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Case Studies

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Welcome to Florida Transformative Education
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You will find that our Gateway books are more closely aligned to Florida’s instructional standards than any other resources available. That is because each of our books is expertly written from scratch to match those standards. All of our books follow a similar format based on the latest learning theory.

High School U.S. History — Gateway to U.S. History

Gateway to U.S. History: The Bridge to Success on Florida’s EOC Test provides the best preparation for Florida’s EOC in U.S. History. It is now a state-adopted resource.  This means that the Florida Department of Education has certified that it meets all of Florida’s learning standards for high school U.S. History. If your school or district is still choosing a basic text for high school American history, you should carefully consider this book. While very reasonably-priced, Gateway to U.S. History is closely aligned to all of Florida’s tested standards for U.S. history and contains more than 300 practice questions, including a complete practice test. Even if your district has already adopted a different American history textbook, your students will still greatly benefit from using this book or online program as a supplement. After they have studied each chapter in their adopted textbook, they can read the companion chapter in Gateway to U.S. History and answer the practice multiple-choice questions at the end of the chapter. They can further use the special features of Gateway to U.S. History, such as its advance organizers, concept maps and review cards, especially for a comprehensive final review in the weeks before the test. In addition to our basic textbook and browser-based online program, we offer a workbook edition that includes the same advance organizers, review cards, concept maps and test questions, as well as several additional vocabulary exercises and graphic organizers not found in the blue textbook version. Gateway to U.S. History is also now available in a special color edition.

Middle School Civics — Gateway to American Government

Our middle school civics book, Gateway to American Government: The Bridge to Success on Florida’s EOC Test follows a similar format. It includes a pre-reading advance organizer for each chapter, with relevant learning standards, a word wall, and a one-page preview.  The text itself is chunked into meaningful sections followed by student activities. Specially commissioned cartoons help student with difficult concepts like forms of government and constitutional principles. Each chapter ends with an after-reading section that includes a concept map, study cards and chapter test questions.  Gateway to American Government is one of only four resources adopted by the State of Florida for middle school civics (of which only two are available as printed texts). Both the printed book and the browser-based online version of the book guide your students through the standards for middle school civics and provide them with the very best preparation for the Grade 7 EOC civics test. Schools that have used this book have consistently raised their EOC scores. This book is also now available in a special color edition.

Middle School U.S. History — Gateway to Early American Government

Finally, Gateway to Early American History is a new middle-school text especially designed for schools and districts that have swapped their Grade 6 and Grade 8 social studies courses.  This book is printed in color and highlights learning objectives that are common to both early U.S. history and Grade 7 civics. Students who use this book in Grade 6 will come to Grade 7 fully prepared for many of the topics on the civics EOC, such as the causes of the American Revolution, the arguments of the Declaration of Independence, the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, the organization of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, constitutional principles, and the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Marbury vs. Madison.

You will find that all of our Gateway books provide Florida students with the bridge to success on their state’s social studies EOC tests!