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Articles and strategies for integrating Common Core in Social Studies
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Eighth grader: What bothered me most about new Common Core test

Eighth grader: What bothered me most about new Common Core test | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
A 14-year-old boy in New York details what he found so annoying about the new Common Core-aligned English test he and other students around the state just took.
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Six Ways the Common Core is Good For Students | NEA Today

Six Ways the Common Core is Good For Students | NEA Today | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
By Cindy Long As the Common Core debate heats up, we’ve heard a lot from policy makers, politicians, and even TV talk show hosts about the challenges posed
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Selling Sleeping Pills - Common Core and Close Reading

Selling Sleeping Pills - Common Core and Close Reading | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Here's a video exercise in close reading - consider text from the perspective of what did it say, how did it say it, and what does it mean to me?
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Constitution USA with Peter Sagal | PBS

Constitution USA with Peter Sagal | PBS | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Hit the road with Peter Sagal in CONSTITUTION USA, as he travels cross country to find out where the Constitution lives, how it works, and how it unites us as a nation.
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And now, Girl Scout badges aligned to Common Core standards

And now, Girl Scout badges aligned to Common Core standards | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
There's nothing, it seems, in this school reform era that you can't align with standards -- even Girl Scout badges.
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Building a True Profession (Part III of III) | NBPTS

Building a True Profession (Part III of III) | NBPTS | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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Using the NB process in teacher preparation/education

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Differentiated Instruction Questions for the Interpretation of Political Cartoons! | Differentiated Instruction Activities

Differentiated Instruction Questions for the Interpretation of Political Cartoons! | Differentiated Instruction Activities | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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Research projects harder than I thought, but worth it

Research projects harder than I thought, but worth it | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Research projects are very tough, but some schools make them work.
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Authentic Assessment in Action

Authentic Assessment in Action | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
At Sammamish High School, our staff has dedicated our professional development to building expertise in the key elements of problem-based learning. Previous blog entries by my colleagues have given a
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Educational Leadership:Common Core: Now What?:Closing in on Close Reading

Educational Leadership:Common Core: Now What?:Closing in on Close Reading | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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I especially like the section "teach students to ask the questions"

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Common Core & Close Reading: An Outcome not a Reading Strategy

Common Core & Close Reading: An Outcome not a Reading Strategy | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Seems like everywhere I go, educators are asking "What is this 'close reading' thing and how do I teach it?" The buzz on close reading has become so great that many think close reading is simply an...
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Another excellent example in the conversation on close reading.

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Moving Ahead With Common Core

Moving Ahead With Common Core | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Test scores will fall at first in schools where the new and more rigorous state tests have been rolled out, but the long-term payoff is what matters.
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Good overview for those less familiar with CCSS

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NCLE Report: Remodeling Literacy Learning | Literacy in Learning Exchange

NCLE Report: Remodeling Literacy Learning | Literacy in Learning Exchange | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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A powerful term in U.S. high schools: DBQ

A powerful term in U.S. high schools: DBQ | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
The document-based question on AP exams frightens students, but is changing significantly
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If America's Serious About Appreciating Teachers, Here's What it Takes | Education on GOOD

If America's Serious About Appreciating Teachers, Here's What it Takes | Education on GOOD | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
This week America celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week, five days chock-full of poems, gift cards, and discounts for K-12 educators all across the country, and today is also National Teacher Appreciation Day.
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Common Core Training: Five Essentials » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

Common Core Training: Five Essentials » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Here's five PD essentials to support teachers in transitioning to close reading and the Common Core.
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Excellent Read

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AFT - A Union of Professionals - Making Common Core Standards Work before Making Them Count

AFT President Randi Weingarten spoke to the Association for a Better New York, April 30, 2013, Making Common Core Standards Work before Making Them Count
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Boston Bombings: Close Reading A Media Frenzy » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

Boston Bombings: Close Reading A Media Frenzy » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Here's how to use news coverage of the event to practice CCSS media literacy skills. We all need a lesson in digital hygiene and responsible use.
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Saviors and Burnouts: Rethinking Teachers in Popular Culture

Saviors and Burnouts: Rethinking Teachers in Popular Culture | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
by Elizabeth Marshall From movies such as Blackboard Jungle and Freedom Writers to televisions shows like Degrassi: The Next Generation and The Wire, teachers and students are regular subjects of f...
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How to Prepare Young People For Jobs That Don't Even Exist Yet | Business on GOOD

How to Prepare Young People For Jobs That Don't Even Exist Yet | Business on GOOD | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
The unemployment rate for teenagers this March was more than 24 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a study by MacArthur Foundation codirector Cathy Davidson suggests that 65 percent of today’s grade school students will grow...
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Questioning: It's all about shovels, umbrellas, and bridges | Burkins & Yaris

Questioning: It's all about shovels, umbrellas, and bridges | Burkins & Yaris | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
In this post, we break different questions types into three different categories linked to a metaphoric image.
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The Disruptive/Transformative Potential of the Common Core State Standards - National Writing Project

The Disruptive/Transformative Potential of the Common Core State Standards - National Writing Project | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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Think Like a Historian: Close Reading at the Museum » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

Think Like a Historian: Close Reading at the Museum » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Here's a three-step model for supporting literacy, close reading and Common Core skills. Prompts, guided questions, model student responses
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Schools demanding news literacy lessons to teach students how to find fact amid fiction

Schools demanding news literacy lessons to teach students how to find fact amid fiction | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Such efforts are on the rise as education standards push critical thinking and nonfiction reading.
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A Brief, Opinionated History of Taxes in America

A Brief, Opinionated History of Taxes in America | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Mike Duncan lives in Austin and is studying public history at Texas State University. He used to write The History of Rome po
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