Unit Guide: The Pennsylvania Middle School Social Studies Collection

Students in Pennsylvania are required to demonstrate historical thinking skills and draw connections between past and present. But too often, traditional materials used to teach history are static and not representative of diverse perspectives.

That’s why we’re pleased to offer the Pennsylvania Middle School Social Studies Collection.

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Key Takeaways

Flexible, modular units
Centering around compelling questions and closely aligned to the Pennsylvania Social Studies Academic Standards for grades 6-8
Curated content
Sourced from The Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic Society, and more – all leveled and scaffolded so readers can access grade-level texts, regardless of their literacy skills
Lesson Supports
Implementation guides and cornerstone activities for every unit to help teachers lead engaging lessons

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The Pennsylvania Middle School Social Studies Collection is available as an add-on to Newsela Social Studies, a teacher favorite for high-interest, high-quality content that exposes students of all grade bands to diverse perspectives and inquiry-based learning opportunities.

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