compelling core content with thought-provoking essential questions, primary source analysis, and project-based tasks.

Build Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Multiple perspectives are infused into a seamless narrative as historical events are presented without bias and with authentic voices. Students gain appreciation and empathy as they learn history through a variety of voices in a safe, collaborative, and empathetic learning environment. Thousands of carefully curated primary and secondary sources are coupled with focused analysis activities to promote critical thinking.

Bring History to Life for All Learners

Every student learns in their own way. The California Social Studies Techbook is specifically developed for diverse student audiences and curated by experts for ease of access. High-quality, multimodal content is essential to improving academic vocabulary, breaking down barriers to learning, providing all students multiple ways to shine, and engaging students in higher-level thinking. Meet the unique needs of your students with a variety of differentiation tools integrated at point of use. Access two Lexile levels of core content, authentic Spanish translation, 180 additional languages available through Google Translate, and strategies for teaching students with special needs and English learners.

“Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook is a game-changer. It’s the best curriculum resources I’ve seen in 14 years for our academic domain.”

Malcolm Towle Middle School Social Studies Teacher

History Pops Off the Page and Into the Real World in This Breakthrough Digital California Social Studies Techbook

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Using Social Studies Techbook to Set Up Student Success

Social studies instruction is meaningful when students recognize the importance and relevance of the knowledge and skills they are acquiring, and when instruction develops the skills they will use later in life as citizens and scholars. Learn how Social Studies Techbook helps educators instill vital content knowledge in students.

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Kevin Quinlan
Regional Vice President, Education Partnerships