Bob Jervis, the former coordinator of social studies for the Anne Arundel County (Md.) Public Schools, served as the News Literacy Project’s curriculum director and played a major role in developing the project’s Classroom Guide. Bob was responsible for developing the county schools’ social studies curriculum for kindergarten through 12th grade. After retiring from Anne Arundel County in 2001, Bob spent five years with the Maryland State Department of Education assisting low- performing schools to improve student achievement. Bob is currently teaching the social studies methods courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Goucher College in Baltimore. He has served as a consultant to the Delaware Department of Education; the Los Angeles Unified School District; the Colonial School District in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.; the Council of Chief State Schools Officers and the Goethe-Institut Washington/Transatlantic Outreach Program.