Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Social Studies Curriculum Plan Catholic Textbook Project

This is what we plan on using for Middle School and High School:

Grade 6:  From Sea to Shining Sea: The Story of America {chapters 1-10}


Grade 7:  From Sea to Shining Sea: The Story of America {chapters 11-20}


Grade 8:  All Ye Lands: World Cultures and Geography


Grade 9:  Light to the Nations, Part I: Development of Christian Civilization


Grade 10:  Light to the Nations, Part II: The Making of the Modern World


Grade 11:  One Nation, Under God: The American Achievement {still in production}


Grade 12:  {in production}

We've decided to stay and stick with Catholic Textbook Project (CTP) for several reasons:
  1.  it's a Catholic publisher, Loyola Press
  2. it incorporates history with Church history, so when you learn about what was going on in the US history wise, you also see what was going on with the Church in the US! {I just love this!}
  3. it teaches Religion and SS all in one

Phase I of this project was started in 2002 and was supposed to be for grades 6-12 and then Phase II was supposed to start in 2008 for grades 1-5.  I can't wait to see the text for the little ones, that is so needed!  :)

CTP in the news:
April 19, 2004 - "Diocese of Peoria Textbook Review" (pdf)

September, 2003 - Religious Life interview with Michael van Hecke (pdf)

Aug 21, 2003 – Seeking Textbooks Fit for Catholic Schools - EWTN (link)

Aug 28, 2003 - Lou Dobbs Tonight story - transcript from (pdf)

Aug 21, 2003 - Zenit interview - transcript (pdf)

Aug 21, 2003 - Zenit interview at EWTN (pdf)

September, 2002 - National Catholic Register Story (link)

April, 2002 - "Fresh Tools for Teaching Old Truths" Catholic Exchange (pdf)


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