Discipline: Social Studies
Grade(s): 6 - 8
Program Type: Core
Delivery Method: Blended (Print & Digital)
Device: Smartphone, Tablet, Computer
Operating System: Android, iOS, Windows, Chrome OS, Mac OS
Welcome to myWorld History™! Take your classroom on a virtual exploration around the globe and through time with this exciting and digitally-robust socials studies program from Pearson. myWorld History provides you with three ways to teach. With innovative online, print, and activity-based resources, all students will go beyond the printed page and actively experience the world as it was and is today.
Help students develop a deeper understanding of the content by making personal connections to history
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Engage students and help them make personal connections to historical figures and eras with the myStory features in the Student Edition and online. These richly illustrated stories bring the experiences of people in history to life, providing students with a way to make emotional and enduring connections to the content.
Academic research, in particular the Understanding by Design research of author Grant Wiggins, has informed the Magruder’s instructional design and pedagogy. Understanding by Design® is a groundbreaking but commonsense approach to building curriculum, instruction, and assessment centered around Essential Questions and “big ideas.”
Pearson is committed to this approach and has entered into an exclusive partnership with Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, coauthors of Understanding by Design.
myWorld Connections helps students comprehend historical concepts by drawing comparisons to relevant Florida current events. For example, “Tampa is the largest port in Florida. It handled almost 39,000,000 tons of cargo in 2009.”
Every chapter of myWorld History employs the philosophy of making abstract concepts accessible to middle graders. Using myWorld Connections, your students will better understand key terms and ideas from history and develop critical thinking skills to draw comparisons with current events.
Take students on a journey through time without leaving the classroom. With innovative online resources, project-based activities, and unprecedented support for all learners, all students will go beyond the printed page and actively experience the history of the world in which they live.
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Every chapter is framed around an Essential Question and the myStories of the historical figures your students will "meet" on their journey. Students connect personally to the content and develop a deeper understanding of the world's history. Innovative online resources, project-based activities, and unmatched support for all learners take your students beyond the printed page and into active experiences of the world in which they live.
The Online Travel Assignment is a digital lesson that lets students travel through time periods and places to complete a game-like assignment based on an Essential Question. Students gather information to complete the assignment by watching videos, working through simulations, completing animated activities, and analyzing maps, data, artifacts, and primary sources. They capture their thoughts and record their observations in a PDA "tracker" and send their "assignment" directly to their teachers.
Hands-on activities are embedded in the student materials and extended through the ProGuide and the Activity Cards, Essential Question posters, and myWorld History wall maps. In myWorld History the opportunities to actively learn and collaborate with classmates are endless. Active learning inspires students to obtain an enduring understanding of the content they're studying. In addition, students regularly engaged in active learning, develop confidence and self-direction as they move through both team-based and independent work.
Activity cards accompany the activity-based lesson plan and provide students with insight into the most influential factors effecting life in China during the Middle Ages. Chapter 16’s activity cards represent the five regions from the Chapter Activity (China, Africa, India, Persia, and Korea) and profile two common trade commodities from that region. Students decide which item from their region they will sell, develop a commercial explaining the benefits of their commodity, and engage in trade with their fellow classmates from other regions.
Activity-based lesson plans embedded within the Teacher's Edition aim to achieve enduring understanding for all students through individual and small-group activities. In the chapter about China in the Middle Ages, the lesson plan recommends students take on roles of merchants from China, Africa, India, Persia, and Korea. The lesson ensures students achieve an enduring understanding of the effects of history on the world today.
Make sure students aren't just reading content—make sure they "get it"! In addition to using the UbD™ methodology, myWorld History provides opportunities for students to demonstrate what they've learned so you can assess for success!
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In line with 21st Century Learning, the Online Travel Presentation is the culminating effort of virtually trekking the world. Watch your students deliver classroom presentations showcasing their personalized experiences and the knowledge they acquired
The Online Travel Presentation lets students deliver personalized presentations from their trip to another time in history. Students use a "tracker" PDA tool to collect the resources as part of their assignment. These assets – notes, pictures, audio, video – are organized on slide templates and become a personalized memoir of their experience in a presentation or online article.
The 21st Century Learning tutor on the online digital course at SuccessNet.com goes beyond traditional social studies skills such as map, graph, and critical thinking to feature instruction, practice, and application of 21st century skills and concepts including innovation, collaboration, media, and technology.
Success Tracker is an online, formative assessment and remediation management system correlated to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. It helps teachers provide personalized remediation for each student and provides you with powerful, disaggregated data analysis of student performance.
Students will take online assessments and be provided instant remediation on areas of weakness. Teachers will instantly receive feedback on test results, and get the reporting they need to evaluate students and classes on state standard performance.
UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN® and UbD® are trademarks of ASCD, and are used under license.