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Course SummaryThese lessons are aligned with the Common Core literacy standards for 9th and 10th grade history and social studies. These helpful lessons, quizzes and exams can be used to supplement your instruction and evaluate your students' understanding of important history topics.
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11 chapters in Common Core History & Social Studies Grades 9-10: Literacy Standards
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About the Course
Common Core State Standards for literacy in history and social studies topics are used to determine students' comprehension of historical texts and concepts according to their grade level. Students who meet these standards can identify the central ideas in a source, understand the meaning of common words used in the field of social studies and compare different written works that cover the same historical topic. This collection of lessons aligns with Common Core standards and features concise and fun videos that bring these concepts to life and make it easier for students to retain crucial info. Lessons use examples, easy-to-follow instructions and engaging narration to make sure students understand each concept. The following concepts are taught in this video collection:
- Sources and evidence used to support historical analysis
- Methods to identify the central theme of a text
- Analytical approaches to connecting events and relationships
- Importance of vocabulary
- Text structure's role
- Comparisons of differing points of view
- Use of different forms of analysis
- Methods for evaluating evidence
- Strategies for reading
Subject experts who lead these lessons have created videos that are easy-to-follow, yet complex, so students will be prepared to meet Common Core standards in this topic. Our lessons feature useful tips for implementing these videos into the classroom. The quizzes that accompany each lesson can be taken in class or at home and are helpful tools for gauging students' comprehension of critical concepts.
Use of Evidence to Evaluate and Analyze Sources (CCSS.ELA-Literarcy.RH.9-10.1)
Standard: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Lessons differentiate between primary and secondary sources, show how to identify parts of an argument and provide instruction on evaluating sources, supporting writing with evidence and using inference.
Representation of Core Ideas (CCSS.ELA-Literarcy.RH.9-10.2)
Standard: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Videos define a summary and teach methods for finding the theme or central idea and connecting ideas in a text.
Analyzing Connected Events (CCSS.ELA-Literarcy.RH.9-10.3)
Standard: Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
Lessons cover the causes and effects of historical change and define the cause and effect relationship. Videos teach steps to analyze a series of effects.
Standard: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.
Use these lessons to help students understand how to determine meaning of words through context and relationships and to teach how to select the right words for a message.
Text Structure's Role (CCSS.ELA-Literarcy.RH.9-10.5)
Standard: Analyze how a text uses structure to emphasize key points or advance an explanation or analysis.
Students can learn about structure's role in writing and its impact on meaning. Lessons identify foreshadowing types and allow students to practice using text structure analysis strategies.
Comparison of Two Different Points of View (CCSS.ELA-Literarcy.RH.9-10.6)
Standard: Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.
Videos cover supporting details, different approaches to presenting an argument and methods for comparing and contrasting viewpoints.
Integration of Different Analysis Types (CCSS.ELA-Literarcy.RH.9-10.7)
Standard: Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.
Use these lessons to help students understand the differences between quantitative and qualitative analysis measurements, learn to read scientific graphs and charts, use visuals in communication and write using different data types.
Reasoning and Evidence Evaluation (CCSS.ELA-Literarcy.RH.9-10.8)
Standard: Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author's claims.
Lessons teach you about types of logical fallacies and how to avoid them as well as methods for evaluating reasoning in essays and articles.
Compare and Contrast (CCSS.ELA-Literarcy.RH.9-10.9)
Standard: Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.
Lessons outline the structure of informative arguments and teach methods for understanding key arguments from sources and comparing and contrasting text sources.
Reading Strategies (CCSS.ELA-Literarcy.RH.9-10.10)
Standard: By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Videos cover strategies for close and big-picture reading, visualization and inference. Students learn to construct meaning using context clues and see summaries and themes of various information texts.
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