Common Core Resources
New CA Recommended Literature List for CCSS from CDE link
California Common Core History Social Science Implementation Tool Kit PDF
This Tulare County document aligns the Common Core ELA standards (CCCSS) and the History Social Studies Analysis Skills in a matrix format. Included with the standards are sample content-aligned writing performance tasks, and content reading lists for each grade level recommended by both the History-Social Science (HSS) Framework and the CCCSS Reading Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, and Range of Student Reading.
Webbs Depth of Knowledge Chart PDF
Cognitive Rigor Matrix- Reading & Writing PDF
Tech Options for Student Creators
Zunal Webquest Maker link
Sample 10.5 World War One Webquest link
Google Docs link
Voice Thread link
Sample Student ePortfolios (first year attempted) link
Traditional Options for Student Creators
US Document Based Questions Primary Source link
Ms. Pojer's website is a teacher and student goldmine. Click on the Web Links/eagle to access a variety of websites and primary sources categorized by Unit of Study. She also has a page of DBQs to use with students.
World Document Based Questions Primary Source link
Fordham University has a wide range of World primary sources to use in the classroom.
Constitutional Rights Foundation BRIAs with debates & simulations link
This link will take you to CRFs Bria home page. You can scroll down the BRIA list or click on the blue subject link to view BRIAs categorized by class subject. Also, click on CRF Web Sites for more great resources to use in the classroom! Deliberating In a Democracy (DID) has great lesson resources in English and Spanish with excellent readings for students to practice citing evidence. Disclaimer: I LOVE their material and am NOT paid to endorse their material.
Choose Your Own Adventure Activities link
Twitter Template doc
Civic Action Project PBL link
CRF has a great program for students to engage in project based learning. They have a series of lessons and handouts to guide teachers and students through the process. Lesson resources can be printed and used the traditional way or students can fill them in electronically. Disclaimer: I LOVE their material and am NOT paid to endorse their material.
Bill of Rights Institute link
The above link will take you to their free lessons. They also have resources for purchase which my students and I have found to be very useful in the classroom.
Foundation for Teaching Economics link
FTE has a variety of teacher resources and simulations. Again, my students and I have found them to be very engaging and useful. In particular, my students have enjoyed the Great Depression simulation from Economic Forces in American History.
Mr. Moore's Classroom Simulations & Games link
Mr. Moore has a variety of resources geared for the US history classroom. The first time I did the Constitutional Convention simulation my students gave me a funny look as we headed outside and loved it in the end. I knew he was on to something when last year's students passing in the quad came up to me and said, "that's not fair...we didn't get to do that last year."