Proposed 5-12 Social Studies Textbooks for adoption for 22-23 School Year for Review

Parents of USD 457 students, please take time to review the materials linked below. The 5-12 Social Studies textbook adoption committee has been working with teachers and parents alike this year to find the best resource to adopt for the upcoming school year. The TCI publishing company is who the committee is proposing to Curriculum Council for review and the Board of Education after that. The quick reference guide for each grade or subject will be linked below the picture of the book and a link to the company website will give you access to preview what the textbooks provide. Please contact us as soon as possible if any of the links are not working. 

5-12 Recommendation: TCI

5th Grade

TCI: Social Studies Alive! America’s Past

6th Grade

TCI: History Alive! The Ancient World


7th Grade

TCI: Geography Alive! Regions and People


7th Grade 

Gibbs-Smith: The Kansas Journey

8th Grade

TCI: History Alive! The US Through Industrialism


High School World History

TCI: History Alive! World Connections


High School US History

TCI: History Alive! Pursuing American Ideals


High School Government

TCI: Government Alive! Power, Politics, and You


High School Sociology

McGraw-Hill: Sociology & You

High School AP European History

Cengage: Western Civilization AP

If you would wish to preview the materials in person, please email Jason Johnson at [email protected] to schedule a time at the District Office (1200 N Fleming) during regular business hours (8 AM to 5 PM) to see the sample materials we have in our office. When emailing, please provide your full name and the time you wish to preview the materials as you will be scheduled for that time. You will be asked to sign in when you access the materials and leave any comments you wish to be associated with your review. We will have an open review time from March 21st to April 11th.