Common Core Standards

"Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy."
  • English Language Arts > History/Social Studies - Grades 6-8
    • Key Ideas and Details:
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1
      • Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2
      • Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

Primary Sources and the Common Core Standards - From the Library of Congress's Teaching with Primary Sources Journal.

Primary Sources - At the Heart of Common Core Standards - Article from the Library of Congress.

Connecting to the Common Core - Analyzing Images - From the Primary Source Nexus.

Teaching the Common Core - A publication from the California History-Social Science Project.