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Instructional Materials and Adoption

Welcome to the Orange County Department of Education History-Social Science Instructional Materials and Adoption resource page. The Instructional Materials Adoption process includes updating the California H-SS Framework.  Just before the Framework update process was completed, the instructional materials adoption process was suspended as a result of the state budget situation.  Assembly Bill X4 2 (Chapter 2, Statutes of 2009-10 Fourth Extraordinary Session) signed on July 28, 2009, suspended the process and procedures for adopting instructional materials, including framework revisions, until the 2013-14 school year. Senate Bill 70 (Chapter 7 of the Statutes of 2011) extended that suspension until the 2015-16 school year (

The information on this page reflects the last Instructional Materials Adoption and may be of use to schools and districts making materials purchases during the process suspension. 

This page will be updated as new information arrives.  Although H-SS was the next scheduled adoption to occur, implementation of Common Core State Standards may affect the process and the sequence in which materials are adopted after the process resumes.




These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Orange County Department of Education of any of the products, services, or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual.  The Orange County Department of Education bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links.  Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.