Teaching the Common Core: Citing Evidence Workshop
No features of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are more promising for history teachers than the value given to reading primary sources and the prominence given to citing evidence. Finding, analyzing, and using evidence are skills that are at the heart of historical inquiry and practice. As classroom history teachers transition to the Common Core standards, they will be furthering development of disciplinary skills for working with evidence from kindergarten to 12th grade, in increasing degrees of skill. In this workshop/practicum, California History Social Science Project (CHSSP) presenters will demonstrate how to teach students selection, use, and citation of evidence at the 5th and 10th grade levels. The workshop will begin with an explanation of the CCSS reading standards that requires students to cite evidence from primary and secondary sources. During the remainder of the workshop, the audience will engage in selected activities from lessons focused on citing evidence. The audience will receive copies of both lessons.