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Connecting Lessons to Common Core: Star Wars Episode V.V: The Empire Strikes Endor

<Imaginary scrolling text begins> A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…. COMMON CORE Episode V.V The Empire Strikes Endor It is the end of your lesson on the the five motives behind imperialism.  The students have analyzed … Continue reading

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Connecting Lessons to Common Core: Extra Extra! Primary Documents turned into News Articles!

What started off as an exercise to prepare for a department meeting has now become a bit of a hobby. For the past few weeks, I have been reflecting upon my past lessons and adapting them to the Common Core … Continue reading

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Connecting Lessons to Common Core: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Assignment

I have always been an advocate for time travel in the classroom. Imagine learning about the Constitutional Convention by actually going there? Or becoming involved in a discussion about human nature with John Locke? I fully realize that by doing … Continue reading

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Connecting Lessons to Common Core: Your Own Personal Latin American Revolution

For the past week, I have been reflecting on past lessons to see how they align to the Common Core Standards for History/Social Studies. I have thoroughly enjoyed setting aside time to look at how the lessons that I have … Continue reading

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Connecting Lessons to Common Core: Personal Journals during the French Revolution

As I said before, my Social Studies department is meeting this week to discuss activities and lessons that align with the Common Core Standards for History/Social Studies. I became very excited last Friday afternoon when I found that the Common Core … Continue reading

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Connecting Lessons to Common Core: Enlightenment – Declaration of Independence

As I said before, my Social Studies department is meeting next week to discuss activities and lessons that align with the Common Core Standards for History/Social Studies. As I am a fairly new teacher, I am using this as an … Continue reading

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Connecting Lessons to Common Core: A Missed Opportunity

In a few weeks, I am sitting down with my Social Studies department to discuss the Common Core standards for History/Social Studies and identify lessons and activities that meet them. The idea of this meeting really excites me because I … Continue reading

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