SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES TEXTBOOK ADOPTION NEWS

UPDATE: The Leon County School Board will hold a public hearing regarding the social studies materials submitted for possible board adoption. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 11th, at 6:00 p.m., at the Howell Center, 3955 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. The public may preview digital versions of the materials submitted for possible adoption by clicking on the links below. Please contact Kathy Corder at 850.487.7898 or corderk@leonschools.net with any questions.

 

Leon County Schools is currently participating in the state textbook adoption process for social studies in grades 6-12. This process includes a review of print and digital materials by a team of qualified teachers in the field as well as an opportunity for the public to view the content and provide comment.

Print textbooks and resources that have qualified for review based on Leon County Schools’ curriculum and technical requirements will be on display Saturday, February 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Howell Center, 3955 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. Curriculum staff will be available to answer any questions from the public.

Student digital texts for social studies courses in grades 6-12 from all four qualifying publishers may be accessed at the links below.

McGraw-Hill Education
Pearson Education

Leon County Schools’ review of instructional materials includes an extensive study of each product with emphasis on alignment with state standards, quality of content and pedagogical practices, historical accuracy, and contributions that reflect diverse peoples and viewpoints. Criteria for evaluating instructional materials for social studies may be accessed by clicking here.

For questions about Leon County Schools’ adoption process, contact Kathy Corder at 850.487.7898 or corderk@leonschools.net.
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