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High School Open Textbook Options - from the CC Open Txtbk Project

by Kathleen Porter
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Description:
This is an abridged collection of the open textbooks which may be reviewed by the Community College Open Textbook Project (http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org) of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (http://oerconsortium.org), curated to focus on offerings or supplemental texts for high school students.
Prerequisites:
"Most of these open textbooks are licensed under a Creative Commons license. Textbooks available under the GNU Free Documentation License are noted. Under a GNU Free Document License, readers are free to copy and distribute the text; they are also free to modify it, which allows them to adapt the book to different needs, and to help develop new material."
Assessment Methodology:
"If you are interested in reviewing any of these open textbooks, please contact Dr. Judy Baker at bakerjudy@foothill.edu for details about volunteering." See the basis collection in this account, or see Dr. Baker's account for the current unabridged list. This set is curated by high school librarian Kathleen Porter with input from colleagues.

Authorized users only:


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About America: How the United States is Governed


Added 09/24/2011
federal gov so accessible and public domain
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Anatomy and Physiology of Animals


Added 09/24/2011
GNU license
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Anatomy Atlases


Added 09/24/2011
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AP Environmental Science


Added 09/24/2011
multi media files available as downloadable zip
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Art History


Added 09/24/2011
Under a GNU Free Documentation License.
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Calculus


Added 09/24/2011
part of MIT courseware
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Calculus-Based Physics


Added 09/24/2011
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CHAOS: CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM


Added 09/24/2011
PDF is not accessible, proprietary copyright nonlinear science Georgia Tech
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Introductory Statistics / Collaborative Statistics


Added 09/24/2011
Accessibility information about Collaborative Statistics is available at http://cnx.org/content/m17211/latest/
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College Algebra


Added 09/24/2011
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Communication Skills


Added 09/24/2011
Not Accessible, no tagging for reading order, no alternative text for images
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Democracy in Brief


Added 09/24/2011
video available, captioned, public domain because produced by fed gov
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Discover Physics


Added 09/24/2011
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Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases


Added 09/24/2011
RTF files in addition to pdfs
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Ethics Online Textbook


Added 09/24/2011
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Financial Analysis


Added 09/24/2011
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First Aid


Added 09/24/2011
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Formal Logic


Added 09/24/2011
GNU licensing
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Free Medical Information: Doctor = Publisher


Added 09/24/2011
manual for Doctors who want to author medical texts
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French


Added 09/24/2011
GNU licensing
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Accounting II


Added 09/24/2011
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Genes and Disease


Added 09/24/2011
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Dimensions (geometry)


Added 09/24/2011
Video textbook, not accessible in all players. See chart http://www.dimensions-math.org/Dim_download_E.htm
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Help Me Understand Genetics


Added 09/24/2011
Public domain
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Human Physiology


Added 09/24/2011
Under a GNU free documentation license.
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Information Systems


Added 09/24/2011
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Inside the Cell


Added 09/24/2011
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Intermediate Algebra


Added 09/24/2011
PDF files are not 508 compliant
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Accounting I


Added 09/24/2011
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Programming in C


Added 09/24/2011
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Human Rights in Brief


Added 09/24/2011
government publication so public domain
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Intro to Logic


Added 09/24/2011
PDF and on demand print available
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Introduction to Philosophy


Added 09/24/2011
HTML can be printed but may not be very neat and tidy
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Introduction to Psychology


Added 09/24/2011
PDF available
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Introductory Statistics: Concepts, Models, and Applications


Added 09/24/2011
document lists public domain, copyright, and creative commons all at once. No clarity on copyability
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Liberte: A first year French textbook


Added 09/24/2011
NOT ACCESSIBLE pdf is not tagged, images do not have alternative text
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Linear Algebra


Added 09/24/2011
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Clear and Simple: Developing Effective Print Materials for Low-Literate Readers


Added 09/24/2011
Federal Agency Material is Public Domain
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A Modern Formal Logic Primer


Added 09/24/2011
PDFs are not accessible, untagged no alternative text for images
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Macroeconomics


Added 09/24/2011
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Medical Knowledge Base


Added 09/24/2011
Wiki
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Medicines by Design


Added 09/24/2011
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Microeconomics


Added 09/24/2011
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Online Biology Book


Added 09/24/2011
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Open Shakespeare


Added 09/24/2011
Part of Open Shakespeare Package
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Our Ocean Planet: Environmental Science in the 21st Century


Added 09/24/2011
not accessible, no alternative text on images
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Outline of American Geography


Added 09/24/2011
copyright on original text but abridged version appears from US government pages so unclear if copyrighted or public domain. No alt tags on the maps
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Outline of US History


Added 09/24/2011
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Outline of the US Legal System


Added 09/24/2011
federal publication so public domain and accessible
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Political Economy


Added 09/24/2011
Wiki Book under GNU licensing
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PreAlgebra


Added 09/24/2011
PDF only and PDF's are not tagged or otherwise accessible
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Probability and Statistics eBook


Added 09/24/2011
translations are automated so not truly multi-lingual
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Simple Nature


Added 09/24/2011
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Social Psychology Wikibook


Added 09/24/2011
GNU licensing
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Spanish


Added 09/24/2011
Not appropriate for hearing impaired as not captioned and flash enabled
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Statistics, Probability, and Data Collection Wikibook


Added 09/24/2011
Under GNU Free Documentation License
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The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction


Added 09/24/2011
PDF is not accessible to screen readers
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The Math Open Reference Project


Added 09/24/2011
some interactive content
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The New Genetics


Added 09/24/2011
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The Physical Environment: Intro to Physical Geography


Added 09/24/2011
copyright held by author, NOT CREATIVE COMMONS
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The Structures of Life


Added 09/24/2011
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Python for Software Design: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist


Added 09/24/2011
Under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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Trigonometry Wikibook


Added 09/24/2011
GNU licensing
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Understanding Algebra


Added 09/24/2011
No permissions to copy without contacting the author. PDF not accessible
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US Economy in Brief


Added 09/24/2011
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US History


Added 09/24/2011
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USA LITERATURE in BRIEF


Added 09/24/2011
audio available for some readings, transcripts downloadable from a link
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Vector Calculus


Added 09/24/2011
PDF available
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World Factbook


Added 09/24/2011
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9/11 Commission Report


Added 09/24/2011
Not a textbook. A reference work
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Elementary Algebra


Added 09/24/2011
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How to Think Like a Computer Scientist


Added 09/24/2011
Under GNU Free Documentation License
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Intermediate Algebra


Added 09/24/2011
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The Habitable Planet


Added 09/24/2011
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Rediscovering Biology


Added 09/24/2011
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Geothermal Energy


Added 09/24/2011
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Spanish


Added 09/24/2011
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Smart History


Added 09/24/2011
lots of interactive scripting so may not be accessible
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OC Photography Program


Added 09/24/2011
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Computing Life


Added 09/24/2011
public domain...I think
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Physical Geography


Added 09/24/2011
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Learning Spaces


Added 09/24/2011
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Calculus


Added 09/24/2011
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21st Century Physics


Added 09/24/2011
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AJAX Programming


Added 09/24/2011
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Algebra I


Added 09/24/2011
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Anxiety Disorders


Added 09/24/2011
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Basic Linux Commands


Added 09/24/2011
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Become An Xcoder


Added 09/24/2011
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Western Music History


Added 09/24/2011
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Create or Perish


Added 09/24/2011
For business courses
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