In June of 2019 the State Board of Education approved new social studies standards, and implementation of those standards in K-12 classrooms has begun. The Michigan Open Book Project followed the writing process of the standards and team members have been working on updating the correlation guides available online to reflect alignment to the new standards.
With the scope of content not changing dramatically, the current roster of books available from
Michigan Open Book
remain well-aligned to the Michigan Content Expectations. In addition, their focus around inquiry with chapters beginning with compelling and supporting questions, makes them a valuable tool for implementing what is new within the standards, the C3 Framework.
Teams will continue to review the materials for alignment. We encourage everyone to continue looking at the teachers guide on the website to see how the materials align with other resources, as well as the newly revised standards.
The MI Open Book Project was a multi-year initiative funded as part of the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG), which empowered groups of master teachers to come together, collaborate, and develop an open education resource for use in classrooms around Michigan.