Teachers in the Northern Nevada Teaching American History Project have developed a number of Common Core aligned Discussion Lessons. The lessons can be downloaded by visiting www.projecttahoe.org and clicking on the Teacher Resource link. Each lesson posted on the page implements an effective research based discussion strategy and uses rich primary and secondary sources to promote effective classroom discussion. Both small group and whole group lessons are included in these lessons. Additionally, these lessons address many benchmarks within the Common Core State Standards framework.
Topics include Early Constitutional Issues, Individual Rights vs. The Common Good, Federalism, Modern Issues, Colonial America, 19th Century America, Civil War (Prewar- Reconstruction), The 1920s, Depression Era, WWII, Post WWII- Cold War, Vietnam, Civil Rights, and Contemporary Issues.
About Aaron Grossman
I am a 5th grade teacher at Roy Gomm Elementary in Reno, Nevada. I started working with elementary students as part of the Montana Reads program and AmeriCorps. In 2001, after graduating from the University of Montana and moving to Reno, Nevada, I student taught at Rita Cannan Elementary before receiving a 6th grade position at Veterans Elementary. I moved out of the classroom to be a Literacy Coordinator, then an Instructional Coach, and finally a School Improvement Program Coordinator. In 2011, I began working on the Nevada Academic Content Standards in the district’s Curriculum & Instruction Department. I returned to the classroom for the 2015-2016 school year to teach 4th grade at Huffaker Elementary.
Before returning to the classroom, I helped develop the Core Task Project that has been featured by National Public Radio, the Gates Foundation, American Radio Works, Eduwonk, the Fordham Institute, Vox, and the Center for American Progress. In 2014, I received the Leader to Learn From Award for my teacher-centered initiative and work to bring college, career, and civics ready outcomes into Northern Nevada classrooms (here).
In 2015, I was appointed by Governor Sandoval serve on the Statewide RPDP Council. The same year, Nevada’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero placed me on the state’s State Improvement Team. This year I will be part of the National Council on Teacher Quality’s Teacher Advisory Group. I am Google Certified Educator and a Nevada Teacher Ambassador.
I believe strongly that teaching content is teaching reading and I make sure my students have ample opportunities to work with social studies, history, science and art outcomes. I do what I can to blend the learning for my students and this blog is part of that effort. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Civil Rights
, Civil War (Prewar- Reconstruction)
, Colonial America
, Common Core State Standards
, Depression Era
, Early Constitutional Issues
, Individual Rights vs. The Common Good
, Modern Issues
, Post WWII- Cold War
, The 1920s
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