Florida moves to digital text sampling

As the Florida Department of Education’s 2011 textbook adoption process goes digital, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced that its programs, including the new social studies curriculum for middle and high school students, address the state’s new virtual sampling requirements. Available for grades 6 through 12, the social studies curriculum features interactive, digital content that was created through HMH’s partnership with HISTORY™, a division of A&E Television Networks.

For the first time, the Florida Department of Education is no longer requiring educational publishers to provide physical copies of textbooks for official review. The ability to access digital product information from anywhere, at any time, allows educators to make informed decisions that benefit classrooms and individual students in the short and long term. Virtual sampling also cuts down on paper and other materials, making it a much more environmentally-friendly choice.

Thousands of HMH titles are digitally available for review, including the new social studies curriculum. All titles are also available for purchase in print.

The new curriculum is supplemented by multimedia created by HISTORY, including video, interactive maps and other digital content.