The inquiry-based approach of HMH Social Studies asks every student to dig into history and ask detailed questions. Students learn to think critically, draw conclusions, and support those conclusions with evidence—the same skills they’ll use in college and throughout their careers.
The embedded story follows the C3 Inquiry Arc of inquiry, application, reflection, and communication.
Document-Based Investigations require students to examine documents as historians do, and build into a cumulative writing performance task.
Students must defend their positions by citing multiple and varied primary sources.
HISTORY Multimedia Connections blend print, video, and audio within unique digital Document-Based Investigations.
Timelines, maps, charts, videos, and primary sources offer support with skills like analysis and interpretation.
Students use their own words to complete interactive graphic organizers unique to each lesson.
Vocabulary is defined at point of use, with audio in both English and Spanish.
A full suite of note-taking tools allows students to highlight and annotate the online text.
eBooks allow students to engage with content outside of the classroom.
Social Studies courses offer HISTORY videos that bring the story to life with primary source footage, dramatic storytelling, and expert testimonials.
Fully interactive maps from Maps.com sharpen geographic skills through drawing, underlining, and writing tools.
Some courses offer multimedia close-read screencasts, which share how to read and analyze primary sources.
Students can read as they listen to full audio in the eBook.
Reading check questions support comprehension by directing students to the vital content in each lesson.
Every course includes support, such as summaries of the lessons at lower readability, in both English & Spanish, so students can build reading stamina.
Students are constantly answering questions within the narrative to interpret maps, timelines, and graphs, as well as analyzing literature, primary sources, videos, and perspectives.
Module assessments measure student comprehension using a variety of critical thinking, writing, and multimedia questions.
Benchmark and end-of-year assessments provide immediate feedback with automatic scoring and reporting.
Ed: Your Friend in Learning, HMH’s new online learning system, combines the best of technology with HMH® content and instruction to personalize the teaching experience.
The Peabody Award-winning Channel One News® puts real-world events in context with a daily news broadcast and a standards-driven curriculum of media.
A dedicated, regularly updated Current Events site features trustworthy articles that connect what students learn in class to the world around them.
"If history were taught in the form of stories,
it would never be forgotten."
United States History provides the tools to create a richer understanding of America's past and its impact today. Social Studies skills, such as map reading, research, geography, and civic participation, are integrated throughout the program.
World Civilizations creates a richer understanding of world history and culture with vivid, instructional visuals and high-interest scenarios.
World Geography, Eastern World Geography, and Western World Geography engage, inspire, and encourage the love of geography with tools that help students connect with the content and see its relevance and importance in their lives.
American History explores the story of U.S. history, weaving the reflections of people who experienced history firsthand throughout the narrative.
World History provides teachers with a practical and motivational approach to teaching world history and helps students think critically and make global connections.
Civics helps foster student civic responsibility through a balanced course that features the principles of government, active citizenship, and responsible economic participation.
Designed to balance the need to cover key, standards-based government topics and motivate students to learn, United States Government makes our political system meaningful to all students.
Global Geography motivates students to explore current geographic issues to show the relevance of geography to current events. It is organized by physical geography, human geography, and today’s issues.
Economics uses a concept-driven and interactive approach to develop economic literacy, utilizing real examples, concept application, and the latest economics news.
Taking into account current psychological theory and current statistics, Psychology offers the tools students need to understand themselves and the world around them with a variety of case studies, group projects, and opportunities for in-depth study.
Leveraging current sociological theory and current statistics, Sociology gives the student the tools they need to discover the meaning behind behavior through a variety of case studies, group projects, and opportunities for in-depth study.
Sign up for free multimedia resources from our partners at HISTORY®, Channel One News, and the Center for Civic Education. Every month you’ll have access to standards-based videos, lesson plans, and classroom resources for connecting students with current events.
Explore the Teacher's Guide for US History.
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Rich, Interactive Content
Students take notes and cite sources in interactive digital studies of 25 landmark Supreme Court cases that continue to impact the lives of teenagers and young adults.
Now Included in Five Courses
The new content will be available this spring for Middle School United States History, Middle and High School Civics, High School American History, and High School U.S. Government.
Students investigate history, ask questions, compare primary sources, formulate opinions, and cite sources to defend their written arguments.
Students understand how the knowledge they’ve gained in the classroom applies to current events and the world outside.
Built-in, point-of-use student support and time-saving technology allow teachers to focus on teaching
Embedded reading scaffolding and extensive grade-level resources ensure students have the necessary support to access the content.
Students learn about the historical and ongoing struggles for democracy and freedom, both at home and abroad, and how their voices can bring about meaningful change in their communities and the world.