FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Do you offer ebook versions of your textbooks?
2. Do the textbooks meet State Standards?
Our series is written for the broad-based national norms for teaching history. They meet most state standards. Correlation charts can be found on the “State Standards” page of our website.
Our textbooks are also excellent tools for the Common Core Standards requirements for Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies. Important Note: There are currently no Common Core Standards for History/Social Studies.
3. Why do I need Catholic textbooks that are not religion books?
All over the country, dioceses, bishops, and superintendents are calling for a return to “Catholic Identity” in our schools. The number one mission goal for the Archdiocese of Washington, DC is “Catholic Identity.”
The Western Catholic Education Association just passed a resolution to include “Catholic Identity” as an essential element of accreditation for Catholic schools. In the tract The Holy See’s Teaching On Catholic Schools, the Church emphasizes that Catholic identity is achieved, in part, through a curriculum infused by the truth of the Catholic Faith. This is the newest and greatest need in Catholic schools, and Catholic Textbook Project is at the forefront of providing “Catholic Tools for Catholic Schools”®.
4. What can I do to get these textbooks into my child’s school?
Familiarize yourself with the compelling movement to increase Catholic identity in Catholic education today. Almost every principal and teacher, and even superintendents, have been very excited about the opportunity offered by CTP to provide a more excellent Catholic education.
Try to help arrange a “sponsorship” relationship between a benefactor (such as the local Knights of Columbus chapter) and the school. A sponsor could offer a grant to purchase a set of books for a classroom or several classrooms. This has already worked in other schools around the country.
5. What is included in the Teacher’s Manual?
The Teacher’s Guide includes outlines, timeline information, lists of key words and key people, quizzes, tests, chapter summaries, suggested related literature titles and other reference works for research projects, extra activities, pronunciation guides, and other information. Also available are PDF Test booklets for each title. Go to the Textbooks page for more information.
6. Do you have Student Workbooks?
We provide printed workbooks for A Journey Across America: California, From Sea to Shining Sea, All Ye Lands, and Light to the Nations 1. Go to the Textbooks page for more information.
7. Will you be publishing any other textbooks besides history textbooks?
We will be working on both science and language arts volumes following completion of the social studies/history books. It is essential to introduce sound scientific thought, with the essential deference to our Creator and loving God, to our children in Catholic schools so we can teach them to think through the myriad of moral-science issues facing ours and future generations. In preparation for living out the call to become disciples, young people need to have a broad understanding of the body of excellent literature and become masters of the written and spoken word. CTP will make this possible with a first rate language arts program based on the time-honored traditions of literature, grammar, logic, and rhetoric.