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HMH Kids Discover Social Studies provides easily digestible content in a student-friendly magazine-style format that brings history and geography to life

Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the release of HMH Kids Discover Social Studies ©2018, its social studies curricula for grades K - 6. The standards-based program includes a wide array of history and geography materials that develop active inquiry skills among elementary students. Presented in a student-friendly magazine-style format, HMH Kids Discover Social Studies combines hands-on lessons with digital assets that allow students to experience content in a fun, bold and engaging manner.

Built in partnership with Kids Discover, a leading provider of dynamic, engaging Science and Social Studies curriculum, this next generation curricula series supports both ELA and Social Studies requirements for reading, critical thinking and skills support so teachers can confidently implement cross-curricular instruction while preparing students for college, career and beyond.

“As our new generation of informed citizens, it’s critical that elementary students develop active analytical skills early on in their lives,” said Mary Cullinane, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. “This innovative core program takes a new approach by providing teachers the opportunity to foster inquiry among young learners and help them establish meaningful connections with the world around them through immersive learning experiences.”

Key HMH Kids Discover Social Studies components that inspire curiosity and cultivate analytical skills for students include: 

  • Integrated Activities and Projects: Intellectually challenging questions and access to primary sources frame the teaching and learning inquiry path, providing students with the experience to think and act like historians;
  • Streamlined Student Magazines: Engaging bite-sized informational text, containing captivating photography, illustrations and facts that bring history and geography to life;
  • Online Student Center: Digital access to Student Magazines with full audio support in English and Spanish; 
  • Educator Support: Print Teacher Guides, the Online Teacher Center and Professional Learning Services that give educators the necessary support and scaffolding to enable student success.

“Today’s learners are hungrier than ever for material that will tap into their innate curiosity,” said Ted Levine, President and CEO, Kids Discover. “Educators are eager to provide learning experiences that will engage and excite. This program delivers on both fronts.”

HMH Kids Discover Social Studies is available via Ed: Your Friend in Learning, the online learning system that personalizes the teaching and learning experience for teachers and students by combining the best technology, HMH content and instruction. Both digital and print versions of HMH Kids Discover Social Studies will be available for the 2017-18 school year. For more information or to sign up for a free trial, please visit

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