Common Core

Common Core State Standards and the Teaching of History

This section of the website will be used to provide the most current links to Common Core State Standards and the teaching of history.

Reading Like a Historian – The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities.

Beyond the Bubble – A new generation of history assessments

CK-12 – CK-12 make it easy for teachers to assemble their own textbooks. Content is mapped to a variety of levels and standards including common core. You can start from scratch or build from anything the the FlexBooks library.

Achieve the Core – Common Core Close Reading Exemplars for English Language Arts and Social Studies

Common Core State Standards Initiative

Common Core State Standards: Los Angeles Unified School District

LAUSD Interim Assessments

Teaching Common Core – from Gildern Lehrman

SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) is a state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that accurately measure student progress toward college- and career-readiness. Smarter Balanced is one of two multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by the 2014-15 school year.

SMARTER Balanced Practice Tests

Preparing Students for College, Career, and Citizenship: A California Guide to Align Civic Education and the Common Core State Standards

Linking the Common Core State Standards for Reading,. Classroom Instruction

Trickle or Tsunami?: Getting Involved with the Common Core Standards

Common Core State Standards: Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects

Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics

FAQs Common Core State Standards and History Education

Five Strategies to Infuse Common Core State Standards with Social Studies Instruction

Common Core Literacy in History / Social Studies – On this page social studies teachers can access full text of the standards as well as sample lessons based on close readings of history and social studies texts.