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Alexandria Print Edition

Alexandria Print Editions
Now Available

Four books are now available for purchase: U.S. history for grades K-2, World history for grades K-2, U.S. history for grades 3-5, and World history for grades 3-5.


Lewis and Clark

On September 23, 1806, Lewis and Clark concluded their journey of exploration of America’s frontier. You can introduce your lower elementary grade students to this era of westward expansion by conducting a close-reading of “How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark” by Roslyn Schanzer. Order Now

Blog: “CCSS Alignment: Great Content Required”

“It’s like falling on a bruise. Nearly every time I am asked to review a new curriculum or a reading program, I am struck by how very little great literature and literary nonfiction are included...” Read More

Blog: SAT Redesign Puts History Back on the Map

“The SAT has been revised twice in modern memory – in 1994 and in 2005 – and both left educators, parents, and students shaking their heads...”
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Celebrate the Life of George Washington

In celebration of George Washington’s birthday on February 22nd, discover “George Washington: Soldier, Hero, President” by Justine & Ron Fontes, which offers elementary students a fresh telling of the life of this well-known figure. Buy now.

George Washington Carver

In honor of Black History Month, teach your lower elementary students about George Washington Carver, an American scientist, educator, and inventor during the early 20th century, by conducting a close read of “A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver” by Aliki. Buy now.

Books, Not Basals

Watch our recent panel discussion about how to bring books worth a close read to every classroom in America. Hear the perspectives of an architect of the CCSS, an author, a scholar, a teacher, and a district chief. Watch now.

Watch Lynne Munson on “Civics Education and the Common Core“

“Some of the highest quality curriculum materials available now are being produced by small nimble organizations that care deeply about seizing the opportunity presented by the Common Core State Standards..." Watch the full event.

Blog: Quality Texts Hold the Answers

A new study has found startling gaps in the civic knowledge of recent American college graduates... Read more.

Great Minds Introduces CCSS-Based Curriculum in History

The “Alexandria Plan” Reprioritizes the Teaching of History as Essential Element in CCSS Instruction. Press release.

Reduce classroom prep time

Era Summaries make it easy for teachers to review the history before teaching a lesson and curated primary source links save countless hours of searching for resources.