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2017 History–Social Science Adoption

Programs adopted by the State Board of Education on November 9, 2017.

At its meeting on November 9, 2017, the State Board of Education acted to do the following:

  1. Adopt the 10 instructional materials programs recommended by the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC).
  2. Direct CDE staff, in conjunction with members of the IQC and/or Content Review Experts (CREs), as needed, to evaluate whether publishers have made the IQC recommended edits and corrections, social content citations and publisher errata specified in the Instructional Quality Commission’s Advisory Report to the adopted instructional materials. In the case of inconsistencies between the IQC recommended publisher errata and the IQC recommended edits and corrections and social content citations specified in the Advisory Report, the IQC recommended edits and corrections and social content citations shall take precedence over the publisher errata.
  3. Pursuant to Education Code Section 60200(e), specifically find, based on the Instructional Quality Commission Advisory Report, that fewer than five programs met the criteria for the adoption in kindergarten through fifth grade.
The Following Programs Are Adopted
Publisher Program Title Grade Level (s)
Discovery Education Discovery Education Social Science Techbook 6–8
First Choice Educational Publishing E Pluribus Unum: The American Pursuit of Liberty, Growth, and Equality, 1750-1900 8
McGraw-Hill School Education Impact: California Social Studies K–5
McGraw-Hill School Education Impact: California Social Studies 6–8
National Geographic Learning National Geographic World History 6–8
Pearson Scott Foresman and Prentice Hall California History-Social Science: myWorld Interactive K–5
Pearson Scott Foresman and Prentice Hall California History-Social Science: myWorld Interactive 6–8
Studies Weekly California Studies Weekly – Social Studies K–6
Teachers’ Curriculum Institute Social Studies Alive! California Series K–5
Teachers’ Curriculum Institute History Alive! California Series 6–8
The Following Programs Are Not Adopted
Publisher Program Title Grade Level (s)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company HMH Kids Discover California Social Studies K–6
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company Social Studies for California 6–8
Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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