Wednesday, March 09, 2005
FCPS Solicits Public Comment on Proposed New Social Studies Textbooks
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is soliciting community input on proposed new social studies textbooks for students in grades 5, 9 and 10 beginning Thursday, March 10, through Monday, March 28. The books will be available at eight Fairfax County public library branches.
Textbook review committees composed of community members, administrators, and teachers met over the summer to review basal textbooks for social studies. In December, the School Board approved textbooks for U.S. history and government, but the world history books for grades 5, 9, and 10 were not approved and were recommended for further review. Public review of the newly recommended books is part of the process for selecting new textbooks.
The recommended texts will be available at the following eight Fairfax County regional libraries:
For more information, contact Sara Shoob , FCPS social studies coordinator, at 703-846-8647 or firstname.lastname@example.org.