Curriculum Adoption for Secondary History and Social Studies

Available until April 29th, 2022

Learning Support Services is excited to share with our community that we are currently going through a pilot process for adopting a new History Social Studies (HSS) curriculum for our middle and high schools. All PUSD middle schools are currently piloting three State Board approved publishers, McGraw Hill and National Geographic, and TCI at 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
All PUSD high schools are currently piloting two State Board approved publishers, McGraw Hill and National Geographic, for US History 1 and US History 2.

Each pilot team is composed of a variety of stakeholders from various backgrounds, ethnicities, school sites and experiences, and includes HSS teachers, administrators, and community members. Poway Unified School District welcomes you to review the materials and complete the feedback forms listed below if you would like to participate in the pilot process. The feedback will be reviewed and considered as we move through the adoption process. We appreciate your time and look forward to receiving this important input from our schools and greater community!



The pilot process is guided by the curriculum outline set forth by the California Department of Education. PUSD Instructional Materials Adoption Board Policy (BP) and Administrative Regulations (AR)

History and Social Science
CA State Standards for History Social Studies

  • Educational standards are the learning goals for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. The standards are WHAT is being taught.

CA Framework for History Social StudiesFramework
  • The  framework is research-informed models for course design that help teachers align learning goals with classroom activities, create motivating and inclusive environments, and integrate assessment into learning. The framework supports HOW the standards are taught.

The FAIR Education Act (Senate Bill 48)
California has added legislation to diversify the History/Social Science curriculum course of study, classroom instruction, and instructional materials which prescribes the inclusion of the contributions and narratives of various groups in the history of California and the United States. For more information, please visit the California Department of Education website for FAQ’s related to implementation of Senate Bill 48.


Use the links below to preview the pilot materials. Available until April 29th, 2022

Click Here to Preview McGraw Hill 

Click Here to Preview National Geographic

Click here to Preview TCI 

There are links to two separate Google Forms to submit feedback for each of the programs. The feedback forms will remain open until April 29, 2022. Feedback will be shared with the pilot committee as they discuss and determine the textbook recommendation to the Board. 

Click Here to Provide Feedback for the McGraw Hill HSS Text
feedback form

Click Here to Provide Feedback for the National Geographic HSS Text
Form 2


Click Here to Provide Feedback for the TCI HSS Text Form 2

 Thank you again for your time and input. 

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