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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 highly engaging social studies supplement:

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

  • GeoSkills activities and more than 80 up-to-date maps throughout the year build important map-reading skills.

  • American history articles 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. 

  • Connections to rigorous academic standards: Every issue features complex informational texts and ELA performance tasks that challenge students to read each article closley.  

  • Additional social studies resources: Subscribers get 12 curriculum-connected posters, World and U.S. Almanac issues, an online maps skill manual, Teacher's Guides, and a Classroom Plays special insert.

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

  • NEW Student iPad® App: Put the most popular features of Junior Scholastic Online right at your students' fingertips.

Try Junior Scholastic in your classroom FREE for 30 days.

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

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With your subscription, you have complete access to Junior Scholastic’s online resources, including:


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.



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



Develop a wide range of map-reading skills with exciting interactive geography games. You also get a Jeopardy-style review game for each issue.


Core Questions

In every article, you'll find close reading questions that challenge students to perform the types of textual analysis required by rigorous academic 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.


NEW Student iPad® App

Now your students can read every issue from the school year, watch amazing news videos, and play learning games right on their iPads!


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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Take a closer look at the many ways Junior Scholastic helps you meet rigorous academic standards like the Common Core.

Junior Scholastic Common Core Highlights-Grade 6

Junior Scholastic Common Core Highlights-Grade 7

Junior Scholastic Common Core Highlights-Grade 8


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