School board hears list of recommended textbooks

Social studies textbooks recommended for adoption for all grade levels were presented to the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees on April 27.

A committee of teachers and parents from each education level - elementary, middle and high school - looked at and reviewed various textbooks, narrowed the choices, then voted on the remaining selections.

Chuck Grable, assistant superintendent for curriculum, presented the committees' recommendations to the school board. The books will be on display at the Administrative Service Center for viewing by the public through Monday, May 11 - the date of the next school board meeting. Trustees will vote that evening on whether or not to adopt the textbooks. The corporation follows a six-year cycle for textbook replacement.

Textbooks for elementary school students (kindergarten through grade five), published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, are:

Grade 1 - "A Child's View"
Grade 2 - "People We Know"
Grade 3 - "Our Communities"
Grade 4 - "Indiana History"
Grade 5 - "Making a New Nation"

Textbooks for middle school students (grades 6-8), published by Pearson Prentice Hall, are:
Grade 6 - "World Studies Europe & the Americas"
Grade 7 - "World Studies Africa, Asia & Southwest Pacific, India"
Grade 8 - "America: History of Our Nation, Vol. 1, Indiana Edition"

Textbooks for high school students (grades 10-12) vary by class and include:
Economics and Applied Economics - Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, publisher: "Economics Principles & Practices"
AP Economics (Macro) - Pearson Prentice Hall, publisher: "Foundations of Economics:
Geography & History of the World - Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, publisher: "Geography & History of the World"
Psychology - Pearson Prentice Hall, publisher: "Understanding Psychology 8th Edition"
Advanced Placement Psychology - McDougal Littell, publisher: "Psychology, 8th Edition by Bernstein, Penner"
Sociology - Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, publisher: "Sociology & You"
United States Government - Holt McDougal, publisher: "United States Government 2010"
Advanced Placement Government and Politics - Pearson Prentice Hall, publisher: "American Government Roots & Reform"
United States History - Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, publisher: "The American Vision"
Advanced Placement United States History - Holt McDougal, publisher: "American Pageant 14th Edition"
World History and Civilization - Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, publisher: "World History"