Educational Products and Services

Anita Holmes has solid content knowledge in many fields and disciplines. This page highlights a few of the past projects Anita has written, edited, and/or produced, either as a staff person or as an independent contractor. 

Textbooks/Textbook Programs 

SOCIAL STUDIES

American Adventures. Skills lessons for secondary American history text. Contributing writer. Scholastic, Inc.

Exploring World History. A high school history text. Contributing editor. Globe Book Company.

Enjoying Global History (Revised). A high school history text. Contributing editor and fact checker. AMSCO Publishing.

Enjoying Global History textbook

Holt Social Studies. An elementary social studies series.  Project editor: skills. Holt, Rinehart and Winston (CCI).

Scholastic Social Studies.Elementary social studies series. Project editor: skills and features. Scholastic, Inc. (CCI).

Scott, Foresman Social Studies.Eighth grade American history text. Co-managing editor. Scott, Foresman (EDI).

Triumph of the American Nation. A high school American history text. Contributing editor/writer. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

SCIENCE AND GEOGRAPHY

Earth’s Geography and Environment: A world cultural and environmental geography. For middle school students. Project director and editor. Ginn and Company (CCI).

Earth's Geography and Environment textbook

Holt Science. An elementary science series. Contributing editor. Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

Product Testing Activities by Consumer ReportsScience-based, product testing activities with accompanying teaching guides. Co-writer/editor. Consumers Union.

Living Planet. Multimedia upper elementary ecology and environmental awareness kits. Developer and project editor. Johnson Wax/Scholastic, Inc.

Scholastic Magazines. Science articles for grades 1 - 6. Writer/editor. Scholastic, Inc.

Supplemental Educational Materials and Kits

African American History. Activity worksheets to supplement high school program. Author. Scholastic, Inc.

Alabama. HBJ Social Studies. History and geography copymaster worktext for elementary students. Production editor and packager. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

American Government: The Republic in Action.A high school enrichment workbook to accompany text. Author. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Georgia, South Carolina. HBJ Social Studies. History and geography copymaster worktexts for elementary students. Project editor and packager. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Harcourt Brace Social Studies. Elementary social studies series.  Project editor: ancillaries. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (CCI).

Living Planet. Multimedia upper elementary ecology and environmental awareness kits. Developer and project editor. Johnson Wax/Scholastic, Inc.

Teacher’s Guides, Resource Books

American Government: The Republic in Action.A high school government program. Worksheets and answer keys for teacher’s edition. Author. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Field TripUsing literature to learn about history teaching guides with student activity cards. Contributing editor. Modern Curriculum Press.

USA: The Unfolding Story of America. Teaching guide to support student textbook of the same name. Project director. AMSCO Publishing.

Reading/Language Arts

Facts About Magnets. Leave It to Beavers. Eight-page leveled readers. Writer. Houghton Mifflin Reading Program.

LLI Project. Leveled intervention books. Writer. Brown Publishing Network, Inc.

Middle School Literature Program. Literary selections. Writer. Schoolhouse Network, Inc. 

Reading 2007 Program. Assessment books customized to meet state standards. Contributor. Macmillan/McGraw-Hill.  

Consumer Education Materials and Kits

Consumer Reports Teaching Guide. A companion to Consumer Reports magazine, published monthly, with teaching tips and reproducible student activity sheets. Writer/editor. Consumers Union.

Consumer Reports Year-Long Planning Guide: Real-Life Learning Across the Curriculum. Lesson plans and reproducible activity masters to be used with Consumer Reports magazine and other products. Writer/editor. Consumers Union

How to Buy a Car Program. Student activities and reproducible worksheets to help teens and young adults develop the skills needed to choose and/or buy a new or used car. With accompanying teaching guides. Writer/editor. Consumers Union.

Product Testing Activities by Consumer Reports. Science-based, product testing activities with accompanying teaching guides. Co-writer/editor. Consumers Union.

Zillions Real-Life Teaching. A companion to Zillions: Consumer Reports for Kids magazine, published bi-monthly, with teaching tips and reproducible student activity sheets. Writer/editor. Consumers Union.


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