for Faculty & Staff » Social Studies Resources

Social Studies Resources

State Websites You Can't Live Without:
Tennessee's Social Studies Website:  Here you will find up-to-date information about testing, the current state standards, and other links.(Remember that Social Studies standards will change during the 2019-2020 school year.  They will be posted at that time.)
Tennessee Blueprints:  This link will take you to the current year's testing blueprints listed by subject and grade level .  What are testing blueprints? Assessment blueprints are designed to show educators a summary of what will be assessed in each grade, including a range of number of items that will address each strand of standards. This resource is designed to help educators as they plan for the upcoming school year.-
Writing Rubrics and Anchor PapersIn order to prepare your students to be better writers and live up to state expectations, you must use the state writing rubrics.  Anchor papers also help you and your students understand what each level of writing looks like.  It's always good to have examples of each level posted in your room and to analyze the anchor papers with your class to understand why they represent the level.
Assessment Resources:
TN Ready Practice Tests and Item Samplers:   Click here to access TN Ready practice tests and item samplers by grade level.
Power Schools: This platform has been purchased by our district to allow teachers to build and/or upload tests so that students' progress can be measured. 

Other Resources
​- TN History for Kids:  This website has links to articles, videos and lessons that support our Tennessee standards.
Digital Resources:
Monroe County Schools has adopted Clever as a single sign-on platform to access all digital resources purchased by our district.  The following resources can be found by accessing your Clever account.
- IXL:(Grades K-8; 10-11)   IXL is personalized learning. With a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, individualized guidance, and real-time analytics, IXL meets the unique needs of each learner.  Your students will access this on-line resource by logging in to their Clever accounts.
- Moby Max: (K-12) Mobymax is the most comprehensive learning solution available for both students and teachers. MobyMax combines award-winning curriculum covering 27 K-8 subjects with diagnostic testing, automatic progress monitoring, student motivation tools, communication tools, and more.
- Power Schools: This platform has been purchased by our district to allow teachers to build and/or upload tests so that students' progress can be measured. 
- BrainPOP Jr. and BrainPOP (purchased by individual schools - ask your principal):  These sites have engaging learning games, animated movies, and activities.  They are designed with relevance, depth, and humor to encourage kids on their unique learning paths.
- Khan Academy (K-12) At this site, students can practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning.
- iCivics (K-12):  iCivics exists to engage students in meaningful civic learning by providing teachers well-written, inventive, and free resources that enhance their practice and inspire their classrooms.
Governor's Civic Seal
On March 4, 2019, Governor Bill Lee announced the “Governor’s Civics Seal” during his State of the State address. The Governor’s Civics Seal recognizes schools and districts that prioritize teaching our nation’s history and civic values. Along with the announcement of this program, Governor Lee allocated $500,000 to support public schools and districts in implementing high-quality civic education programs that result in readiness for college, career, and civic life. Because of this, the Tennessee General Assembly passed HB0944/SBO800, which amended T.C.A. 49-6-1028 and officially established the Governor’s Civics Seal.  See the document below for details.