Social Studies Resource Adoptions
Planned Textbook Adoptions
Mesa Public Schools will evaluate and recommend to the Governing Board for adoption resources in the following high school courses during the 2020-21 year.
- SS52 AP United States Government and Politics
- SS87 AP Macroeconomics
- SS55 AP United States Government and AP Macroeconomics
The resources must be a comprehensive program that includes a digital platform to support the district's 1-to-1 technology initiative at the high schools, while addressing the course standards. The resources for AP must also meet the rigor demand set forth by the College Board.
The standards-aligned, research-based program should incorporate content and pedagogy that engages students in critical thinking and literacy-based skills, in addition to content knowledge. The program should address the depth and rigor, as identified by College Board and district standards, to prepare students for success in college and careers.
Components of the program should include resources that address differentiation and appeal to students of all abilities and learning styles. There should be online components of the program such as teacher and student editions of texts, lesson tutorials, videos, lesson plans, and summative and formative assessments.
SS52 AP United States Government and Politics
This course provides an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. This course involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific case studies. Students are expected to take the AP exam in the spring, therefore resources are requested to be aligned to the AP test.
SS87 AP Macroeconomics
This course provides students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. This course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination and also develops student's familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. Students are expected to take the AP exam in the spring, therefore resources are requested to be aligned to the AP test.