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.