Unit Guide: The Washington Middle School Social Studies Collection

Students in Washington are required to examine history from multiple perspectives as part of a larger shift towards inquiry. But too often, traditional instructional materials are missing these non-dominant narratives.

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

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Key Takeaways

Flexible, modular units
Centering around compelling questions and closely aligned to the Washington Social Studies Learning Standards for grades 6-8
Curated content
Sourced from Smithsonian.com, National Geographic Society, and more – all leveled and scaffolded so readers can access grade-level concepts, regardless of their literacy skills
Student agency
Including formative assessments and culminating activities that give students the opportunity to demonstrate mastery in real world scenarios

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The Washington 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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