Using Common Core in Social Studies


One of my favorite features of SMART boards is the ability to link to websites containing primary sources for my students to examine. The common core standards emphasize that students need to gather the same information from multiple sources and perspectives. My presentation will focus on how to embed these links and use this resource with your students. I will also talk about using thinking maps in your notebooks and some fun ways to design your notebook pages. I am a 5th grade teacher, so my presentation will focus on the intermediate grades but these techniques can be used by any grade level.