VERO BEACH, Fla. (March 17, 2014) –Rourke Educational Media announced today that as part of its new title list release for fall courses, it will introduce three social studies series in response to educators’ requests for quality informational texts that correlate with the Common Core State Standards.

The nonfiction series, geared at grades 3-6, features “Symbols of Freedom,” “U.S. Government and Civics,” and “United States Regions.” All texts will be available at the end of July in hardcover, paperback and ebook formats

“Social studies may not be under the same Common Core spotlight as other areas, but it has brought a greater interest from our customers stressing the need for informational texts,” said Luana Mitten, director of instructional services, Rourke Educational Media. “Traditionally, our books are ahead of the curve in the quality of the writing craft and informational text features, making them a standout choice for educators implementing CCSS. Not only do they support reading information text strategies, but they also provide valuable mentor texts for informational text writing strategies.”

As part of the new social studies series for the 2014-15 school year, Rourke Educational Media will debut a new feature – parent and teacher support on page 2 in all three formats. In addition, the texts are rich with photographs to assist students with comprehension and vocabulary development.
Here is a closer look at three social studies series:

• Symbols of Freedom. For grades 3-6, the ten-title series will explore the significance of landmarks, symbols, and iconic images. In addition, students learn about history, important leaders, and the inspiration for the symbols that represent America.
• U.S. Government and Civics. For grades 3-5, the eight-title series will shedlight on the workings of the U.S. government from the community to the federal level. Students will learn about their role in America, and how their personal involvement can improve society.
• United States Regions. For grades 3-5, the ten-title series will explore the geography, industry, agriculture, and culture that define the country’s distinct regions.

More information about Rourke Educational Media’s social studies series, and all other new fall titles from science to math to Spanish, call (800) 394-7055, or visit

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Rourke Educational Media, based in Vero Beach, Fla., helps to improve student learning through digital content, traditional print publishing, and response-to-intervention learning solutions that support the Common Core, Next Generation Science, and state and national standards. A global leader in educational technology, print, and distribution, Rourke Educational Media promotes literacy/reading, science and math for the preK-12 market, and offers interactive ebooks, assessment tools, print resources and other learning resources for the classroom, library and parental involvement. For more information, visit

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