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My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me

My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
What happens when a father, alarmed by his 13-year-old daughter's nightly workload, tries to do her homework for a week
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New Social Studies Framework Aims to Guide Standards

New Social Studies Framework Aims to Guide Standards | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Instead of specifying content, the document just issued by states and professional groups describes the "inquiry" process of four disciplines: civics, geography, economics, and history.
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Educational Leaders, Arts Standards, and the Common Core: Lessons from Recent Research

Educational Leaders, Arts Standards, and the Common Core: Lessons from Recent Research | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
In a recent survey conducted by the College Board of nearly 1000 K-12 principals and superintendents, more than 75% of respondents said that nationally, arts education should be given a greater pri...
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National Board Certification to Be Cheaper, Smoother

National Board Certification to Be Cheaper, Smoother | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
The organization overseeing advanced teacher certification plans to revise the assessment process for the credential and to make it less costly for teachers to earn.
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7 Things You Need to Know About Your Local Public School | Education on GOOD

7 Things You Need to Know About Your Local Public School | Education on GOOD | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Our public schools are the last real space where people from different classes and different walks of life come together to learn, to share ideas, and to be afforded a fair opportunity to reach for the American dream.
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Why a medieval peasant got more vacation time than you

Why a medieval peasant got more vacation time than you | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
John Maynard Keynes, one of the founders of modern economics, made a famous prediction that by 2030, advanced societies would be wealthy enough that leisure time, rather than work, would characterize national lifestyles.
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9 Places To Find High-Quality Online Professional Development - Edudemic

9 Places To Find High-Quality Online Professional Development - Edudemic | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
The beginning of the school year for many teachers includes something that many are grumbling about. Maybe it's time to try online professional development?
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Teaching Content Is Teaching Reading

Professor Daniel Willingham describes why content knowledge is essential to reading with comprehension, and why teaching reading strategies alone is not suff...
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Reader Idea | Using Proposed Soda Ban to Introduce Viewpoints on Progressivism

Reader Idea | Using Proposed Soda Ban to Introduce Viewpoints on Progressivism | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Learn about the Progressive Era alongside the recent proposed (and defeated) ban on large sugary drinks in New York City by reading a variety of documents on both issues.
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The Art of Writing - Education Closet

The Art of Writing - Education Closet | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Preparing students for the increased writing required on new Common Core assessments has become a hot topic. This is where the arts come in! We must expand our concept of text
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Fourth grader makes undercover documentary about school lunch

Zachary Maxwell. It's a name you might want to remember because he's winning awards and creating serious buzz at several film festivals for his in depth docu...
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It’s Constitution Day! Time to Teach Obedience or History?

It’s Constitution Day! Time to Teach Obedience or History? | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
By Bill Bigelow Pearson-Prentice Hall’s high school textbook, United States History, opens its chapter on the Constitution with this Daniel Webster quote: “We may be tossed upon an ocean where we can see no land—not, perhaps, the sun and stars.
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Best Sites for Primary Documents in US History » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

Best Sites for Primary Documents in US History » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Here's links and descriptions of 11 great websites for finding historic documents in American history. Sample images for each site are included.
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Wonderful!!!!  A few were new to me, too.  Great post.

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Educating parents about the common core: Our role

Educating parents about the common core: Our role | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
This year, many schools and districts will be implementing the Common Core State Standards. Although the most recent version of the standards was released
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Making It Work—First Steps to Common Core Integration | Literacy in Learning Exchange

Making It Work—First Steps to Common Core Integration | Literacy in Learning Exchange | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
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The 20 big questions in science

The 20 big questions in science | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are many things we still don't know – but we might do soon.
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The one map that shows why Syria is so complicated

The one map that shows why Syria is so complicated | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
A color-coded map of the country's religious and ethnic groups helps explain why the fighting is so bad.
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America Achieves: Error: You must be logged on to access this page

America Achieves: Error: You must be logged on to access this page | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
This is a video and lesson resource project to assist teachers and principals around the nation. The video modules on this site exemplify the key shifts that the Common Core brings to classroom pedagogy.
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You have to sign up for a free account...but there are CCSS model videos

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Collaboration & the Common Core: Strategies From the Classroom

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Supporting webinars for CCSS

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Center Correspondent E-News » Blog Archive » A Lesson Plan for the Fiftieth Anniversary of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

Center Correspondent E-News » Blog Archive » A Lesson Plan for the Fiftieth Anniversary of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
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The Real Number Of Hours Teachers Work In One Eye-Opening Graphic

The Real Number Of Hours Teachers Work In One Eye-Opening Graphic | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Job title: Parent/Nurse/Comforter/Protector/SafetyNet/Counselor.
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