Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's social studies curriculum features lessons in general social studies, geography, sociology, world history and U.S. government. These lessons are contained in textbooks such as "Harcourt Social Studies," "Geography," "Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships," "World History: Patterns of Interaction" and "United States Government: Principles in Practice."
"Harcourt Social Studies" covers general social studies topics for grades K-5. The lessons include profiles of significant people, places and events, and are designed to increase the student's sense of responsibility and participation in the social and political arenas. "Geography" covers both physical geography and human geography within the framework of the relationship between geographic realities and current events.
Lessons within "Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships" provide a high school-level analysis of human behavior and interaction. The course also has case studies, group projects and access to additional resources for further research. Harcourt's high school-level "World History: Patterns of Interaction" includes a partnership with the HISTORY® curriculum to provide lessons with a combined study of social issues and history. The "United States Government: Principles in Practice" high school textbook also partners with HISTORY® to provide the student with access to interactive digital content and educational games. The lessons align with government standards.