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1 + The Common Core: Getting There Globally Julia de la Torre Deborah Cunningham

2 + Primary Source Professional development International study tours Classroom-ready resources We are a non-profit, global education organization that educates K-12 teachers about world histories, cultures, and global issues.

3 + Professional Development Seminar series (3- 5 days) One-day workshops Afternoon programs Summer institutes (one-week) International Study Tours Online courses Webinars Customized workshops

4 + Resource Guides 70 free, online guides on world regions and cultures Each includes book, film, curriculum, and website resources

5 + Online Curriculum Clusters Three primary sources in each cluster Corresponding classroom-ready activities Key questions Objectives Suggested grade levels Background essay on the topic Further resources

6 + Stay in Touch Re:Source Subscribe to our bi- monthly e-newsletter Teacher Digest Subscribe to our bi- weekly compilation of global education resources, events, and professional development opportunities Follow us at arysourceorg arysourceorg Follow us at src src

7 + Upcoming Primary Source Opportunities Summer Institutes Online demo course Online courses on Ancient and Modern China New online course on Japan New online course on Transatlantic Slavery New online course on Global Education

8 + Common Core Overview Mission Statement “The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.” Common Core State Standards Initiative, June 2009

9 + Where Global Enters the Common Core Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Communication Information Literacy Global Awareness Self-Direction Information, Media and Technology Strong Knowledge of Core Subjects 21 st Century Global Skills and CCSS Literacy Skills are closely aligned: P21 Common Core Toolkit: A guide to aligning the CCSS with the Framework for 21 st c. skills,

10 + Why a global approach? “To become college and career ready, students must grapple with works of exceptional craft and thought whose range extends across genres, cultures, and centuries. Such works offer profound insights into the human condition and serve as models for students’ own thinking and writing…Through wide and deep reading of literature and literary nonfiction of steadily increasing sophistication, students gain a reservoir of literary and cultural knowledge, references, and images; the ability to evaluation intricate arguments; and the capacity to surmount the challenges posed by complex texts.” (CCSS for ELA Anchor Standards for Reading – A Note on Range and Content of Student Reading) Global Content is Indicated in the CCSS:

11 + What types of informational texts are you using to teach about the world? What types could you use?

12 + PARCC’s Definitions – Model Content Framework for ELA (Grade 10) Literature includes adventure stories, historical fiction, mysteries, myths, science fiction, realistic fiction, allegories, parodies, satire, drama, graphic novels, one-act and multi-act plays, narrative poems, lyrical poems, free-verse poems, sonnets, odes, ballads, and epics (Common Core State Standards, page 57). Informational texts/literary nonfiction include the subgenres of exposition, argument and functional text in the form of personal essays; speeches; opinion pieces; essays about art or literature; biographies; memoirs; journalism; and historical, scientific, technical or economic accounts (including digital sources) written for a broad audience (Common Core State Standards, page 57).

13 + Types of informational texts Historical accountsDebates MemoirsTED talks Oral historiesEssays BlogsInvestigative journalism International newspapersOpinion pieces/ op-eds International NGO reportsManuals Speeches/rhetoricA Constitution or other foundational gov’t document News broadcasts

14 + Resources for Informational Texts Nonfiction Resource Guide (Primary Source) and other regional guides: Primary Source World World Digital Library Online Newspapers




18 + What texts do you already teach (U.S. or global)--or think you might teach-- that would support student learning of particular reading skills in the CCSS?

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