Texas approved these high school World History books for 1999 local adoption, which we ranked as follows:
|BETTER||WORLD HISTORY: Continuity and Change • Holt ©1999|
|FAIR||WORLD HISTORY: Patterns of Interaction • McDougal ©1999|
|FAIR||WORLD HISTORY: The Human Odyssey • West ©1999|
|FAIR||WORLD HISTORY: The Human Experience • Glencoe ©1999|
|POOR||WORLD HISTORY: Connections to Today • Prentice ©1999
Real gaps exist in this book's coverage of important developments over time of western political/
We evaluated these books on the basis of their subject-matter content. Our reviews (a) supplement the State Textbook Review Panel, which checked these books' coverage of state curriculum standards; and (b) balance publishers' sales pitches, which stress teaching aids. You may be interested in the lists of factual errors we found in these texts (sample errors: I, II).
Our reviewer of these books served on the Texas State Board of Education-appointed Social Studies Review Committee during the Social Studies TEKS writing process in 1996. We are the Texas group noted by the Wall Street Journal and ABC's Good Morning America for finding the hundreds of high school U.S. History textbook factual errors in 1991-92.
No public school textbook company funded these reviews in any way. We do not have, nor have we ever had, any financial stake in any publisher. Our income derives from concerned individuals and a few small foundations. Unlike publisher sales reps, we have no monetary interest in any textbook adoption outcome. For more info, write, phone, fax or e-mail us at ↓