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Virginia Social Studies Techbook

Your Primary Source for the Virginia Social Studies Classroom

Discovery Education’s 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.

Experience Immersive History

With the Virginia 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.
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Build Critical Thinking, Understanding, and Citizenship Skills

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

Every student learns in their own way. The Virginia 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 with 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 the 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.
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See Social Studies Techbook‘s seamless and subtle differentiation in action.

“Discovery Education offers authentic and relevant instructional strategies and resources that are aligned with our state standards, our profile of a graduate, and supports us in meeting the social and emotional learning needs of our students.”

Unique Features Foster Learning

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Available Courses

Virginia Social Studies Techbook is available in the following courses:

  • Ancient World History
  • Medieval and Early Modern World History
  • U.S. History

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Differentiated Instruction

Core Interactive Text is available in multiple reading levels as well as in Spanish. Students can highlight text, add sticky notes, have the text read aloud, or print content to paper.

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High-Quality Instructional Resources

Through our partnership with news leader MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, Discovery Education offers Global Wrap, a weekly news summary that recaps news of the week from around the world in terms students understand.

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Inquiry-Based Instruction

Thousands of carefully curated primary and secondary sources are coupled with focused analysis activities to promote critical thinking.

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

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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