Dallas, Texas
For Immediate Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Intelligence Inc. announces

Correlation of Objectives of the
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, 
grades 7 and 8,
with Interactive History of the United States

Dallas, Texas -- May 5, 2001   New Intelligence Inc., a Texas-based developer of educational software, today announced a new publication, Correlation of Objectives of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Grades 7 and 8, with Interactive History of the United States. 

This new publication from New Intelligence Inc. documents the correlation of the series Interactive History of the United States: The Story of Our Nation, published by New Intelligence Inc., with the TEKS curriculum at the 7th and 8th grade levels.  Over 90% of the content of Interactive History of the United States correlates closely with TEKS at the 8th grade level.  Interactive History is a valuable instructional resource for helping students master United States history through the Civil War and reconstruction, in preparation for the Social Studies section of the 8th grade Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test.

While focused on social studies in U.S. history from the pre-colonial period through the Civil War and reconstruction, and designed to help students achieve content mastery in this area, the TRAC system is cross-curricular in design and also helps students build reading, writing, and reasoning skills through text reconstruction exercises integral to each paragraph.

The approach for content mastery, and for building reading, writing, and reasoning skills, has been refined and proven over a number of years by the well-known educational researchers and authors, Dr. Myra Linden and Dr. Arthur Whimbey, in their series of textbooks and workbooks used in schools across the U.S.

The recent development of appropriate methods for content delivery in the TRAC Structures for Learning computer software not only strengthens the approach through the unique management capabilities of the TRAC software, it also engages the student in using technology in the form of small computers in a manner central to the instructional approach of Dr. Linden and Dr. Whimbey, thereby helping to address the critical challenges in social studies, reading, and technology skills that have been identified by the Texas Education Agency. The student reads from the computer display, interacts with the instructional content using the keyboard or pointing device, receives printouts, and accumulates incentive points for accomplishments.  A unique Internet resource provides additional opportunities for students to use technology explore additional history and geographic resources.

The Correlation of Objectives publication is available free from New Intelligence Inc. For a copy, e-mail New Intelligence Inc.  newintel@newintel.com with your request and mailing address.  Or you can view and print the Correlation of Objectives from this web site in .pdf format if you have Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™ installed on your computer system.  (if you do not have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer system, see Note below.)