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For over 80 years, J. Weston Walch has been a leading publisher of educational materials that appeal to a wide range of learners

Engaging Social Studies Materials

From standards-based activities to innovative tools that extend and enhance learning, Walch titles help teachers enliven instruction and increase student engagement

 

Notable Titles

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We the People: Exploring the U.S. Constitution

Charlotte S. Jaffe and Barbara T. Doherty

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We the People: Exploring the U.S. Constitution

9781575966021

Readings and a variety of activities provide students with a solid grounding in the people and issues involved in the creation of the Constitution.

Also Included: 

  • 46 short biographies and mini-portraits of the Framers of the Constitution
  • Vocabulary puzzles to help test student knowledge
  • Creative Writing and Critical Thinking activities
  •  Click here to learn more

 

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FOR GRADES
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Daily Warm-Ups: Geography

Kate O'Halloran

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Daily Warm-Ups: Geography

9780825144905

Turning idle time into learning time, this ready-to-use resource provides almost 200 quick questions on U.S. and world geography.

In this edition, you will find:

  • Start of class mental warm-ups
  • End of class time fillers
  • Questions geared towards a national geographical standard
  • Learn more here

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FOR GRADES
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Document-Based Assessment for Global History

Theresa C. Noonan

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Document-Based Assessment for Global History

9780825163371

This resourceful activity book prepares students on how to properly analyze and answer document-based questions through the use of primary and secondary sources.

Topics in this book range from, but are not limited to:

  • Ancient Greece
  • The spread of Islam
  • Decolonization and independence movements of 1945-1975
  • Learn more here
FOR GRADES
9
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Critical Thinking Using Primary Sources in U.S. History

Wendy S. Wilson and Gerald H. Herman

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Critical Thinking Using Primary Sources in U.S. History

9780825141447

This multifaceted book contains 13 units which target on controversies surrounding notable figures such as Columbus, Andrew Jackson, Harriet Tubman, plus many more

A wide range of resources are included:

  • Background articles are included for notable figures
  • Primary and secondary sources are provided to help answer key questions
  • Students are encouraged to act out mock trials
  • Learn more here
FOR GRADES
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Dialogue, Discussion, and Debate

Henrietta List

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Dialogue, Discussion, and Debate

9780825164804

This collection of activities encourage fun dialogues, discussions, and debates about controversial political and social issues. Topics include brief overviews and investigative questions.

A few topics included in this collection:

  • Improve students' comprehension of opposing views
  • Develop skills in research, data analysis, and reasoning
  • Discuss topics such as gun control and separation of church
  • Learn more here
FOR GRADES
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Understanding Psychology

Paul R. Robbins

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Understanding Psychology

9780825144912

New applications and methods of psychology are explained in a simple and informal manner within this student guide. Essential concepts are reinforced with various activities spread through the chapters.

Topics included in this edition:

  • Adolescent psychology
  • Perception, memory, and learning
  • Biological foundations of behavior
  • Learn more here
FOR GRADES
10
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World History Map Activities

Marvin Scott

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World History Map Activities

9780825128806

The thirty-five lessons that are included involve activities where students have to locate regions of both the past and present. This edition was designed to encourage research that goes beyond the textbook.

The activities included enhance:

  • Maps and reproducible handouts are available in each section
  • Activities help with review and testing
  • Materials may be used as extra-credit assignments
  • Learn more here
FOR GRADES
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Great Documents in U.S. History
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Great Documents in U.S. History

9780825164798

This two volume set includes a total of forty texts to help students familiarize themselves with the process of analyzing primary sources while learning about important events in U.S. history.

Included in this two volume set:

  • Declaration of Independence
  • The Gettysburg Address
  • Short essays on each document to showcase the historical importance
  • Learn more here
FOR GRADES
9
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