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Section 5: Preparation Resources
Social Studies 7–12 (232)

The resources listed below may help you prepare for the TExES exam in this field. These preparation resources have been identified by content experts in the field to provide up-to-date information that relates to the field in general. You may wish to use current issues or editions to obtain information on specific topics for study and review.

Journals

  1. Social Education, National Council for the Social Studies.
  2. Theory and Research in Social Education, National Council for the Social Studies.

Other Resources

  1. Baerwald, T. J., and Fraser, C. (2009). World Geography: Building a Global Perspective. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

  2. Banks, J. A. (1998). Teaching Strategies for the Social Studies, Fifth Edition. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

  3. Bergman, E. F., and Renwick, W. H. (2002). Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice, Seventh Edition. Boston, Mass.: Pearson Education.

  4. Boyes, W., and Melvin, M. (2010). Economics, Eighth Edition. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Company

  5. Burns, J. M., et al. (2011). Government by the People, Twenty-Fourth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.

  6. Calvert, R. A., and DeLeón, A. (2007). The History of Texas, Fourth Edition. Arlington Heights, Ill.: Harlan Davidson, Inc.

  7. Center for Civic Education. (1994). National Standards for Civics and Government. Calabasas, Calif.: Center for Civic Education.

  8. Chambers, M., et al. (2009). The Western Experience,, Tenth Edition. Boston, Mass.: McGraw-Hill College.

  9. Clawson, D. L., and Fisher, J. S. (Eds.). (2010). World Regional Geography: A Development Approach,, Tenth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.

  10. Davidson, J. P., Reed, W. E., and Davis, P. M. (2001). Exploring Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Second Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.

  11. Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (Bulletin No. 89) (2010). Washington, D.C.: National Council for the Social Studies.

  12. Faragher, John M., Buhle, M. J., Czitrom, D., and Armitage, S. H. (2005). Out of Many: A History of the American People, Fifth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.

  13. Fellmann, J., et al. (2009). Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities,. Eleventh Edition. Boston, Mass.: McGraw-Hill College.

  14. Gabler, R. E., et al. (2011). Essentials of Physical Geography, Tenth Edition. Belmont, Calif: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning.

  15. Gilderhus, Mark T. (2009). History and Historians: A Historiographical Introduction, Seventh Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.

  16. Janda, K., Berry, J. M., and Goldman, J. (2011).The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, Eleventh Edition. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Company.

  17. Kagan, D., et al. (2012). Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context, Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.

  18. Knox, P. L., and Marston, Sallie A. (2012). Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context, Sixth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.

  19. Kraemer, R. H., and Newell, C. (2012). Texas Politics, Twelfth Edition. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing.

  20. Michaelis, J. U., and Garcia, J. (2000). Social Studies for Children: A Guide to Basic Instruction, Twelfth Edition. Old Tappan, N.J.: Allyn and Bacon.

  21. National Geography Standards: Geography for Life, Second Edition. (2012). Washington, D.C.: Geography Education Standards Project.

  22. National Standards for History, Revised Edition. (1996). Los Angeles, Calif.: National Center for History in the Schools.

  23. Norton, M. B., et al. (2011). A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Ninth Edition. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing.

  24. Parkin, M. (2011). Macroeconomics, Tenth Edition. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

  25. Parkin, M. (2011). Microeconomics, Tenth Edition. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

  26. Pulsipher, L. M. (2010). World Regional Geography: Global Patterns, Local Lives, Fifth Edition. New York, N.Y.: W. H. Freeman and Company.

  27. Shaver, J. P. (Ed.). (1991). Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning. New York, N.Y.: Maxwell Macmillan International.

  28. Takaki, R. (1993). A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown and Company.

  29. Texas Education Agency (1997). Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

  30. Welch, S., Gruhl, J., Steinman, M., and Comer, J. (2011). Understanding American Government, Thirteenth Edition. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing.

  31. Welton, D. A., and Mallan, J. T. (2004). Children and Their World: Strategies for Teaching Social Studies, Eighth Edition. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Online Resources

  1. Best of History Websites — http://www.besthistorysites.net/index.php/lesson-plans
  2. College of Business Administration Center for Economic Education, Teacher Resources — https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-business-administration/center-for-economic-education/index.php
  3. EconFun for Teachers — https://econ-fun.com/
  4. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis/Education Resources — https://www.stlouisfed.org/education
  5. Foundation for Teaching Economics — https://www.fte.org/
  6. HippoCampus — http://www.hippocampus.org/
  7. Historyteacher.net — http://www.historyteacher.net
  8. Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)— https://www.mcrel.org/resources/
  9. National Council for the Social Studies — https://www.socialstudies.org/
  10. Politico — http://www.politico.com/
  11. TeacherVision, U.S. Government Resources for Teachers — https://www.teachervision.com/subjects/social-studies-history/us-government
  12. Texas State Historical Association — http://www.tshaonline.org

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