Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and the Center for Civic Education Grow Partnership to Bring Digital Civics and Government Instruction to Students
Sep 20, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced an expansion to its partnership with the Center for Civic Education (CCE), an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization providing civic education programs.
According to a release, as the exclusive partner for We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, HMH will deliver new eTextbooks and an enhanced eBook edition of the CCE program to students and teachers in Grades 5-12 across the country.
"We are excited to offer an innovative and fun way for students to experience civic concepts, especially as our nation celebrates Constitution Day, when we honor and celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship," said Don Gagnon, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing, HMH. "HMH and CCE share a commitment to providing best in class learning materials, and we are confident that We the People will help enable students to become engaged, active citizens."
Inspired by the We the People print editions, the eTextbooks are organized into three progressive levels for students in Grades 5-12 and are accessible on most mobile devices. The enhanced eBook for Level 3 (Grades 9-12) is cloud-based and can be accessed using any browser or as a mobile app download. The eBook features interactive graphics, video, guided lesson openers, audio narration, student assessment, and a full suite of classroom management tools.
"Since 1987, We the People has reached more than 30 million students nationwide," said Charles N. Quigley, the Center for Civic Education's executive director. "Our partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will bring We the People to even more classrooms, providing students with unparalleled access to engaging education in civics and government."
We the People eTextbooks are bundled with HMH's programs-Harcourt Social Studies, Civics in Practice, and United States Government-to enrich core instruction. Because the program is compatible with most devices, teachers have the flexibility they need to incorporate civics and government into the classroom by exploring the history and principles of constitutional democracy through critical-thinking and cooperative-learning exercises.
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