10 volumes on 1 CD-ROM
Ten chronological units make lesson planning easy. Interesting overviews introduce each topic and link students to pre-selected web sites for deeper study.
Related unit study activities, supplemental reading lists, reasoning and review questions, and field trip ideas help you to discover Texas the way it was meant to be discovered…one adventure after another.
At the end of each unit are suggested activities (Doing More), reasoning and review questions (Thinking More), and related books and web sites for more in-depth study (Learning More). Using the Trip Planner feature on the Teacher Tips page, you can plan field trips across town or across the state.
Each of the 10 units are composed of three to four chapters. Chapters are made up of an overview and specific topics. These chapters will more than cover the history of our state for fourth graders. By using the related unit study activities, reasoning and review questions and using the related books and web sites, home school families will be able to use this curriculum as a basis for a high school level course in “Citizenship”.
Members of the Texas Home School Coalition (THSC) get a 15% discount when ordering the Discover Texas curriculum on CD-ROM. Use coupon code thsc when ordering. Please include THSC family ID number in the order notes on the checkout page.
Minimum System Requirements for the curriculum are a Pentium 200 processor, 64 MB of SD-RAM and 250MB free hard drive space.
Scope and Sequence
Complete Scope and Sequence for Discover Texas
Discover Texas is an age-integrated, hands-on learning adventure.
Ten chronological volumes tell the Story of Texas.
Within each volume you’ll find LOTS of resources and activities to help you customize a course your students will love.
Navigation is easy and intuitive so students can work independently.
The introduction to each volume tells you where we are in the story.
We’ve kept the initial readings short…
…so students can easily grasp the essentials.
Your students will meet the villains…
…the martyrs of freedom…
…and the heroes of Texas…
…about the people who shaped history…
…and about the places where history was made.
…and learn about some very interesting trivia!
Interactive pages tend to hold student interest.
Colorful illustrations add appeal.
An audio feature can read the page to younger readers.
Older students will enjoy discovering more through hundreds of carefully selected web links.
Discover Texas covers Texas Geography.
Discover Texas also covers state government.
The Activities section in each volume has dozens of ideas that bring history to life.
Learning More offers a chance to learn more about general topics…
Doing More is where you’ll find Unit Studies–
–projects that let your students touch, taste, feel…
…and experience history for themselves.
Thinking More suggests discussion questions to develop higher-level thinking skills.
The Teacher’s Tips section contains your printable pages for each unit…
…and Field Trip suggestions.
Planning is easy and flexible. You can plan to cover a volume each month and a chapter each week…
…or you can combine Texas History with your other Social Studies courses.
Texas History surrounds us. Join the adventure!