Social Studies School Service is proud to own multiple publishing imprints and core programs. Each imprint is committed to increasing student engagement through its own unique voice and products.
Nystrom’s premium maps, globes, atlases, and hands-on programs and activities help students understand their place in the world and their relationship to other peoples and places. Nystrom products provide experiences directly related to academic success and facilitate greater social studies literacy through content that builds both background knowledge and key skills.
Grounded in the belief that students learn best when they are active participants in their own learning, Storypath units present social studies curricula as a narrative that students help create. Students consider settings and characters role-play and make critical decisions, and use portfolios to read, write, research, and complete other activities.
Interact’s simulations and projects focus on learning through experience, offering motivating, creative activities that are easy to use and modify to fit the needs of your students and curriculum. Written by teachers for teachers, the activities emphasize teamwork and authentic situations as they help students learn how to analyze and communicate information, share knowledge, and exhibit leadership.
MindSparks produces content-rich units that use primary source materials to promote visual literacy, historical thinking, classroom discussion, small-group interaction, and individual student research projects. In addition to written documents, the curriculum units employ editorial cartoons, photos, paintings, poster art, and other visuals to generate spirited yet carefully ordered classroom interactions.
Since 1973, Good Year Books has published high-quality resources that nurture all kinds of interests while challenging students with inquiry-based learning methods. Good Year titles help students develop skills beyond mere memorization, encouraging them to think critically and ask questions about the material in front of them.
For over 80 years, J. Weston Walch has been a leading publisher of educational materials that appeal to a wide range of learners.