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Junior Scholastic<sup>®</sup>

Junior Scholastic®

Grades 6–8

Social Studies/Current Events
16 Issues

Price per student: $8.35

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From headlines to history, Junior Scholastic covers the entire middle school social studies curriculum

Take a closer look at this engaging social studies supplement:

  • Age-appropriate current events make national and international news relevant to middle school students. 

  • GeoSkills activities and more than 80 up-to-date maps throughout the year build map-reading skills and give geographic context to news stories and historical events.

  • American history features cover important moments in our nation's history, from the Age of Discovery to the present day.

  • World history articles inspire students’ curiosity about the civilizations that shaped our world. 

  • Common Core Connections:  Every issue features complex informational texts and in-depth "Core" reading questions that challenge students to read each article closely.  

  • Additional Social Studies Resources: Subscribers get 12 curriculum-connected posters, World and U.S. Almanac issues, online maps skill manual, Teacher's Guides, and a Classroom Plays special issue.

  • Junior Scholastic Online features digital editions, videos, skills sheets, games, news updates, and more, all designed for your whiteboard, projector, or classroom computer.

Try Junior Scholastic in your classroom FREE for 30 days.

Take a look at the high-interest social studies content Junior Scholastic has in store for next year.

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Digital Editions

Every issue is available in a convenient digital format, perfect for your interactive whiteboard or projector. 



Quizzes and skills sheets develop a wide range of cross-curricular skills with persuasive writing prompts, visual text analysis, map activities, and much more.



Develop a wide range of map-reading skills with exciting interactive geography games. You also get a Jeopardy-style review game for each issue that you can do as a class on your whiteboard or assign to students for use on an individual computer.



Show your students our compelling and informative videos to instantly engage them with current events and social studies topics from the magazine. 


Core Questions

In every article, you'll find new Common Core questions that challenge students to perform the types of textual analysis required by the standards. 



Pre-screened, age-appropriate links provide complementary materials that relate to the articles in the magazine. 


Digital Archive

Perfect for review, digital editions and associated media from the current school year are collected in our easy-to-use archive.

Scholastic Classroom Magazines help students practice their reading and analytical skills as well as address issues which are relevant to both their academic and personal lives. Perhaps equally as important, magazines are great for motivating students to want to learn! Our downloadable Skills Development Flyer describes the specific literacy and content area skills addressed in Junior Scholastic.

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Scholastic Classroom Magazines help teachers make the transition to the new Common Core Standards. Take an in-depth look at how Junior Scholastic meets this new state initiative.

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