The K-12 publishing company TCI offers online social studies enrichment resources, including online textbooks such as “Social Studies Alive! Me and My World” for elementary school students, “History Alive! The Ancient World” for middle school students and “Government Alive! Power, Politics, and You” for high school students. TCI also has state-specific online textbooks, such as “History Alive! 6th Grade” Colorado edition, “Social Studies Alive! Florida and Its People” Florida edition and “Geography and World Cultures Alive!” Texas edition.
In addition to online textbooks, TCI also publishes online methods books, including “Social Studies Alive! Methods to Transform Elementary instruction Social Studies” and “Bring Learning Alive! Methods to Transform Middle and High School Social Studies.” The online lesson plans include student handouts and assessment tools for teachers. Teacher subscriptions give access to classroom presentations, messaging and file sharing for teachers and students, differentiated instruction and Common Core activities.
TCI also offers student subscription features to complement online textbooks and enrichment resources. These features include student text that supports class activities, an interactive student notebook, game-like reading challenges, reading tools and Spanish translations. TCI applications are compatible with PCs, Macs and mobile devices such as iPads. The official TCI website has short how-to videos with technical and lesson planning assistance for teachers.