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American Indian or Native American?

There is much debate and strong feelings within our nation that are connected to how to identify various groups. At Studies Weekly, we are working diligently to create and nurture an inclusive environment. Using the Term ‘American Indian’ To ensure that we write about indigenous people using language that will not be considered offensive, we consulted several sources. First, we...

Top 5 Virtual Field Trips in our Library

One major aspect that sets Studies Weekly apart from other textbooks is our vast library of videos. We have all types of informative videos that co-inside with each lesson. We incorporate primary source interviews, micro-documentaries, hands-on activity videos, fun fact videos and virtual field trips to name a few. Exploring Virtual Field Trips Most of our videos are created here at Studies...

Teaching with Primary Source in Social Studies

Teaching with primary source has become more prevalent within the classroom. Due to the internet, primary sources have become more accessible and have provided enhanced teaching opportunities within social studies. Benefits of Primary Source Evidence has proved that students do not retain memorized facts and dates very well. What they will remember are first-person accounts that emotionally...

Using Your Teacher Supplement and Other Materials

Each of our publications has corresponding teacher materials designed for it, including a teacher supplement. Starting in the 2018-2019 School Year, Studies Weekly will include teacher materials on all orders of 10 or more student publications. The teacher supplement includes assessments, lesson plans, answer keys, etc. The teacher supplement is also available online at www.studiesweekly...

How to Assign and Edit Online Tests

After every weekly unit, there is an assigned test. These tests are located on our online version and can be accessed through the teacher’s profile. To help prepare students for the test, each article has comprehension questions listed at the end. Students can answer these questions and potentially earn coins which they can use in a few of our online games. Refreshing...

How to Utilize Our Game-based Learning Activities

There are two main methods used in educational games: gamification and game-based learning. Gamification consists of using game design elements in the classroom in order to engage students. For example, a teacher drawing hearts on the board for classroom management. Game-based learning is a strategy that utilizes games to produce specific learning outcomes. An example would be “The...

Accessing Your Online Video Library

Here at Studies Weekly, we believe in engaging students by telling the stories of history. One way we are able to do this is through video. We have thousands of wonderful videos that you and your students will enjoy. They come with your subscription, so just log in to get started. Log in to your online account Go to studiesweekly.com/online Enter username (email address) Enter password Click...

Interview with Chief Product Officer: Kim Mogilevsky

Our Chief Product Officer, Kim Mogilevsky, has been with Studies Weekly for eight years. She currently leads the Research & Development team to develop evidence-based curriculum materials. Before joining our team, she earned her National Board Certification in 2002 and worked as a teacher for the Palm Beach County School District in Florida for 15 years. She has a Master’s degree in...

Getting Started with Studies Weekly

So you’ve received your Studies Weekly blue box and you’re thinking, “Now what?” Receiving a whole new curriculum can be intimidating and nerve-racking at first. Learning how to use this new material may be the cherry on top of your stressful back-to-school prep, but no need to fear! We are here to make your life easier when it comes to getting started with Studies Weekly...