Records of the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission, commonly called the California State Curriculum
Commission (CC), relating to textbook purchasing for California elementary, middle and high schools in the mid 1960’s. Included
in the collection are meeting agendas, meeting minutes, memorandums, correspondence, letters, newspaper and magazine articles,
and critiques of the proposed eighth grade textbook “Land of the Free”. Five editions of “Land of the Free” and one teacher’s
manual are also included in the collection.
The Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission, previously known as the California State Curriculum Commission
and commonly known as the Curriculum Commission (CC), advises the California State Board of Education (SBE) on issues pertaining
to programs of study and choice of instructional materials for California schools. Members are appointed by the state board
or by a member of state government, such as the governor, a senator, or an assembly member, and the term of appointment is
limited. Members include teachers, retirees, principals, and directors of educational based organizations. There are fifteen
members on the Curriculum Commission as of January 2009.
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