A Curriculum with Integrated Literacies and Competencies

EdBooks products are packaged as collections of Stackable LessonsTM that cover topics and key concepts associated with specific subject domains and courses. Beneath this product surface lies an entire curriculum framework that covers all the course areas currently planned for the EdBooks library, a collection that ranges from Economics and American Government to Sociology and Christianity. Our curriculum framework also features a layer of integrated literacies and competencies that promote personal and professional flourishing in a student’s life.

Literacies and Competencies

Successful employees in the 21st century must master a range of literacies and competencies that extend well beyond the concepts presented in a given discipline. From a curriculum perspective, we believe such educational values play a fundamental role in promoting student success, both professionally and personally. That is why we have identified a list of core literacies and competencies for 21st-century flourishing — EdBooks educational values — and have integrated them into our mediabook lessons. We place these within the meaningful and applied context of specific course topics and provide activities to practice their development.

EdBooks taxonomy model showing key concepts mapped to literacties, competencies and values.

Mapping Lesson Content to Literacies and Competencies

Our authors, curators, and editors place a primary emphasis on incorporating our educational values in each of our lessons. Within each mediabook, we work to ensure that the combined content addresses all literacies and competencies. At EdBooks, this commitment to helping students develop applicable knowledge and skills provides a meaningful and practical framework for structuring and presenting content

Example of an EdBooks learning environment model mapped to a key concept in the EdBooks taxonomy.