Public invited to review new textbooks

  • Friday, October 11, 2013

The public is invited to review textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for use in South Carolina’s public schools.

The materials will be recommended to the State Board of Education for adoption on December 11, 2013, by the Instructional Materials Review Panels appointed by the Board. The materials are in the following subject areas:

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

•Agricultural and Biosystems Science

•Agricultural Crop Production and Management 1, 2

•Agricultural Mechanics and Technology

•Agricultural Mechanics and Technology for the Workplace 1, 2

•Agricultural Power Mechanics

•Agricultural Science and Technology

•Agricultural Science and Technology for the Workplace

•Agricultural Structural Mechanics Animal Science

•Biosystems Mechanics and Engineering

•Biosystems Technology

•Biosystems Technology Career Development 1, 2

•Environmental and Natural Resources Management

•Equipment Operation and Maintenance _ Floriculture


•Golf Course Technology

•Horticulture for the Workplace 1, 2

•Introduction to Horticulture

•Introduction to Veterinary Science

•Landscape Technology

•Nursery, Greenhouse, and Garden Center Technology

•Small Animal Care

•Soil and Water Conservation

•Soils and Soilless Research

•Sports Turf Management

•Turf and Lawn Management


•Cattle Production

•Equine Science

•Farm Animal Production

•Outdoor Recreation

•Wildlife Management

Architecture and Construction



•Digital Home Technology Integrator

Business, Management, and Administration

•Business Law

•Essential Communications

•Financial Math

Information Technology

•Foundations of Animation (Flash)

•Computer Forensics

•Cyber Security Foundations

•Game Design and Development


•Fashion Merchandising



•Sports and Entertainment Marketing 1

•Google Applications

Social Studies

• Social Studies K-5 (includes South Carolina Social Studies, Grade 3)

•Citizenship-Civics 9-12

•Economics (does not include Advanced Placement) 9-12

•US Government (includes Advanced Placement) 9-12

•Western Civilization 9-12

•World History 9-12 (includes Advanced Placement)

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

•Power Equipment Technology

The instructional materials are on display at 24 colleges and universities throughout the state. The materials will be on display from Oct. 7 through Nov. 15, with instructions for submitting comments available at each site. ]

State Board of Education members will review citizens’ comments before a final decision is made on adopting the materials.

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