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9 Places To Find High-Quality Online Professional Development - Edudemic

9 Places To Find High-Quality Online Professional Development - Edudemic | Social Studies: The Core | 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 | Social Studies: The Core | 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 | 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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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 one map that shows why Syria is so complicated

The one map that shows why Syria is so complicated | Social Studies: The Core | 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 | Social Studies: The Core | 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 | 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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