This highly interactive course is ODA’s introductory Social Studies class and is appropriate for early middle school. From the pre-Columbian Native Texans to the Age of Oil to the Space Race, students will focus on the history of our great state of Texas. In this course, there will be an emphasis on introducing important skills such as note taking, reading for the main idea, and understanding the vocabulary of Social Studies curriculum. Students will also be introduced to the geography of Texas and beginning map skills.
A Paradise Called Texas by Janice Jordan Shefelman
Dark Water Rising by Marian Hale
Course supplement available at the ODA Bookstore