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New and More Inclusive History and Social Science Instructional Materials to be in Classrooms for the 2019-2020 School Year Following Teacher Training in Spring and Summer of 2019

 

ELK GROVE, Calif. – February 13, 2019 – The Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously on February 5, 2019 to adopt the new McGraw-Hill Impact California K-8 History and Social Science instructional materials as recommended by Elk Grove Unified School District leadership and staff. The adoption of the materials is in compliance with the California FAIR Act and several other code requirements for inclusion set forth by the California Department of Education: 21st Learning Skills; Financial Literacy; Filipino-American Contributions to the Farm Labor Movement; Presidency of Barack Obama; Civic Learning and Voter Education; College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies Standards; Non-Discrimination and Teaching about Religion; Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez at Each Grade Level; Environmental Principles and Concepts; The Great Irish Famine of 1845-1850; and American Life Patriotism.

The newly adopted materials will be available for viewing at the Elk Grove Unified School District office located at 9510 Elk Grove Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624 beginning February 12, 2019 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m until April 12, 2019 (excluding holidays). Visitors will be asked to sign-in at the security desk in the main lobby of the district office building and request to view the McGraw-Hill Impact California K-8 History and Social Science Instructional Materials.

Teacher training on the new instructional materials will begin in late April 2019 and will continue into the summer and through the year. The new materials are scheduled to arrive in time to start the 2019-2020 school year.

 

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Eventbrite.

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