Resources and Links
STAAR Resources
STAAR Resources

Professional Development
Region 10 Social Studies Professional Development

Social studies professional development opportunities

Teaching Resources
AP Central

AP information

Maps 101

Interactive Maps

World Atlas

iPad apps

iPad apps for educators

Government Resources
Constitution Day 2012

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.

Bill of Rights Institute
Read a copy of The Bill of Rights and find news stories of interest to civics students.
Texas History
Texas Almanac: Teachers Guide

Includes lesson plans for use with the Texas Almanac

Texas Beyond History

Texas Senate-Kids

Texas Trails
Information on travel, outside activities, Texas cities, and Texas history
Social Studies Activities for Kids
PBS Kids

NCES Kids Zone
The NCES Kids' Zone provides information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education.
The Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation

The Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation uses humor and storytelling to help kids ages 8-13 learn about places and cultures around the world. This is an important first step toward building their global literacy

Zoom School is an on-line elementary school classroom with lessons in geography, biology, language arts, and early childhood activities.