Social Studies TEKS Review Work Group Drafts

Social studies TEKS review feedback will be accepted in response to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) work group drafts throughout the review and revision process. Comments on drafts will help to inform future work groups' recommendations.

When providing specific comments and recommendations for a work group, please identify the work group in the subject line of the email. For example, in the subject line, please indicate "Social Studies TEKS Review Work Group C Feedback." Please submit comments to TEA at teks@tea.texas.gov

Work Groups A and C: Draft Recommendations

Work groups A and C have completed draft recommendations for revisions to the TEKS for 11 existing high school social studies courses:

  • U.S. History Studies
  • World History Studies
  • World Geography Studies
  • U.S. Government
  • Economics with an Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits
  • Personal Financial Literacy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Special Topics in Social Studies
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Applications in Social Studies

Additionally, Work Group C has proposed a new high school social studies special topics course titled Independent Study in Social Studies.

Work Group A completed draft recommendations for the economics and personal financial literacy courses in March 2022. In June, Work Group C completed draft recommendations for the other nine courses with the exception of World History Studies. The world history work group will reconvene to finalize its recommendations for World History Studies and the draft recommendations to the course will be posted later this month. The new course is included in the document. Click on the item to download the PDF.

Work Group A and C Draft Recommendations (PDF, 2,699 KB)

Work Group C: Working Documents

Work Group C met in February and March 2022 to begin developing recommendations for revisions to the TEKS for Grade 8 and selected high school courses. Work Group C’s drafts are working documents and not yet final. Recommendations for changes to the TEKS are still under consideration by the work group and subject to change. The work group will reconvene at a later date to finalize its draft recommendations. Click on the item to download the PDF.

U.S. History Studies Since 1877 (PDF, 1,438KB)
World History Studies (PDF, 1,428KB)
World Geography Studies (PDF, 1,235KB)
U.S. Government (PDF, 781KB)
Psychology and Sociology (PDF, 1,406KB)
Special Topics in Social Studies (PDF, 1,351KB)

Work Group A: Draft Recommendations for Additional Courses

Work Group A met in February and March 2022 to develop recommendations for revisions to the TEKS for three additional high school social studies courses: Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits; Personal Financial Literacy; and Advanced Economics Studies. Click on the item to download the PDF.

Work Group A Draft Recommendations–March 2022 (PDF, 1,213KB)

Work Group A: Final Recommendations for New Personal Financial Literacy and Economics Course

Work Group A met in February and March 2022 to address feedback and finalize their recommendations. Click on the item to download the PDF.

Work Group A Final Recommendations (PDF, 277KB)

Work Group A: Personal Financial Literacy and Economics

Work Group A met in January 2022 to make recommendations in response to Senate Bill (SB) 1063 from the 87th Texas Legislative Session. SB 1063 requires the State Board of Education to adopt TEKS for a new combined personal financial literacy and economics course that may fulfill a student's graduation requirement for economics. Click on the item to download the PDF.

Work Group A Draft Recommendations (PDF, 264KB)

 

 

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