September—Back to Work, Back to School, Back to Books

Common Core Lessons and Related Resources for Back to School 2014

Annual feature detailing resources teachers may find useful as school resumes. For this 2104 listing, EDSITEment has framed new resources aligned to respond to the Common Core State Standards including a number of exemplars.

  • Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s “Learning to Read”

    Created August 21, 2014
    Learning to Read screencap

    In this lesson students do a close reading of “Learning to Read,” a poem by Francis Watkins Harper about an elderly former slave which conveys the value of literacy to blacks during and after slavery. The activities also prompt students to examine the nature of century in the 21st century and the value they put upon it.

    Signatures to the"Declaration of Sentiments"

    The Declaration of Sentiments by the Seneca Falls Conference (1848): A Common Core Exemplar

    This feature outlines the context of The Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 which produced the “Declaration of Sentiments,” a CCSS exemplar for grades 11 – CCR. This document made a bold argument, modeled on the language and logic of the Declaration of Independence that American women should be given civil and political rights equal to those of American men, including the right to vote.

    Germany invades Belgium; Britian declares war on Germany; Great War begins

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    England declares war on France beginning the conflict known as either Seven Years War or French and Indian War

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    Unidentified mid-19th century photograph of woman in theatrical costume

    Exploring Women's History Through Film

    This Women’s History Month, EDSITEment invites teachers, parents and students to honor American women’s experience in wartime. From the American Revolution through WWII, examine the vital roles women have played on the battlefield, behind the lines, and on the home front.

    African American abolitionist David Walker born

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    Phillis Wheatley’s "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral" published

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    President Barack Obama gives commendment address at Notre Dame University

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