Inquiry driven. Media powered. A new approach to social studies.
Traverse Features and Benefits
Show them something incredible!
Discover dynamic and responsive learning experiences built around a library of more than 1,500 high-quality written, oral, and visual sources that create a rich story of the past. Innovative, absorbing video formats — including Traverse 360, QuickTalk, and The Beat — grab students’ attention, complemented by a range of digital tools including 3D objects, Time Tunnels, interactive maps, flipbooks, hotspots, interactive timelines, and more.
The resources you need, however you need them
Traverse is a living digital curriculum designed for active collaboration between peers and the content. It offers customizable resources, allowing teachers and administrators to tailor the curriculum to the unique needs of students and the community. Embedded formative assessments provide opportunities for teachers to understand students’ grasp of content knowledge and remediate instruction in the classroom.
Empower students to become active citizens
Traverse is driven by inquiry and supports teachers with robust social studies skill development. Students learn historical reading, inquiry, and research skills as they explore the past. Inquiry projects for every chapter were developed in collaboration with renowned educators Kathy Swan and Sam Wineburg. They reflect a world students will recognize from what they see around them, helping them connect the learning to real-life societal issues.
Inquiry-Driven Instruction Supported by Social Studies Skill Development
Powerful source library
Exposing students to authentic and diverse sources provides them with context, balanced viewpoints, and evidence to analyze. This facilitates the development of key skills — like critical thinking and research analysis — and fosters a deeper understanding of the content.
Paired skills-content instruction
Balancing content with the teaching of key skills not only gives students a richer understanding of the content but also enables them to see the practical application of skills within the context of real-world situations.
Spiraled skill development
In social studies, spiraling skills enables students to revisit and practice key skills, consistently reinforcing learning and allows for new skills to be developed in the context of what they’ve already learned.
Built-in inquiry prompts
Driving instruction with question prompts enables students to use their own curiosities as fuel for critical thinking and problem-solving, empowering them to ask challenging questions, carry out research, and interpret evidence.
Varied inquiry types
Using a variety of inquiry types ensures that every student is empowered to engage and helps you evaluate students’ understanding of the content. Different inquiry types foster different results, deepening learning and identifying areas that need improvement.
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