January 2013 Blog Posts

The Top Ten Documents in U.S. History

Recently, the History News Network used crowd sourcing to find the ten most important documents in American History. They eliminated the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution,and the Bill of Rights, as these would be on anyone's list.We thought Thinkfinity teachers would be interested in this list. How many of these documents do you teach?Read More »
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Dig Deep into the Bard with Targeted Activities and "Shakespeare Uncovered"

As the only author explicitly mandated within the Common Core State Standards, we thought we would open up a discussion of how to dig deeply into reading literature with William Shakespeare.CCSS Student Activity, Grades 11 and 12: The meaning of wordsRead More »
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Meeting ELA/Social Studies Common Core Standards through the Study of Oratory

Michael Steudeman worked as a secondary school English teacher in New Orleans through Teach for America, then as a TFA trainer for the Mississippi Delta Area. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Political Culture in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland.Read More »
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How EDSITEment Can Help You Deal with Common Core

For the past year, EDSITEment has been watching as the Common Core State Standards are slowly rolled out across the nation. As the new year begins, we decided to start a blog to further knowledge and discussion of noteworthy developments in this educational arena. Here are some of the purposes this new blog aims to serve:Read More »
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