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Who Really Ran the Underground Railroad?

Who Really Ran the Underground Railroad? | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: Find out which popular beliefs are myths (slave quilts, anyone?).
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Common Core supporter: ‘I see the opportunity being squandered’

Common Core supporter: ‘I see the opportunity being squandered’ | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
A strong supporter of the Common Core says the implementation of the initiative is in trouble.
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America Loves Celebrity Chefs, But Who Are Our Celebrity Teachers?

America Loves Celebrity Chefs, But Who Are Our Celebrity Teachers? | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
America Loves Celebrity Chefs, But Who Are Our Celebrity Teachers?
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Testing and Common Core

Testing and Common Core | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
The goal of the Common Core assessments, as with the curricula itself, is to devise a richer, more thoughtful approach to K-12 learning, one that is – in the words of the Common Core developers – “fewer, clearer, higher.” But while the aim is...
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Straightforward overview of CCSS and Testing

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10 Truths About Teaching and Running

10 Truths About Teaching and Running | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Running shares many of the same characteristics as teaching and can help educators connect with their students on a different level, says Wendi Pillars.
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Master Common Core Skills with Free DBQ iBook » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

Master Common Core Skills with Free DBQ iBook » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Guides students through historian's process with thinking / writing prompts. Multi-touch iPad features readings, posters, photos, ads, video.
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Free DBQ costs and benefits of technology in the 19th century

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Like, what are we taking for granted? | Burkins & Yaris

Like, what are we taking for granted? | Burkins & Yaris | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Misunderstandings of the role of the word like in a word problem lead to the interesting discussions described in this post. In this blog, we discover that asking students to cite evidence can lead to unexpected responses.
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Wow, interesting story/observation

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Why I’m Rooting for Tommy Lee Jones

Why I’m Rooting for Tommy Lee Jones | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Article. By William Katz. 2013. Why Tommy Lee Jones winning an Oscar for his performance as Congressman Thaddeus Stevens in "Lincoln" can highlight Stevens' fight for equality.
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Introducing Students to Infographics [ACTIVITY] | transformED

Introducing Students to Infographics [ACTIVITY] | transformED | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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Student ‘zombies’ protest standardized tests | The Answer Sheet

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A warning to college profs from a high school teacher | The Answer Sheet

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Common Core Practice | Deadly Showers, Killer Cats and Children's Lit

Common Core Practice | Deadly Showers, Killer Cats and Children's Lit | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
This week: narrative writing about a children's book award; informative writing about daily routines and their potential risks; and argumentative writing about cats and their surprisingly deadly habits.
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Britannica Digital planning to publish hundreds of CCSS aligned ebooks - EdTech Times

Britannica Digital planning to publish hundreds of CCSS aligned ebooks - EdTech Times | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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Not sure about the quality, but interesting

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Common Core Practice | Drones, Stolen Art and Space Exploration

Common Core Practice | Drones, Stolen Art and Space Exploration | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
This week, a focus on reading and writing about technology, including a prompt that asks students to invent their own new technology to solve a decades-old crime.
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SimCityEDU: Using Games for Formative Assessment | MindShift

SimCityEDU: Using Games for Formative Assessment  | MindShift | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
SimCity As game-based learning gains momentum in education circles, teachers increasingly want substantive proof that games are helpful for learning.
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Education Week Teacher: Featured Teaching Channel Videos

Education Week Teacher: Featured Teaching Channel Videos | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Part of a new editorial partnership, this page features a weekly selection from the Teaching Channel, a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality videos on inspiring and effective teaching practices.
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How to cite the Common Core Standards in APA format

I hope you find this simple post useful. Here is the Commom Core's description. I also found the tip of using the "Authors" statement for avoiding redundancy with listing the publisher at the IRA Guide to Style.
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Honey Badgers, Flash Floods, and Dick Cheney (Or How to Jump The Ingenuity Gap)

Honey Badgers, Flash Floods, and Dick Cheney (Or How to Jump The Ingenuity Gap) | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Honey Badgers, Flash Floods, and Dick Cheney (Or How to Jump The Ingenuity Gap)
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Why I oppose Common Core standards: Ravitch | The Answer Sheet

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It’s time for Teach For America to fold — former TFAer

It’s time for Teach For America to fold — former TFAer | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
A Teach For America alum who finished teaching last year gives a detailed argument about why Wendy Kopp should close shop.
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Boulder Valley seeing success with new literacy direction

Boulder Valley seeing success with new literacy direction | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Sanchez Elementary kindergarten teacher Jenny Chamberlain opened the writing notebook of one of her students, flipping through the first pages filled with pictures -- but no writing other than some random letters.
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Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects

Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
More and more, we're hearing the term "Digital Citizenship." I think we should simply call it "Citizenship."

In our increasingly connected world, what it means to be a citizen is contextualized by m
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Diary of a First-Year Teacher: The Crippling Fear of Failure

Diary of a First-Year Teacher: The Crippling Fear of Failure | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
A rookie teacher must deal with threats from the administration as the state intervenes at her low-performing school.
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The Common Core State Standards: Misunderstandings about Response and Close Reading

The Common Core State Standards: Misunderstandings about Response and Close Reading | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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"Beating a text to death with skill after skill is counterproductive—the reader walks away determined never to return to the text again and with little retention of the skills. By choosing one text structure or reading strategy, teachers provide a focus for students to explore and come to understand without destroying the text."

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Building Blocks Of Citizenship - GOOD

Building Blocks Of Citizenship - GOOD | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Building Blocks Of Citizenship news, ideas, actions, infographics, inspiration, and a community inspired to push Building Blocks Of Citizenship forward.
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