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HMH Social Studies

Social Studies Curriculum Grades 6–12

Why HMH Social Studies?
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  • Why HMH Social Studies?

    HMH Field Trips powered by Google Expeditions

    As a Google® content partner, HMH has developed field trips for Google Expeditions. Using a simple Google Cardboard™ device and a smartphone, students are swept away into 3D, 360-degree experiences in fascinating locations, directly tied to social studies content! HMH Teacher Guides provide ideas for incorporating the Expeditions into your lessons, as well as tips on how to guide and customize the experience.

    Keeping the Story in History

    It’s all about content with context. Your students learn best when quality narrative is blended with media, audio, and visuals for an immersive experience. With HISTORY videos, Channel One News and more, students make meaningful connections to encourage the “Aha!” moments in your classroom.

    Promoting Inquiry and Active Learning

    Inquiry is at the center of learning to challenge and prepare students for college and career readiness. HMH Social Studies features such as Document-Based Investigations and Close Read Screencasts provide the tools students need to think critically, expand their curiosity, and tackle challenging concepts, helping them analyze primary sources like a historian and complete evidence-based writing tasks.

    Providing Support and Choice for Learning Needs and Preferences

    You put the learning in your students’ hands. HMH Social Studies presents materials and activities in a variety of ways allowing students and teachers to choose the path that works best for them. Differentiated Instruction and Reading Support provide students with intervention and enrichment opportunities and point of use support that fosters independent learning.

    Delivering Flexibility and Customization

    We know your time is precious. With the HMH Player and the Ed: Your Friend in Learning system, HMH Social Studies offers maximum flexibility and access to content through responsive digital technology. You and your students have instant access whenever, wherever you want—which allows you to focus on what matters most.

    Why HMH Social Studies

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    • Interactive Brochures

      Experience HMH Social Studies through an innovative Interactive Brochure! Watch social studies come alive with embedded interactive links. Sample videos, technology demonstrations, and more are just a click away.

      Now available for middle school at hmhco.com/HMHSS_MS or high school at hmhco.com/HMHSS_HS

    • Partnerships & Alliances

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      HISTORY

      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt™ and HISTORY® have formed an exclusive partnership to create social studies curriculum that connects students to history through virtual experiences that are energizing, inspiring, and memorable. Combining the exceptional scholarship of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt with the experiential multimedia assets of HISTORY, we’ve created a new arena in the classroom.

      Maps.com

      Maps.com

      HMH Social Studies and Maps.com give students and teachers access to a dynamic, Web-based, interactive database comprised of geography tools, online learning games, and dynamic interactive maps.  This partnership continues to provide innovative educational tools designed to engage and inspire students, while fulfilling the needs of the modern teacher—efficiency and effectiveness in an ever-changing classroom environment.

      CCE

      Center for Civic Education

      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and the Center for Civic Education are bringing civics and government education to life for today’s digital learners. With the Center’s We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution curriculum—now available in eTextbook and Enhanced eBook formats—and HMH® proven programs and resources, you can build the skills students need to become active, engaged citizens.

      Channel One News

      Channel One News

      Channel One News® encourages students to be informed, digital-savvy citizens.  Connecting news stories to their lives and providing context on difficult topics, the newscast features young relatable journalists plus engaging music and graphics.  Nonfiction content supports social studies content by sparking discussion on current events in Social Studies classrooms.

      Google Expeditions

      Google Expeditions

      HMH is a Google Content Partner, working with Google® to build exciting and educational Virtual Field Trips for the Google Expeditions app. The app allows teachers to lead students through 3D, 360-degree experiences in locations that would normally be inaccessible to them. HMH has created Teacher Guides to help integrate these field trips into appropriate HMH programs for United States History © 2018 and American History © 2018.

    • Keeping it Current

      This Month in History: December

      This Month in History, from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt®, HISTORY®, Channel One News®, and the Center for Civic Education, provides free, high-quality content each month that teachers can use in the classroom. Subscribe today to access engaging videos, resources, and current events for your students.

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      Classroom Resources for December

      Free classroom resources from our partners at HISTORY, Channel One News, and the Center for Civic Education:

      • Pearl Harbor Day
      • Teaching Media Literacy in the Era of Fake News
      • Students Take Action
      • Current Events

      Free Classroom Resources from HISTORY

      Pearl Harbor Day

      At 7:55 AM Hawaii time on December 7, 1941, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appeared out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably into World War II. December 7 is now recognized as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. On this day throughout the country, we remember the lives lost at Pearl Harbor and how the events shaped our history.

      Free Classroom Resources from HMH®

      Pearl Harbor Day

      In his speech to Congress following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt described December 7, 1941 as "a date which will live in infamy."

      About 360 Japanese planes launched from six different aircraft carriers to attack the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. The Sunday morning attack achieved total surprise. The battleships Arizona and Oklahoma were destroyed. The California, Nevada, and West Virginia sank in shallow water. Numerous other vessels were also damaged. More than 180 aircraft were destroyed. More than 2,300 military personnel were killed and about another 1,100 injured. The Japanese lost fewer than 100 men.

      The U.S. Pacific Fleet was crippled by the attack, but the three fleet aircraft carriers were not in port at the time of the attack. The Japanese also missed the opportunity to destroy large oil storage facilities on the island.

      On December 8, President Roosevelt asked Congress for a declaration of war against Japan, which was granted with only one dissenting vote. The attack unified popular support for the war and served as a rallying cry throughout the conflict.

      Today, the National Park Service runs the USS Arizona Memorial, which "is the final resting place for many of the battleship's 1,177 crew members" and "commemorates the site where World War II began for the United States."

      Related Links

      Free Classroom Resources from Channel One News

      Pearl Harbor Day

      Last year, Channel One News visited Pearl Harbor to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Japan’s infamous attack on the U.S. Naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Learn about one teen’s nonprofit mission to preserve their stories, then take a look at the "Greatest Generation".

      Teaching Media Literacy in the Era of Fake News

      In the age of digital information overload and the current politically-polarized climate in the United States, discerning whether information that you read is fact-based or fake can be tricky. Learn more about the importance of Media Literacy in today’s classroom using the following resources:

      1. Enjoy an interview with media literacy expert and HMH thought leader Erik Palmer, ‘Teaching Media Literacy in the Era of Fake News’ and ‘Media Literacy’s Link to Speaking & Listening Skills’.
      2. Access a lesson plan highlighting how to spot fake news.
      3. View a two-part feature series on media literacy, including coverage of journalistic ethics and more guidance on spotting fake news.
      Channel One News

      Students Take Action from the Center for Civic Education

      The Students Take Action service-learning feature relates stories of students who have participated in the Center for Civic Education’s Project Citizen program, which encourages students to take part in state or local government and learn how to monitor and influence public policy. Help your students become active and engaged citizens in their own communities with these resources.

      Center for Civic Education's Project Citizen

      HMH In the News and Current Events

      Hmhinthenews.com is a great resource for elementary classrooms, with fun articles about what’s going on in the news. This website delivers age-appropriate current events stories about people, communities, the United States, and the world every month. Come back often for new stories, spotlight features, and polls.

      HMH In the News

      Hmhcurrentevents.com enriches your secondary classroom with subject-specific information from world history, world geography, American history, economics, psychology, sociology, civics, government, and African American history. It also spotlights today’s headlines with activities, web links, and the HMH Election Connection.

      HMH Current Events
    • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework

      Research shows us that fewer and fewer students are receiving a high-quality social studies education, despite the central role of social studies in preparing them for the responsibilities of citizenship.

      The new College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards was developed with this in mind, and changes the focus of how social studies is taught in the classroom.

      The result of a three-year, state-led collaborative effort, the C3 Framework has been developed to enhance the rigor of the social studies disciplines, while building the critical thinking, problem solving, and participatory skills necessary for students to become engaged citizens. The C3 Framework also serves to align academic programs to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies.

      To find out more information about what the C3 Framework means for you in your classroom, download a free whitepaper that describes why the C3 Framework is necessary, what the guiding principles are, and how it is organized to engage students in active inquiry.

      C3 Framework Whitepaper (449 KB)

    • Common Core

      With today’s emphasis on Common Core State Standards, it is more important than ever to have a social studies program that meets the rigor these standards demand. HMH Social Studies exposes students to the skills and understandings necessary for college and career readiness and helps them become literate, in all its forms, in the twenty-first century.

      College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards: Reading in History/Social Studies

      Key Ideas and Details

      Using key skills like analyzing, evaluating, determining main idea from supporting detail, and drawing conclusions, students will actively look for text evidence in support of learning objectives. Complete skill lessons teach these explicitly, and ample assessment opportunities allow for demonstration of knowledge.

      Craft and Structure

      HMH Social Studies teaches students how to read social studies-based informational text with particular guidance and practice on understanding historical readings, developing historical perspective, and formulating historical questions. This focus allows students to understand and compare points of view, determine bias, and recognize propaganda as they interpret a variety of primary sources.

      Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

      HMH Social Studies offers students continuous opportunities to access a variety of sources—print, audio, visual, interactive media, and video—and, in turn, to analyze and assess them in 21st-century applications. Students can demonstrate their understanding through projects, proposals, and presentations.

      Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

      HMH Social Studies offers students a wealth of text genres in the Student Editions, related support material both in print and online, and related small volumes focusing on primary source collections, historical readings, literary collections, and historical literature.

      College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards: Writing in History/Social Studies

      Text Types and Purposes

      HMH Social Studies is committed to the student writing process, providing skills practice and lessons that support students at every step of the way. Ample and varied writing can be found in formative assessment, informal assessment, formal assessment, and portfolio opportunities.

      Production and Distribution of Writing

      Whether in print or online, HMH Social Studies offers a variety of writing opportunities and platforms for students to research and publish their writing.

      Research to Build and Present Knowledge

      HMH Social Studies teaches students how to analyze bias, determine point of view, and recognize propaganda, as well as interpret print, visual, and Internet source material. The depth and variety of skills culminates in students critically reading and responding to text and supporting their written argument with critical analysis and text evidence.

      Range of Writing

      HMH Social Studies offers a variety of writing projects—both short term and long term—to support the different needs of today’s classrooms and schedules. Students demonstrate their knowledge for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

    • Issue-based Workshops

      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt™ has developed a series of three issue-based professional learning workshops to explore the critical needs facing social studies educators.

      Each 45-minute workshop will provide teachers with insights and strategies for immediate classroom application.

      • Blended Learning: How to Flip Your Social Studies Classroom—Discover how to successfully flip your classroom to make the most out of your time with your students.
      • Access for All: Differentiation and Reading in Your Social Studies Classroom—Uncover powerful tools that help all students understand primary sources and informational text.
      • The Inquiry Arc: Integrating Document-based Investigations in Your Social Studies Classroom—Learn how to help students develop active inquiry skills and how to prepare them for college, career, and civic life.

      You and your school can experience these professionally developed workshops at no charge. If you like what you see and hear, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt also offers a series of full-day implementation trainings.

      For more information, contact your HMH® Account Executive.

      Professional Development
    • Sponsorships
      National History Bee

      National History Bee

      The National History Bee for Middle School, created by the National History Bee and Bowl (NHBB), is an academic quiz tournament that promotes history education in a fun and exciting way. In this fast-paced competition, students race to demonstrate their knowledge of history from a wide array of eras and disciplines. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt sponsors the Grand Prize scholarship.

      Congratulations to the 2017 National History Bee winners:
      Varsity National Champion: Jakob Myers, Naperville North High School, Naperville, IL
      JV National Champion: Justin Young, McLean High School, McLean, VA

      Learn More

       
      National History Bowl

      National History Bowl

      Founded in 2010, The National History Bowl is a history competition for teams of secondary students throughout the United States. In this fast-paced competition, middle school and high school teams answer questions and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of history. State and Regional History Bowls lead up to the National History Bowl championship. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt sponsors prizes awarded to the top teams and individuals.

      Congratulations to the 2017 National History Bowl winners:
      Varsity National Champion: Westview High School, Portland, OR
      JV National Champion: Beavercreek High School, Beavercreek, OH

      Learn More

       
      International History Olympiad

      International History Olympiad

      Organized by The International History Bee and Bowl (IHBB), the International History Olympiad brings together top history students from around the world for a week-long celebration of history with various competitions, field trips, seminars, and social events. The event includes Quiz Bowl competitions covering a variety of topics offering opportunities to attendees with different interests and strengths including:

      • Ancient History
      • Art History
      • Classical Music History
      • Historical Geography
      • History of Science and Technology
      • International History Bee
      • International History Bowl
      • Military History
      • Recent History
      • Rock and Roll
      • Scramble
      • Sports History
       

      Overall Individual International History Olympiad Championships 2016

      • Varsity
        • Gold – Jonathan Tran, Oregon
        • Silver – Jakob Myers, Illinois
        • Bronze – Michael Nisenzon, California
      • Junior Varsity
        • Gold – Alejandro Lim, Philippines
        • Silver – Gareth Thorlakson, Canada
        • Bronze – Daniel Ma, New York

      International History Bowl World Championships 2016

      • Varsity
        • Gold – California (Michael Nisenzon, Alwin Nocom)
        • Silver – Team Pakigonyland (Minahil Nawaz [Pakistan], Jonathan Tran [Oregon], Tommy Tripp [Maryland])
        • Bronze – Team Illiaysia (Jakob Myers [IL], Sam Hofer [Malaysia])
      • Junior Varsity
        • Gold – India (Hari Parameswaran, Vijay Siddharth)
        • Silver – Canada A (Ryan Hamilton, Jason Qu, Gareth Thorlakson)
        • Bronze – New York (Matthew Hasenwinkel, Daniel Ma, Jeremy Zhang)

      Learn More

       
      United States Geography Olympiad

      United States Geography Olympiad

      The US Geography Olympiad is the official qualifying competition for US students for the International Geography Olympiad. The United States Geography Olympiad was founded in the summer of 2012 as a new, nationwide competition to test the geography skills of American students and to help foster geography education throughout the United States. The competition aims to reward students who have devoted themselves to studying their world, and its countries and peoples, as a thorough knowledge of geography is essential to being an educated citizen today.

      Congratulations to the 2017 United States Geography Olympiad winners:
      Varsity National Champion: Kyle Yu of Westlake High School, Westlake, OH
      JV National Champion: Avi Goel, Merryhill Middle School, Milpitas, CA

      Learn More

  • Middle School
    Products

    HMH Social Studies helps students make meaningful connections to see their place in the world, develops active inquiry skills, and provides flexibility and support to ensure all students are prepared for college, career, and civic life.

    Explore More

    • Keeping the Story in History

      HMH Social Studies © 2018–2019 makes meaningful connections with an immersive experience that provides high-quality resources and brings history to life. Integrated features complement and extend the story and give your students the most up-to-date and relevant content.

      HISTORY
      Our exclusive partner, HISTORY®, delivers videos that bring content to life through primary source footage, dramatic storytelling, and expert testimonials.

      Map Connections
      Map Connections, in partnership with Maps.com, connects students with history and geography through interactive maps, games, and data.

      Current Events
      Current Events features trustworthy articles on today’s news that connect what students learn in class to the world around them.

      Channel One News
      Channel One News® puts real-world events in context to inform today’s digital-savvy citizens.

      Lesson Openers
      Lesson Openers challenge students with a provocative question designed to make the study of history and geography relevant to students.

    • Promoting Inquiry & Active Learning

      HMH Social Studies © 2018–2019 develops active inquiry skills so students become productive citizens and contribute positively to society. Students are challenged to approach inquiry and active learning through supported document-based investigations that ask students to think critically, expand their curiosity, and tackle challenging concepts as they dig deep into the story. Inquiry is at the center of learning to challenge and prepare students for college and career readiness.

      Document-Based Investigations
      Document-based Investigations, found throughout the Modules, ask students to think critically as they dig deep into the story.

      HISTORY Multimedia Connections
      HISTORY® Multimedia Connections provide in-depth coverage of key concepts with interactive features, video, primary sources, and engaging activities.

      Skills Support
      Skills Support helps students examine source material and fosters critical thinking skills, preparing students for college and career readiness.

      Close Read Screencasts
      Close Read Screencasts model an analytical conversation about critical historical content and primary sources.

      Google Expeditions
      Google® Expeditions allows educators to lead students through immersive virtual field trips, promoting inquiry and observation skills during exploration. HMH Social Studies: United States History and HMH Social Studies: American History programs have Teacher Guides that provide lessons to integrate the field trips into the programs.

    • Supporting Choice for Learning Needs and Preferences

      HMH Social Studies © 2018–2019 provides the reading support and scaffolding needed to access informational texts so students are prepared for college, career, and civic life. Materials and activities are presented in a variety of ways allowing students and teachers to choose the path that works best for them. Assessments inform instruction, providing intervention and enrichment opportunities for all students, and point-of-use support fosters independent learning. Collaboration tools allow students instant access to teacher support and feedback.

      Differentiating Instruction

      Assessments

      Assessments inform instruction as students are prompted to pause, review, and reassess before moving on.

      Remediation Activities

      Remediation Activities at the end of every lesson offer reteaching and reassessment for students who struggle.

      Tiered and Differentiated Activities

      Tiered and differentiated activities in the Teacher’s Guide provide support for all learners.

      Enrichment Activities

      Enrichment Activities close every lesson to give students an opportunity to explore additional topics in depth, to further demonstrate their understanding of the material, and to take action in their community.

      Reading Support

      Point-of-Use Support

      Point-of-Use Support provides reading and social studies skills instruction.

      Collaboration Tools

      Collaboration Tools allow students instant access to teacher support and feedback (through HMH Player®).

      Guided Reading Workbook

      Guided Reading Workbook and Spanish/English Guided Reading Workbook help guide students as they read and take notes while reading adapted-level summaries.

      Interactive Lesson Graphic Organizers

      Interactive Lesson Graphic Organizers help students process, summarize, and keep track of their learning for end-of-module performance tasks.

      Interactive Maps

      Interactive Maps with drawing, underlining, and writing tools help students deepen their understanding of content.

      Reading Checks

      Reading Checks within lessons confirm students’ understanding.

      My Notes

      My Notes, which gives students the opportunity to take notes while reading the text, are easily tagged and accessed for later review.

      Annotation Tools

      Annotation Tools provide consistent and extensive application of close reading strategies to informational text.

    • Delivering Flexibility & Customization

      HMH Social Studies © 2018–2019 allows access to high-quality content and digital learning pedagogy and management for both teachers and students, regardless of connectivity. With a flexible design, our programs can support numerous teaching and learning styles, as well as modes of delivery. The latest consumer technology sets a new bar by delivering exciting and intuitive interfaces.

      HMH Player
      HMH Player
      ® allows students and teachers the flexibility to collaborate in real time, download individual lesson material, add open-source content, work offline, and sync upon reconnecting.

      Ed: Your Friend in Learning
      The Modular Online Edition resides on Ed: Your Friend in Learning, a new online learning system that combines the best of technology, HMH content, and instruction to personalize the teaching and learning experience for every teacher and student.

      Flexible Delivery
      Flexible delivery provides maximum compatibility with options to support various levels of connectivity and devices.

    • Programs for Middle School
      World Civilizations

      HMH Social Studies: World Civilizations

      World Civilizations utilizes standards-based content and research-based reading instruction to teach middle grades world history. It creates a richer understanding of the mysteries of the past and their impact today with vivid, instructional visuals and high-interest scenarios. The program ensures success for all learners and addresses standards by integrating the content and skills necessary to meet them.

      World Geography

      HMH Social Studies: World Geography / HMH Social Studies: World Regions

      World Geography, Eastern World Geography, and Western World Geography feature a clean, navigable design and are accentuated by an art program that is both engaging and instructional. These strong skills programs ensure that middle school students learn the Essential Elements and Themes of World Geography. World Geography, Eastern World Geography, and Western World Geography not only revolutionize and enhance instruction, but they also engage, inspire, and encourage the love of learning. All feature tools that help students connect with geography, see its relevance and importance in their lives, and integrate strategies and support to help them experience success.

      US History

      HMH Social Studies: United States History

      United States History is a middle grades United States history program that utilizes standards-based content and research-based reading instruction to teach United States history. It provides the tools to create a richer understanding of America's past and its impact today. The program ensures success for all learners and addresses state standards by integrating the content and skills necessary to meet them. The program motivates students with lively features rich in the relevance of United States history. Social Studies skills, such as map reading, research, geography, and civic participation are integrated throughout the program.

      Civics

      HMH Social Studies: Civics

      Civics helps foster student civic responsibility through a balanced course that features the principles of government, active citizenship, and responsible economic participation. With a standards-based narrative, easy-to-navigate design, and instructional visuals, students will be engaged and interested in the study of civics. Skills features focus on media investigation, civic participation, application of common law, and making informed economic choices. Civics not only revolutionizes and enhances instruction, but it also engages, inspires, and encourages the love of learning. The program includes tools that help students connect with the content, see its relevance and importance in their lives, and integrate strategies and support to help them experience success.

  • High School
    Products

    HMH Social Studies helps students make meaningful connections to see their place in the world, develops active inquiry skills, and provides flexibility and support to ensure all students are prepared for college, career, and civic life.

    Explore More

    • Keeping the Story in History

      HMH Social Studies © 2018–2019 makes meaningful connections with an immersive experience that provides high-quality resources and brings history to life. Integrated features complement and extend the story and give your students the most up-to-date and relevant content.

      HISTORY
      Our exclusive partner, HISTORY®, delivers videos that bring content to life through primary source footage, dramatic storytelling, and expert testimonials.

      Map Connections
      Map Connections, in partnership with Maps.com, connects students with history and geography through interactive maps, games, and data.

      Current Events
      Current Events features trustworthy articles on today’s news that connect what students learn in class to the world around them.

      Channel One News
      Channel One News® puts real-world events in context to inform today’s digital-savvy citizens.

      Lesson Openers
      Lesson Openers challenge students with a provocative question designed to make the study of history and geography relevant to students.

    • Promoting Inquiry & Active Learning

      HMH Social Studies © 2018–2019 develops active inquiry skills so students become productive citizens and contribute positively to society. Students are challenged to approach inquiry and active learning through supported document-based investigations that ask students to think critically, expand their curiosity, and tackle challenging concepts as they dig deep into the story. Inquiry is at the center of learning to challenge and prepare students for college and career readiness.

      Document-Based Investigations
      Document-based Investigations, found throughout the Modules, ask students to think critically as they dig deep into the story.

      HISTORY Multimedia Connections
      HISTORY® Multimedia Connections provide in-depth coverage of key concepts with interactive features, video, primary sources, and engaging activities.

      Skills Support
      Skills Support helps students examine source material and fosters critical thinking skills, preparing students for college and career readiness.

      Close Read Screencasts
      Close Read Screencasts model an analytical conversation about critical historical content and primary sources.

      Google Expeditions
      Google® Expeditions allows educators to lead students through immersive virtual field trips, promoting inquiry and observation skills during exploration. HMH Social Studies: United States History and HMH Social Studies: American History programs have Teacher Guides that provide lessons to integrate the field trips into the programs.

    • Supporting Choice for Learning Needs and Preferences

      HMH Social Studies © 2018–2019 provides the reading support and scaffolding needed to access informational texts so students are prepared for college, career, and civic life. Materials and activities are presented in a variety of ways allowing students and teachers to choose the path that works best for them. Assessments inform instruction, providing intervention and enrichment opportunities for all students, and point-of-use support fosters independent learning. Collaboration tools allow students instant access to teacher support and feedback.

      Differentiating Instruction

      Assessments

      Assessments inform instruction as students are prompted to pause, review, and reassess before moving on.

      Remediation Activities

      Remediation Activities at the end of every lesson offer reteaching and reassessment for students who struggle.

      Tiered and Differentiated Activities

      Tiered and differentiated activities in the Teacher’s Guide provide support for all learners.

      Enrichment Activities

      Enrichment Activities close every lesson to give students an opportunity to explore additional topics in depth, to further demonstrate their understanding of the material, and to take action in their community.

      Reading Support

      Point-of-Use Support

      Point-of-Use Support provides reading and social studies skills instruction.

      Collaboration Tools

      Collaboration Tools allow students instant access to teacher support and feedback (through HMH Player®).

      Guided Reading Workbook

      Guided Reading Workbook and Spanish/English Guided Reading Workbook help guide students as they read and take notes while reading adapted-level summaries.

      Interactive Lesson Graphic Organizers

      Interactive Lesson Graphic Organizers help students process, summarize, and keep track of their learning for end-of-module performance tasks.

      Interactive Maps

      Interactive Maps with drawing, underlining, and writing tools help students deepen their understanding of content.

      Reading Checks

      Reading Checks within lessons confirm students’ understanding.

      My Notes

      My Notes, which gives students the opportunity to take notes while reading the text, are easily tagged and accessed for later review.

      Annotation Tools

      Annotation Tools provide consistent and extensive application of close reading strategies to informational text.

    • Delivering Flexibility & Customization

      HMH Social Studies © 2018–2019 allows access to high-quality content and digital learning pedagogy and management for both teachers and students, regardless of connectivity. With a flexible design, our programs can support numerous teaching and learning styles, as well as modes of delivery. The latest consumer technology sets a new bar by delivering exciting and intuitive interfaces.

      HMH Player
      HMH Player
      ® allows students and teachers the flexibility to collaborate in real time, download individual lesson material, add open-source content, work offline, and sync upon reconnecting.

      Ed: Your Friend in Learning
      The Modular Online Edition resides on Ed: Your Friend in Learning, a new online learning system that combines the best of technology, HMH content, and instruction to personalize the teaching and learning experience for every teacher and student.

      Flexible Delivery
      Flexible delivery provides maximum compatibility with options to support various levels of connectivity and devices.

    • Programs for High School

      World History

      HMH Social Studies: World History

      World History is a highly integrated program that provides teachers with a practical and motivational approach to teaching world history and to helping students think critically and reflectively. World History combines a highly visual approach with primary sources to help all students understand world history and make global connections. It emphasizes the big picture by connecting key concepts, themes, and patterns of interaction found throughout history.

      American History

      HMH Social Studies: American History

      American History is a highly integrated program that provides teachers with a practical and motivational approach to teaching U.S. history and to helping students think critically and reflectively. American History explores the story of U.S. history, weaving the reflections of people who experienced history firsthand throughout the narrative. Thought-provoking lessons make history human and relevant to students' everyday lives, helping them to realize the richness of our nation's history.

      US Government

      HMH Social Studies: United States Government

      Designed to balance the need to cover key, standards-based government topics and motivate students to learn, United States Government provides an innovative program that actively involves students in the learning process. The program provides content relevant to their everyday lives. Print and electronic materials engage all types of learners, while a well-structured narrative ensures that students will understand and apply principles of government. Collaborative hands-on activities, interactive simulations, and high-interest debate topics based on real-world case studies build problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Making our political system meaningful to all students, United States Government encourages responsible participation.

      Economics

      HMH Social Studies: Economics

      Economics uses a concept-driven and interactive approach to develop economic literacy. It uses real-world examples, frequent concept application, and continuous updating to ensure that students and teachers stay abreast of the very latest economics news and information. A variety of print and technology resources are integrated into this comprehensive program providing teachers and students with the tools needed for success, from easy-to-use teaching tools to assessment tools that inform instruction.

      Civics

      HMH Social Studies: Civics

      Civics helps foster student civic responsibility through a balanced course that features the principles of government, active citizenship, and responsible economic participation. With a standards-based narrative, easy-to-navigate design, and instructional visuals, students will be engaged and interested in the study of civics. Skills features focus on media investigation, civic participation, application of common law, and making informed economic choices. Civics not only revolutionizes and enhances instruction, but it also engages, inspires, and encourages the love of learning. The program features tools that help students connect with the content, see its relevance and importance in their lives, and integrate strategies and support to help them experience success.

      Global Geography

      HMH Social Studies: Global Geography

      Global Geography uses an engaging visual manner that captures students' attention and challenges them to make geographic comparisons and connections. It motivates students to explore current geographic issues to show the relevance of geography to current events. It is clearly organized between physical geography, human geography, and today’s issues (current events). It balances a big-picture approach to world regions with attention to individual countries where appropriate.

      Psychology

      HMH Social Studies: Psychology

      Psychology presents the most up-to-date and accessible high school psychology program on the market. Taking into account current psychological theory and current statistics, we bring the teacher a psychology program that gives the student the tools they need to understand themselves and the world around them. With a variety of case studies, group projects, and opportunities for in-depth study, Psychology is the best choice for students.

      Sociology

      HMH Social Studies: Sociology

      Sociology presents the most up-to-date and accessible high school sociology program on the market. Taking into account current sociological theory and current statistics, we bring the teacher a sociology program that gives the student the tools they need to discover the meaning behind behavior. With a variety of case studies, group projects, and opportunities for in-depth study, Sociology is the best choice for students.

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    HMH Professional Services forges student-centered partnerships with schools and districts in the belief that all learners deserve a quality education and the opportunity for lifelong success.

    HMH Professional Services includes teachers, leaders, and technologists. Our Professional Learning Consultants become part of your team, working right beside you to build and implement professional learning plans that respect the unique needs and culture of your school or district community. Through program, practice, and technical services, we work collaboratively to unlock the full potential of every student, teacher, and leader.

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