Community Input for History and Social Sciences Instructional Materials

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Sacramento City Unified is in the process of adopting new instructional materials for History and Social Sciences starting the 2023-24 academic year. Teachers, students, parents/guardians and community members have the opportunity to review and provide input about the instructional materials being considered for adoption, and we want your feedback.

Instructional materials are selected and evaluated with great care so that they will effectively support the adopted courses of study and meet current curricular goals. The process for community review and feedback is open from December, 2022 through March, 2023. The recommended materials and evidence from evaluation will be presented to the Board of Education for a public hearing and final approval in March, 2023.

Digital Materials are available for you to review at the links below, or you can visit the Serna Center to review printed copies (5735 47th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95824 – Second Floor Lobby). The Serna Center is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday (closed for Winter Break from December 28, 2022 through January 6, 2023).

The instructional materials under consideration for each grade level are as follows:




High School






Discovery Education



Discovery Education

Teachers Curriculum Institute (TCI)




Links for the community to provide input once you have reviewed the instructional materials:


TCI Materials

To View TCI Materials

You will need to set up a student account in order to view the TCI materials.  To do this:

  1. Visit
  2. Complete the form using this teacher email: and create your own student name and password (write it down if you would like to log in again later).
  3. Choose your class
    1. 9th- Geography Alive! Regions and People
    2. 10th- History Alive! World Connections
    3. 11th- History Alive! Pursuing American Ideals
    4. 12th- Econ Alive! The Power to Choose
    5. 12th- Government Alive! Power, Politics, and You

To Review Another Grade Level

If you would like to review more than one-grade level program:

  1. Click on my classes in the top left of the page.
  2. Click Add Class
  3. Enter the teacher name/email again:
  4. Select the additional grade programs you would like to review from the dropdown menu.
  5. Click “Choose Class”.

To Log Back In

To log back in:

  1. Make sure to record your teacher email, username and password.  
  2. Return to and click on Student Sign In.

Additional Resources about TCI:

High School Program Overview

What makes TCI different?


Here is the public review site for CA Impact K-12.

Username: Studentcass

Password: MHEreview

Discovery Education:

You can explore for yourself to get an idea of what your students in grades 6-8 will have access to by going to the public review access site at

User: CASSStudent

Password: discovery

Useful Link:

Pearson Savvas:

Here are our Sacramento City Unified parent demo accounts for myWorld Interactive Review:

my World Interactive grades K-5:

  • Go to this website:
  • Click “Sign In”
  • Use the following username and password:
    • Username: ElemSacCity#
    • Password:Student1
  • Click “View  All Programs” on the right side and look for the program you want to review

myWorld Interactive grades 6-8:

  • Go to this website:
  • Click “Sign In”
  • Use the following username and password:
    • Username: SacCity#
    • Password:Welcome1
  • Click “View  All Programs” on the right side and look for the program you want to review