Common Core and State Standards

While we know that not every state uses Common Core standards, and some states have their own standards, the following general categories of standards go across the Core in Language Arts and Social Studies, apply to this project, and will, we hope, be useful to teachers doing this project in all states. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Granite (, 301-787-0052).

Analyzing Textual Evidence
Making Inferences

Summarizing Central Ideas

Decoding Texts

Analyzing Word Choice

Analyzing Point of View

Integrating Varied Source Media

Use of Primary Sources

Analysis of Claims and Evidence

Collaboration and Coordination

Pose Questions

Clarify or Challenge Ideas

Make Relevant Responses

Include Others

Synthesize Diverse Sources

Understanding Sources and Credibility of Sources

Plan Next Steps

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