Alabama State Department of Education Endorses HMH Social Studies Content with Highest Merit


Montgomery, Ala.  – The Alabama State Department of Education recently announced its new list of recommended Social Studies content for the upcoming academic year, giving Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s materials and resources for grades 6-12 an approval rating of highest merit.  After a rigorous evaluation process by the Alabama curriculum review committee, HMH emerged as the only 6-12 publisher to have every core category approved with merit. As districts throughout the state make adoption decisions in the coming months, Alabama’s strong endorsement means that HMH’s quality content will impact and support thousands of students across the state.

Receiving top approval scores, recommended texts include the Alabama editions of celebrated resources like The Americans and World History: Patterns of Interaction.  HMH has long been a trusted partner in education for Social Studies teachers and students. Sparking curiosity, HMH programs encourage students to become global citizens by examining and exploring the events and cultures that shape today’s world. HMH resources include rich, hands-on content, including a unique partnership with HISTORY® that offers students a new level of engagement with primary sources, supporting them as they journey through history and make connections with their lives.  

A leader in the digital education landscape, HMH social studies content is available in electronic formats, including a celebrated series of iBooks® Textbooks. The tablet editions offer multi-touch, visually engaging and rich, magazine-style design complemented with video content and embedded features to maximize learning engagement and higher order thinking skills. Students benefit from immediate access to tools like audio summaries, quizzes and note-taking features. The Americans iBooks® Textbook was recently honored by the 2013 Tech & Learning Magazine Awards of Excellence for its highly integrated, interactive curriculum that supports the intent of the Common Core State Standards with rigor, skills and document-based instruction.

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