Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson - Editor

Chicago, IL, USA

I have written and edited K-12 educational materials, textbooks, ancillary material, and online programs for the last 18 years.

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I have been an editor in K-12 educational materials, textbooks, ancillary material, and online programs for the last 18 years. Before that I had 6 years of classroom experience in Chicago schools. I've written so many lessons I can't remember them all. The most recent project was a K-5 textbook series (Nystrom Young Citizen) that used comics along with more traditional sources to create a fun student experience.
English (CAN)
English (US)
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Work experience


Nystrom Education, Social Studies School Services
September, 2014 – September, 2020 (about 6 years)

Part of the creative team to develop new hands-on products for K-12 market. Supervising freelancers. Correlating existing products to state standards.
Recent projects have included:
Nystrom Young Citizen- K-5 social studies program including text books, ancillary readers, activity cards, hands-on lessons, and group projects based on service learning.
Oklahoma History Project- 10th grade assessment series based on primary source learning.

Senior Editor

Nystrom | Herff Jones
July, 2002 – September, 2014 (about 12 years)

Developed and supervised the development of map, globe, atlas, chart, web, and hands-on lessons in social studies.
Projects included:
StrataLogica (web-based map and globe site)
Atlas of World History and affiliated programs (hands-on lessons and web-based ancillary material)
Marketing materials

The Nystrom Atlas of Canada and the World

Herff Jones, Karen Su/ Corbis

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