University of Texas at Austin Library. From The Cambridge Modern History Atlas, 1912.
Empowering students to think deeply and write critically about pivotal moments in US history
Immerse students in highly interactive, document-based inquiry lessons designed by historians and teachers.
Get students talking to one another about vital questions in U.S. history, grounding their ideas in reasons and evidence.
Help students read complex texts by giving them the support they need to read carefully, understand unfamiliar words, take relevant notes, and summarize the author's viewpoint and evidence in their own words.
Improve students' writing with digital templates that help them support their arguments and explanations with powerful evidence.
Use interactive rubrics to assess students’ notes and give personalized feedback that will strengthen their writing skills.
With its focus on building literacy skills in social studies, Zoom In helps you make the instructional shifts required by the new standards.
Are you a teacher in the Kentucky area? Join the Zoom In team and our teacher-leaders from the Kentucky Writing Project for a hands-on weekend as we look at ways support students' literacy skills through engaging in historical inquiries. Register through the Kentucky Writing Project webiste or email us to find out more information about our June 20-21st session in Berea, KY and our July 25-26th session in Louisville, KY.
Common Sense's platform Graphite recently reviewed Zoom In, calling us "A go-to resource for the CCSS era, filled with rich content and meaningful opportunities for skill development."
Check out what else they said, and share your experience with Zoom In by leaving your own review.
Larry Ferlazzo checked Zoom In out and liked how we've made primary sources accessible to students with diverse needs. "Clearly [they] have been very intentional about choosing primary source documents that are likely to be more accessible to students and then have made them even more accessible with their lay-out and easy ability to look-up word definitions. I haven’t really seen any other site that has been able to do this anywhere near as well as Zoom In!"
"My first impression? Two words: game changer. Seriously. If you’re a middle or high school U.S. history teacher, this is something that you need to try. I’m not kidding. This thing is the future of historical thinking. Zoom In is what social studies instruction in the 21st century should look like.” – Glenn Wiebe, President, Kansas Council for the Social Studies
After field-testing Zoom In in her eighth grade social studies class in Kentucky, Kristy Craven had this to say: “It’s an amazing tool to foster student exploration of historic events and concepts. I had so much fun with these lessons, and so did my students! I would definitely use the curriculum again.”