ACBL develops bridge support materials to assist ACBL Accredited Teachers in presenting the ACBL beginning bridge courses.
A. BASIC TEXTS AND TEACHER MANUALS
The ACBL has developed five bridge texts and teacher manuals called the ACBL Bridge Series. They are: “Bidding in the 21st Century” (CLUB), “Play of the Hand in the 21st Century” (DIAMOND), “Defense in the 21st Century” (HEART), “Commonly Used Conventions in the 21st Century” (SPADE) and “More Commonly used Conventions in the 21st Century” (NOTRUMP). These books were updated between 2010 and 2012 to complement the Learn to Play Bridge computer programs and to reflect current duplicate bridge bidding and play standards. Baron Barclay Bridge Supply distributes and sells these books.
B. ADDITIONAL TEXTS AND MANUALS
Lesson plans for school courses are available for free download under “Teacher Resources” at www.acbl.org.
C. TEACHER AND SUPPORT PRODUCTS
Derivative products using the bridge materials found in the ACBL Bridge Series textbooks have been produced for teachers and their students. These include E-Z Deal Cards for each of the five textbooks and E-Z Deal “Play” Cards and analyses booklets for eight practice courses and E-Z Guide Booklets for reference.
D. TRANSLATIONS INTO FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Spanish and Japanese translations of the basic texts, and a French Canadian translation of the Bidding (CLUB) and Play of the Hand (DIAMOND) texts have been produced.