Textbook Adoption: AP Biology
To: Michael Green, Superintendent of Woodland School District
From: Asha Riley
Date: September 19, 2019
Text Adoption Recommendation:
I am recommending adoption of the following book for use in AP Biology classes at the High School. The new book is the same text that has been previously approved and used, but the AP folks require the newer edition for use.
Campbell Biology in Focus achieves a balance between breadth and depth of concepts to move students away from memorization. Streamlined content enables students to prioritize essential biology content, concepts, and scientific skills that are needed to develop conceptual understanding and an ability to apply their knowledge in future courses. Every unit takes an approach to streamlining the material to best fit the needs of instructors and students, based on reviews of over 1,000 syllabi from across the country, surveys, curriculum initiatives, reviews, discussions with hundreds of biology professors, and the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education report.
Maintaining the Campbell standards of accuracy, clarity, and pedagogical innovation, the 3rd Edition builds on this foundation to help students make connections across chapters, interpret real data, and synthesize their knowledge.