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Social Studies Text Recommended for Purchase; Public Comments Welcome

Posted April 1, 2020

Hagerstown, MD (April 1, 2020) - The Advanced Placement (AP) United States Government and Politics Teacher Selection Committee of Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) is recommending the purchase of BFW Publishings' American Government:  Stories of a Nation by Scott Abernathy and Karen Waples. This purchase will support WCPS AP students who are enrolled in grades ten through twelve. BFW’s proposal was selected after the committee evaluated seven textbooks from six publishers. The purchase would include additional online resources. 

To access the text and provide comments, follow these steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Click "Sign in" in the upper-right hand corner with the following credentials:


    b. Password: Review2020!

  3. Click "My Bookshelf," also in the upper-right hand corner.

  4. Click "Continue Reading" to gain access to the textbook for review.

Comments and questions may be submitted by email to Scott Buhrman, Content Specialist, High School Social Studies.