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The Art of Writing - Education Closet

The Art of Writing - Education Closet | Social Studies: The Core | 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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Shanahan on Literacy: To Multi-Text Or Not to Multi-Text in Close Reading

Shanahan on Literacy: To Multi-Text Or Not to Multi-Text in Close Reading | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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Shanahan on Literacy: Powerpoints from Summer Speeches on CCSS

Shanahan on Literacy: Powerpoints from Summer Speeches on CCSS | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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40 maps that explain the world

40 maps that explain the world | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.
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Immigration and America’s Broken Civics Education System — The American Magazine

Immigration and America’s Broken Civics Education System — The American Magazine | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
America’s schools no longer teach our history or celebrate our unique culture, devaluing a powerful force for national unity.
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DBQ Lesson Plan: Shopping with Historic Documents » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

DBQ Lesson Plan: Shopping with Historic Documents » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Here's how to engage students in historic research and critical thinking with historic biography, photographs, 1900 census, 1897 Sears Catalog.
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Connecting to the Common Core: Close Reading Markup Strategies - TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus

Connecting to the Common Core: Close Reading Markup Strategies - TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
The plan today had been to post a CCSS-aligned primary source activity focused on close reading of images and texts but input from a great group of teachers at a professional development session necessitated a blog detour.
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Unit 2: Making Evidence-Based Claims - Odell Education

These literacy units empower students with a critical reading and writing skill at the heart of the CCSS: making evidence-based claims about complex texts.
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The Importance of Why

The Importance of Why | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Now that the Common Core State Standards require students to make claims and support them with evidence, my students have to learn how to ask and answer more complex questions. This is challenging for both students and teachers.
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The Role of Performance Assessment in Developing Teaching as a Profession

The Role of Performance Assessment in Developing Teaching as a Profession | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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Close Reading + Visual Literacy=Pathways for Understanding

Close Reading + Visual Literacy=Pathways for Understanding | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Katie Cunningham, from Manhattanville College, discusses how to incorporate visual close reading in a curriculum.
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Must We Teach Social Media Etiquette?

In 2013, can you imagine if people were to suddenly call for etiquette training in our schools? I'm not talking about all the 'top 10 ways to act on twitter' tropes out there. I'm saying: what if w...
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Reviving History Instruction: What's Old Is New Again

Reviving History Instruction: What's Old Is New Again | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Out-of-school and extracurricular activities are picking up some of the demand for teaching students history.
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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 | Social Studies: The Core | 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 | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Job title: Parent/Nurse/Comforter/Protector/SafetyNet/Counselor.
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The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here.)
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‘Just the Facts’… Responding to Questions and Criticisms about Common Core State Standards | National School Public Relations Association

‘Just the Facts’… Responding to Questions and Criticisms about Common Core State Standards | National School Public Relations Association | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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ELA Common Core Standards: A Focus on Outputs Illuminates the Need for Student-Historians

ELA Common Core Standards: A Focus on Outputs Illuminates the Need for Student-Historians | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Publisher of educational maps, globes, atlases, hands-on programs, and technology for students and teachers from grades K-12.
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Center Correspondent E-News » Blog Archive » Center Releases New We the People Ebook

Center Correspondent E-News » Blog Archive » Center Releases New We the People Ebook | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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National Geographic and the Common Core

Find out how the National Geographic Society is connecting to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.
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Common Core and the Defenders of the Status Quo

Common Core and the Defenders of the Status Quo | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Welcome to the blog of the International Reading Association Literacy Research Panel! The Panel looks forward to using this blog, and its archives, to connect with IRA members around literacy research relevant to policy and practice.
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10 Tools for Educational Research From edshelf

10 Tools for Educational Research From edshelf | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
10 online resources to help with academic & educational research, such as Google Scholar, instaGrok, JSTOR, KidRex, DuckDuckGo, etc.
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The American Declaration of Independence of July 4th, 1776

The American Declaration of Independence of July 4th, 1776 | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of
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"Just as each age re-writes history according to its own values and beliefs, so men and women interpret words like those of the American Declaration of Independence in a way which reflects their own ideas and aspirations. It’s important to remember that our views today are as limited and specific to our time and society as Jefferson’s were to his."

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Common Core: Diamond in the Rough?

Common Core: Diamond in the Rough? | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
In a discussion about what the common core means for educators, two teachers describe the ways they’ve seen it lead to “joyful learning.”
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Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors

Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Teaching is a lot like acting, a high-energy, performance profession that requires a person to act as a role model. But when teachers go through training and professional development, the performance aspect of the job is rarely emphasized or taught.
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