Savvas Launches First Magruder’s American Government Interactive for Grades 9–12 and Civics Interactive for Grades 6–12
- By Kate Lucariello
Learning Company has unveiled two new interactive
digital social studies programs: Magruder’s American Government
Interactive, and Civics Interactive, which provide continuously
updated current events and content. The Magruder’s program
complements the latest edition of the print textbook, while the
Civics curriculum will be all digital. Both programs are built on the
C3 framework (College, Career, and Civic Life) model for Social
Studies State Standards.
American Government Interactive, for grades 9-12, adds to the latest
edition of the over 100-year-old popular high school curriculum
textbook. It is “the first social studies curriculum in the country
with continuously updated digital resources,” Savvas said. The
student edition is in an easy-to-read magazine format that educates
students about America’s founding principles and core concepts. The
digital program includes interactive current events that help them
understand how government operates in their everyday lives.
the Magruder’s American Government Interactive page to learn more
about how it works.
Civics Interactive program, for grades 6-12, is geared toward
developing the skills needed to become informed and responsible
citizens, and promotes civic involvement. The digital curriculum
includes topic videos, inquiry projects, and other activities that
use a hands-on, skills-based approach.
the Civics Interactive page to request more information.
programs work on the Savvas
study of American government is not a static subject,” said Bethlam
Forsa, CEO of Savvas Learning Company. “What it takes to be an
active, informed citizen is access to updated information that
changes with each election cycle, policy change, and release of
governmental data. This can make it time-consuming for teachers to
constantly find not only the latest but also accurate resources for
I value about teaching with Magruder’s American Government is that
I can flexibly rearrange the topics to align with current events,
like a congressional election or presidential year, without
interruption to how the class progresses through the material,”
said Mark Francis, the social studies department chair at Greenfield
High School in California. “Rather than having a ‘chapter 1-12’
mentality, I can pick and choose the content for my class to keep my
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Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.