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Field 127: Middle Level Social Studies 
Preparation Resources

The resources listed below may help you prepare for the CEOE test in this field. These preparation resources have been identified by content experts in the field to provide up-to-date information that relates to the field in general. You may wish to use current issues or editions to obtain information on specific topics for study and review.


  1. Center for Civic Education. (2014). National Standards for Civics and Government.
  2. National Center for History in the Schools. (1996). National Standards for History.
  3. National Council for Economic Education. (2010). Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics, Second Edition.
  4. National Council for Geographic Education. (2012). Geography for Life: National Geography Standards, Second Edition.
  5. National Council for the Social Studies. (2010). National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.
  6. National Council for the Social Studies. (2014). College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K–12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History.
  7. National Council for the Social Studies. (2018). National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers.
  8. Oklahoma State Department of Education. (2009). OK Full (Subject Matter) Competencies for Licensure and Certification.


  1. History Matters, National Council for History Education.
  2. Journal of Social Science Education.
  3. Social Education, National Council for the Social Studies.
  4. Theory and Research in Social Education, National Council for the Social Studies.

Other Resources

  1. Adler, P. J., & Pouwels, R. (2018). World Civilizations (8th ed.). Cengage.

  2. Banks, J. A., & McGee Banks, C. A. (1999). Teaching Strategies for the Social Studies: Decision-Making and Citizen Action (5th ed.). Longman.

  3. Beal, C. M., et al. (2012). Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary School (6th ed.). Pearson.

  4. Bednarz, S., et al. (2020). Human Geography: A Spatial Perspective. Cengage.

  5. Bentley, J., et al. (2014). Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.

  6. Berkin, C., et al. (2015). Making America: A History of the United States (7th ed.). Cengage.

  7. Bjelland, M., et al. (2022). Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities (13th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.

  8. Boller, P. F., Jr., and Story, R. (Eds.). (2008). A More Perfect Union: Documents in U.S. History (7th ed.). Wadsworth Publishing.

  9. Brinkley, A. (2015). American History: Connecting with the Past (15th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.

  10. Bulliet, R. W., et al. (2018). The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History (7th ed.). Cengage.

  11. Duiker, W. J., & Spielvogel, J. J. (2018). World History (9th ed.). Cengage.

  12. Faragher, J. M., et al. (2016). Out of Many: A History of the American People (8th ed.). Pearson.

  13. Fasulo, D., et al. (2020). History Alive! World Connections. Teachers' Curriculum Institute.

  14. Fouberg, E. H., & Murphy, A. B. (2020). Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture. Wiley and Sons.

  15. Hansen, V., & Curtis, K. R. (2018). Voyages in World History (3rd ed.). Cengage.

  16. Hart, D. (2008). History Alive! Pursuing American Ideals. Teachers' Curriculum Institute.

  17. Hart, D. (2011). Geography Alive! Regions and People. Teachers' Curriculum Institute.

  18. Hart, D. (2014). Government Alive! Power, Politics, and You. Teachers' Curriculum Institute.

  19. Kamensky, J. (2019). A People and a Nation: A History of the United States (11th ed.). Cengage.

  20. Kollman, K. (2019). The American Political System (3rd ed.). W. W. Norton.

  21. Mankiw, G. (2020). Principles of Economics (9th ed.). Cengage Learning.

  22. Miller, R. L. (2011). Economics Today and Tomorrow. Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.

  23. O'Connor, K., & Sabato, L. J. (2019). American Government: Roots and Reform (13th ed.). Pearson Education.

  24. Pollard, E., et al. (2021). Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World from the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present (6th ed.). W. W. Norton.

  25. Rubenstein, J. M. (2019). The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography (13th ed.). Pearson.

  26. Stearns, P. N., et al. (2021). World Civilizations: The Global Experience (8th ed.). Pearson.

  27. Stone, R. (2015). Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do. Corwin Press, Inc.

  28. Strayer, R. W., & Nelson, E. W. (2021). Ways of the World with Sources, Combined Volume: A Brief Global History (5th ed.). Bedford/St. Martin's.

  29. Takaki, R. (1993). A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. Little, Brown and Company.

  30. Unger, I., & Tomes, R. R. (Eds.). (2010). American Issues: A Primary Source Reader in United States History (5th ed.). Prentice Hall.

  31. VanFossen, P. (2015). Econ Alive! The Power to Choose. Teachers' Curriculum Institute.

  32. Von Sivers, P., et al. (2020). Patterns of World History with Sources (4th ed.). Oxford University Press.

  33. Wheeler, W. B., & Glover, L. (2018). Discovering the American Past: A Look at the Evidence (8th ed.). Cengage.

  34. Wiesner-Hanks, M. E., et al. (2017). A History of World Societies, Combined Volume (11th ed.). Bedford/St. Martin’s.

  35. Wilson, J. Q., et al. (2018). American Government: Institutions and Policies (16th ed.). Cengage.

Online Resources

  1. Asia for Educators —
  2. BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects —
  3. Bill of Rights Institute —
  4. Center for Civic Education —
  5. Center for the Study of the American Constitution —
  6. Council for Economic Education —
  7. Digital History —
  8. Econedlink —
  9. High School Economics Topics —
  10. Edtechteacher Best of History Websites —
  11. Edtechteacher Best of History Websites – Government —
  12. Encyclopedia Britannica —
  13. Exploring Constitutional Law —
  14. Fundamentals of Representative Democracy – Lesson Plans —
  15. Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History —
  16. Historical Scene Investigation —
  17. Historical Thinking Matters —
  18. History Channel —
  19. iCivics —
  20. Internet History Sourcebooks Project —
  21. Library of Congress Digital Collections —
  22. Mankind: The Story of All of Us —
  23. National Archives America's Founding Documents —
  24. National Archives DOCSTeach —
  25. National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment! —
  26. Oklahoma Historical Society —
  27. Oklahoma State Website —
  28. Reading Like a Historian – U.S. History —
  29. Reading Like a Historian – World History —
  30. Teaching American History —
  31. World History Connected —
  32. World History Sources —

Professional Organizations

  1. Association of Teachers of Social Studies
  2. Council for Economic Education
  3. National Council for Geographic Education
  4. National Council for History Education
  5. National Council for the Social Studies

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