Agenda Item #41
District Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption
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.
Approve the social studies instructional materials as recommended by the district adoption committees.
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
Source of Funding
Operating - Categorical
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