Our county is adopting a new language arts and social studies series for next year. We have already received the new history materials and I am in love!
Typically in the past, our social studies materials have not been very useful because they did not cover Virginia's Standard of Learning criteria. We rarely used them.
Our new series is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and is geared specifically to Virginia! The full title is Virginia Social Studies: My Country, Yesterday and Today. The book is consumable, colorful, and kid friendly. It really reminds me of a Weekly Reader feel.