Our Mission

Studies Weekly is a customized, standards-based core curriculum founded on deep learning strategies that increase student knowledge and skills in Social Studies, Science, and Health & Wellness.

Leadership

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Paul David Thompson

FOUNDER, EDUCATOR FOR 32 YEARS

May 18, 1936 – July 4, 2013

Studies Weekly began in 1984 when fourth-grade teacher Paul Thompson needed a state history textbook to use in his class. He decided to write his own state history textbook — in a weekly magazine format — and Studies Weekly was born.
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Ed Rickers

OWNER & CHAIRMAN

I’ve been directly involved in educational publishing since 1990. I feel so fortunate to have had this career. It’s always been my life’s dream.

Awards and Recognition

TAA Textbook Excellence Award
IE 100 AWARDS 2023 WINNER
HTH award 2023 - 2024
TAA Award Most Promising New Textbook
2018

Most Promising New Textbook

Mississippi Studies Weekly

2019

Textbook Excellence

Oklahoma Studies Weekly

2019

Most Promising New Textbook

New Mexico Studies Weekly

2023

International Elite 100 global award:

Studies Weekly – Print & Online Learning Solutions Company of The Year – USA

2023

Best Homeschool Curriculum & Products

2024

Most Promising New Textbook

Explore Science 5th Grade

Studies Weekly Memberships

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Looking for our hours?

We’re available between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. MT.