Michigan Open Book Project

From REMC Connect March 2016 Newsletter

Michigan Open Book Project

Started in 2014 as part of the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG), the MI Open Book project is designed to give kids a first introduction to the content that they will learn about in their social studies courses through downloadable source files (iBooks Authors and InDesign formats). This multi-year initiative anticipates developing additional open education resources for eight additional grade levels.

Funded by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), the MI Open Book digital resources were created by teachers from around the state who are proficient in their content. They are edited and maintained by professionals from the field of social studies who include ISD consultants, university faculty and district curriculum leaders — all who have extensive background knowledge in social studies instruction. These resources are a true collaboration of K-12 and higher education.

Below is an example:

The MI Open Book resources are compiled into versions for Chromebooks, Apple devices and Windows machines. The source files are also available to districts for ongoing usage and customization. There is so much more to learn about the MI Open Book Project. Go to: http://textbooks.wmisd.org for more in depth information on how your district can use this project.

Books currently available for grades 4 through 6:

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