McGraw Hill’s Texas Hole’s Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology

McGraw Hill’s Texas Hole’s Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (Hole’s Anatomy and Physiology) is a comprehensive science curriculum for high school Anatomy and Physiology. This review is based on the version of the material submitted for state adoption under Texas Proclamation 2024. While some content may specifically address the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, the format and features of the Texas version is likely the same as the national version. Therefore, the information in our reviews is relevant to districts in other states, too. The materials are available in print and digital format and are accessible to students and teachers from McGraw-Hill’s interactive digital platform. The program uses real-world applications to help students master the core themes of anatomy and physiology.

Hole’s Anatomy and Physiology opens with a preview chapter, which introduces scientific methods and processes, data analysis, and science and engineering practices. This chapter also provides students with suggestions and strategies for studying and learning the material. The material organizes instruction into units and chapters focused on various components of human anatomy and physiology.

Image of the human body for an Anatomy course

Each chapter begins with an introduction that includes an image, background information, a theme, and a real-world case study. Connections to the case study are made throughout the chapter and provide students with an opportunity to understand the topic in greater depth. Lessons provide a variety of activities, including hands-on labs and virtual labs. Case studies, data analysis, and multiple applications of the concepts throughout the material support students’ abilities to make real-world connections, find relevance in the material, and think critically. Chapters conclude with a summative assessment.

All of the resources for teachers and students, including the teacher and student editions, are housed on McGraw-Hill’s interactive digital platform. Digital resources for students include an interactive cadaver dissection tool, animations, and flashcards. The platform provides a variety of monitoring resources for teachers, an item bank, and tools to enable teachers to create and edit assessments.

The material is available in English. Lessons include supports for Emerging Bilingual students that are specific to the student’s language proficiency level. Supports for other special populations are limited. Read more about the rigor of the material and supports for differentiating instruction in List’s editorial review.

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