I thought it might be helpful for me to highlight the Social Studies textbooks I use in my classroom to supplement the mandated ones. English Language Learners in my World History, United States History, and Geography classes like them a lot, and I know other teachers have also begun to use them as well.
The links to each title will take you to their listings on the online catalogue of Alta Books, a great distributor of ESL materials.
For Geography, I like World View: A Global Study of Geography, History, and Culture.
America’s Story: Books One and Two are my choices for United States History.
All the Social Studies pages on my website are divided up according to the chapters in these books.