Social Content Review
Instructional materials used in California public schools must comply with Education Code sections 60040-60045 and 60048 as well as the SBE guidelines in Standards for Evaluating Instructional Materials for Social Content (DOC) 2013 Edition. Abridged Version | DOC
These statutes and Board policies have been enacted so that instructional materials used in California:
- Portray accurately and equitably the cultural and racial diversity of American society;
- Demonstrate the contribution of minority groups and males and females to the development of California and the United States;
- Emphasize people in varied, positive, and contributing roles in order to influence students' school experiences constructively; and
- Do not contain inappropriate references to commercial brand
names, products, and corporate or company logos.
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Although these instructional materials are not adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE), they have met the social content standards.