Time Life Magazines
Time Life Education’s goal was to tell the story of ethnic minorities in American history using this high interest, colorful format. Each issue of these newspapers spanned important periods and movements in American history, including The Great Migration, the beginnings of the American government, The Great Depression, World War I, and the Harlem Renaissance.
American History Herald & World History Herald
The American History Herald and The World History Herald featured “Yesterday’s News Today!” Each issue reported on a single pivotal event in American or World history. Included among the “American History Herald” topics are the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Lewis and Clark discovered alive, the end of Reconstruction, and the opening of Ellis Island. Topics in the “World History Herald” include the freeing of Mandela, the beheading of France’s King Louis XVI, and the declaration of World War II. Special features included: amazing ads, drawn from actual newspapers at the time; Science headlines: breaking news in the advancement of science—at the time; Children’s Viewpoints: how children of the period reacted to the events; Crime Reports: what crimes were in the headlines of the times. These newspapers made history come alive for kids!
Associated Press Newspapers
The Associated Press and The ANPA (American Newspaper Publishers Association) shared an important goal: to develop a lifelong habit of newspaper reading among students. CCI created kits and workbooks—designed to develop research and writing skills using newspapers, as well as to foster in-depth understanding of the different genres contained in newspapers, including news articles, editorials, and features.
Stepping Out in Chicago
Developed for all Chicago public school students, this booklet gave Chicago parents great places to visit with their children, what to see at each, and questions to ask on the way home to start discussions about what was learned.
Cobblestone’s African-American History For Kids features historical topics of great interest to African American students. This issue featured Sengbe, an African man who was captured from his home, sold into slavery, and imprisoned on the Amistad.
Art & Entertainment–Fireworks!
With George Plimpton, the honorary Fire Marshall for New York City, we created “Fireworks!” Featured on A&E, Fireworks was nominated for the best feature-length documentary on TV.
Metropolitan Teaching and Learning Co.–Nonfiction Bookbag
Alex Haley joined us as the general editor of a 26-book, multicultural series called the Metro Nonfiction Bookbag. In this role, Mr. Haley provided editorial direction through all stages of book development and wrote a special introduction for each title. The books in this collection are part of Alex Haley’s legacy to the education of America’s young people.
Our Chicago/Nuestro Chicago
“Our Chicago” or “Nuestro Chicago” was part of a series of bilingual books developed for the Chicago Public Schools. It features Chicago’s many special places—including the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Chicago Art Institute, Wrigley Field, Lake Michigan, and the beautiful downtown area with its Sears Tower. It also features Chicago’s special people and events!
To celebrate the long, exciting, and successful history of the U.S. Marshals, the Foundation contracted with us to develop a tabletop book that tells this great American story.
Detroit Social Studies
Under Metro, we “won” the Social Studies adoption at the K¬2 levels—with no books submitted. The reason? The Detroit adoption committee did not believe that the submitted textbooks reflected the people and places of Detroit. We created the complete program in several months, delivering it on schedule. The program was a great success.
Mapping the African-American Past
CCI developed and created, in conjunction with Columbia University, this one-of-a-kind product. A kit of cards describes places of relevance in the history of African Americans in New York. The kit has a companion Workbook and also a dedicated website with activities, videos and teaching ideas.
We did all Spanish translation, editorial, and composition tasks for Pearson's Middle School titles Ancient Civilizations, Medieval and Early Modern Times, America: A History of Our Nation, and History of Our World.
The Black News Network distributed Scoop!, created by CCI, and provided it to schools in districts with large African American populations.
Learn About Your Community
These informational magazines provide nonfiction social studies, science, and mathematics content about the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to be used in after-school and summer-school intervention courses.