Common Core State Standards

Below are the Common Core State Standards that most closely relate to the following lesson.


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Grades: 9-12


  • English Language Arts

    • History/Social Studies -- Grade 11-12 - Key Ideas and Details

      • RH.11-12.1 - Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.

      • RH.11-12.3 - Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.

      • RH.11-12.7 - Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

      • RH.11-12.9 - Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.

    • History/Social Studies -- Grade 9-10 - Key Ideas and Details

      • RH.9-10.3 - Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

      • RH.9-10.7 - Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.

    • Writing Grade 11-12 - Text Types and Purposes

      • WHST.11-12.1 - Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

      • WHST.11-12.8 - Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the specific task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and over reliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.

    • Writing Grade 9-10 - Text Types and Purposes

      • WHST.9-10.1 - Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.