02-28-2012 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #41


Title
District Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption

Discussion
A district-wide committee of teachers, administrators, and parents have reviewed and selected social studies instructional materials for recommendation to the Board for use in Brevard Public Schools grades 7 and 8.  These materials were reviewed evaluating their alignment with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as well as the requirements for the End of Course (EOC) exam in civics.  Teacher training in the use of the adopted materials will be provided during the summer, pre-planning, and on district in-service days.  Updated curriculum guides, aligned with new course descriptions and instructional materials, will be developed and provided to all teachers of social studies. The District Middle School Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption Committee recommends that the district adopt the instructional materials on the attached list.   

Recommendation
Approve the social studies instructional materials as recommended by the district adoption committees.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/28/2012
Consent after Information3/13/2012

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Operating - Categorical

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
12-13$773,463.60X10098100000195100522102

Contact

Bob McLaren, Social Studies Resource Teacher, ext. 364

Barbara A. Rodrigues, Director of Middle School Programs, ext. 583

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, ext. 300




Attachment:  Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption Rationale.pdf