OREM, Utah, and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Department of Education recently adopted Studies Weekly, Inc. Social Studies publications for statewide use in all kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms for a five-year adoption term. Teachers can start using the materials in the 2019-2020 school year.
"The Tennessee Department of Education organized and conducted an adoption process designed to obtain high quality instructional materials from all participating publishers. We appreciate their continued efforts to assist educators and students throughout the entire state of Tennessee," said Sheldon Savage, national adoption director for Studies Weekly. "As a publisher, we look forward to providing our state-adopted K-5 Social Studies programs to districts and schools for the next five years. We share a common goal with the DOE to lift and inspire students to a brighter future."
Studies Weekly is a textbook alternative, published in magazine or newspaper form, which can be highlighted, written on and cut up. All articles pair with online source materials, including thousands of videos and primary source media, with summative assessments. As part of the adoption, teachers, students and parents have full access to this platform.
With just one student edition per week and minimal preparation, 100 percent of the Tennessee State Social Studies Standards and Social Studies Practices are covered in Grades K-5. The Studies Weekly social studies curriculum is the only publication and classroom tool of its kind, and can be taught as a standalone subject area, or integrated into the literacy block.
Studies Weekly's material is researched, authored and edited by experienced teachers specifically for teachers. Every activity, question and assessment has been analyzed using Daggett's Rigor and Relevance Framework.
"Studies Weekly provides the platform for educators to infuse classroom lessons and experiences with age-appropriate examples, narratives, and visuals," said Kim Mogilevsky, Studies Weekly chief product officer and veteran educator.
Studies Weekly has now been officially adopted by state departments of education in eight states: Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
To find out more about Studies Weekly and its data-driven online and print products, visit www.studiesweekly.com.
About Studies Weekly
In 1984, Paul Thompson, then a fourth-grade teacher, began creating Studies Weekly publications as an alternative to social studies textbooks. For over 30 years, Studies Weekly has applied its balanced literacy approach to education through standards-based and individual state-specific curriculum. The Studies Weekly publication is available in online and print format, and effectively teaches social studies through 100 percent consumable materials and an online interactive engagement tool.
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