Holt, Rinehart and Winston has announced the launch of a new world geography program for the middle grades. Holt Social Studies: World Geography/World Regions 2007 provides modular and single-volume options to match the varied social studies curricula being taught in schools and meets customer needs for flexibility, according to the announcement.
World Geography/World Regions is standards-based and provides content that is accessible to all learners through integrated research-based reading instruction, offering multiple audio, visual, and technology resources to students as they investigate the geography, cultures, and history of the world.
The program is also available in a Web-based version, Holt Premier Online Student Editions, that include Live Ink Online Reading Help—an online tool Holt that displays text in a format that has been proven to improve comprehension and increase test scores. Instructional visuals in the student editions and interactive online maps help students develop geographic literacy, the announcement states.
Teachers can plan, customize, and differentiate instruction and materials to meet the needs of their students using the Holt One-Stop Planner with ExamView Pro Test Generator and the Differentiated Instruction Modified Worksheets and Tests CD-ROM. A range of assessment options from diagnostic tests to Holt Online Assessment helps teachers effectively monitor student progress.
Up-to-date real-world data for this program is provided by The World Almanac Education Group, publisher of The World Almanac and Book of Facts.
Holt Social Studies: World Geography/World Regions is authored by Christopher "Kit" Salter, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Geography and former Chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Missouri. Dr. Salter helped found the National Geographic Alliance and was instrumental in establishing Geography for Life, the document outlining the National Geography Standards.
Source: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, http://www.hrw.com