History Courses that Fit Texas

  • Remarkable, free, TEKS-aligned history curricula for middle- and high-school classrooms.
  • Uniquely engaging and diverse content brings history to life with compelling videos, visuals, articles, and activities.
  • Proven to help students make demonstrable gains in reading, writing, critical thinking, and content knowledge.
  • Comprehensive, cohesive, and adaptable to different platforms, environments, and learners. Get your students ready for the future with OER Project.

World History Project: Origins to the Present

HIGH-SCHOOL WORLD HISTORY CURRICULUM

Get ready for an adventure that starts with the formation of the Universe and makes historians of us all. Exploring historical evidence and diverse narratives, students connect the people, places, and events of history to understand the problems of today and get ready for the future.

  • Builds on foundational historical thinking skills in preparation for Regents and AP exams, college, and career.
  • Ideal for high-school world history students.

Big History Project: 13.8B Years

MIDDLE-SCHOOL HISTORY CURRICULUM

Big History Project is an incredible 13.8-billion-year journey through the history of our Universe that engages middle-school students in connecting our past, present, and future as they prepare to become the world’s next big thinkers and problem solvers. Students consider important questions, gather and analyze evidence, and build informed arguments across a variety of scholarly disciplines.

  • Establishes an interdisciplinary foundation in reading, writing, and critical thinking in preparation for future courses.
  • Ideal for middle-school social studies students.

WHAT TEXAS TEACHERS ARE SAYING

“Getting started was easy with the provided pacing guides, how-to videos, and experienced teachers who are happy to help. For my students, WHP helped them put their learning into context, make connections, and use critical reasoning to understand our past, present, and future.”

—Dominique, tenth- and eleventh-grade world history teacher, Lufkin, TX

“The World History Project course helps teachers meet the dizzying array of state standards—while helping students become better writers. Having taught many English language learners, I found the writing and reading scaffolding a unique strength over other curricula.”

—Greg, ninth-grade world history teacher, TX

“World History Project fits nicely into TEKS and I can tweak it to match my scope and sequence. Critical skills are clearly addressed and broken down into manageable bites so that students slowly build proficiency in making predictions, finding connections, recognizing bias, sorting data, and historical research and writing.”

—Julie, ninth- and tenth-grade world history teacher, TX

More to Explore

OER Project comes in many shapes and sizes. From year-long history courses to short, stand-alone extension courses to professional development for teachers—here are more ways to teach, learn, and engage with history.

Project X

Using data as a tool, students examine the past to make predictions about the future. In the process, they hone their critical thinking skills, which will serve them well in every discipline they study.

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Project Score

Track students’ writing progress and focus your instruction where they need it most.

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Williamsburg Bridge at sunset with boats passing underneath
OC4SS

Thousands of educators gathered online August 3–5, 2021 to discuss how K–12 social studies teachers are shifting their practices to meet new challenges. See conference highlights and session recordings at the link below.

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