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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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A Cutting-Edge Second Look at the Battle of Gettysburg

A Cutting-Edge Second Look at the Battle of Gettysburg | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
New technology has given us the chance to re-examine how the Civil War battle was won and lost
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Wow, this is amazing!

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Five Essential Schoolwide Conditions for Common Core Achievement | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights

Five Essential Schoolwide Conditions for Common Core Achievement | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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Why Books, Newspapers and Magazines Are Still The Best Sources Of Information « Annie Murphy Paul

Why Books, Newspapers and Magazines Are Still The Best Sources Of Information « Annie Murphy Paul | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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PARCC Launches Twitter Town Hall Series | PARCC

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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial: Where Man and Memory Intersect

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial: Where Man and Memory Intersect | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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Park service resources are great for social studies common core lessons!

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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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Something to think about

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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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Amazing, Addictive, and Creative Uses of Google Earth and Google Maps | Technology on GOOD

Amazing, Addictive, and Creative Uses of Google Earth and Google Maps | Technology on GOOD | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Google Maps and Google Earth are pretty awesome on their own—you can see the whole world on your laptop in the comfort of your living room.
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Possible classroom uses for creative teachers

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Common Core Tools

Common Core Tools | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Technology tools to help with Common Core.
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The Common Core: Who’s Minding the Schools?

The Common Core: Who’s Minding the Schools? | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Are new standards really leveling the playing field? Or is the game prearranged so that many, if not most, of the players will fail?
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The Curse of Reading and Forgetting

The Curse of Reading and Forgetting | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
If we are cursed to forget much of what we read, there are still charms in the moments of reading a particular book…
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