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This Lesson is Standards Aligned

It has been designed to meet certain national social studies, civics and government, and Common Core standards as defined by the National Council for the Social Studies, the Center for Civic Education, and the Common Core State Standards Initiative. The standards for the lesson are listed here.

Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
(from the Common Core State Standards Initiative)

  • Standard 2, Grades 9–10: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
     

  • Standard 2, Grades 11–12: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
     

  • Standard 8, Grades 11–12: Evaluate an author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information.

National Standards for Civics and Government
(from the Center for Civic Education)

  • Standard V: What are the Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy?

    • (D) What civic dispositions or traits of private and public character are important to the preservation and improvement of American constitutional democracy?

Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
(from the Common Core State Standards Initiative)

  • Standard 4, Grades 9–10, 11–12: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

National Social Studies Standards
(from the National Council for the Social Studies)

  • Individual Development and Identity; Thematic Strand IV: Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of individual development and identity.
     

  • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Thematic Strand V: Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of interactions among individuals, groups, and institutions.
     

  • Power, Authority, and Governance; Thematic Strand VI: Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of how people create, interact with, and change structures of power, authority, and governance.
     

  • Civic Ideals and Practices; Thematic Strand X: Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of the ideals, principles, and practices of citizenship in a democratic republic.

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