At the Northern Nevada Council for Social Studies, I presented on using the 4th grade OUTs to maximize literacy skills with intermediate students. The 4th grade OUTs—Opening Up the Textbook—is a curricular resource matched to Nevada’s state history. Developed by the Nevada Museum of Art, Truckee Meadows Community College and 50 4th grade Washoe teachers, the resource nurtures important historical thinking dispositions. Moreover, they are a great match to the Nevada Academic Content Standards and the emphasis on reading complex texts, navigating academic vocabulary, and answering text-dependent questions.
Social Studies Conference PowerPoint
Hoover Dam OUT
OUT in Action video
Other OUTs can be found here.