Explore Social Studies

A literature-based curriculum for secondary students at two distinct reading levels

Product Features:

  • Consists of two reading difficulty levels for grades 6-12
  • 50 topics cover big ideas like the right to vote and pioneers travel west
  • Spans five disciplines: Civics, Economics, American History, World History, and Geography
  • Includes a student book and instructor’s guide


Product Name Item No. Price Qty
Explore Social Studies Curriculum ESO-10W $99.00
Explore Social Studies Curriculum Plus ESO-30W $279.00
Explore Social Studies Student Book ESO-01W $34.00
Explore Social Studies Student Workbooks (2 books, 10 copies of each) ESO-C01SETW $129.00



Explore Social Studies covers five disciplines: Civics, Economics, American History, World History, and Geography. Fifty topics explore big ideas like The Right to Vote and Pioneers Travel West. Includes a Student Book, Instructor's Guide, and two consumable Student Workbooks (Book 1 and Book 2).

The core feature of the Student Book is a collection of 50 illustrated essays with corresponding comprehension activities, arranged by discipline. These are written at two reading levels, organized into separate sections of the book. The higher level essays average a reading difficulty of 5th grade with about 275 words and five vocabulary terms per passage. The easier level contains simplified text with fewer words (75) and vocabulary terms (0–2). The two levels of quizzes vary in difficulty as well. A third symbol-based quiz option, found on the PDF disk, helps nonreaders demonstrate their comprehension.

The Instructor’s Guide links lesson plans with sample pages from the Student Book. The lessons organize topics into key concepts that reflect essential components of a social studies curriculum. The guide also includes PDFs with of all student materials. 


Curriculum: 1 Student Book, 2 consumable Student Workbooks, and an Instructor's Guide with a PDF on disc with a Classroom License for printouts.

Curriculum Plus: The Curriculum plus a total of 20 consumable Student Workbooks (10 copies of Book 1 and 10 copies of Book 2), the GoWorksheet Maker iPad App, a selection of corresponding GoWorksheet activities, and samples of communication overlays. 


Additional Info

Additional Info

Age Group Age Neutral
ISBN 1-944315-40-3,1-944315-41-1
Number of Pages Student Book: 228, Instructor's Guide: 118
Author David Nelson, Carl Stratman, and Marcy Weiland
Copyright 2016

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