Category Archives: Social Studies

Teaching American History Newsletter

The Northern Nevada Teaching American History Project has shared its most recent edition of Project Tahoe, a newsletter to support Social Studies teachers in their implementation of the Common Core. The newsletter includes teachers describing their use of close reading, … Continue reading

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Pondiscio’s Challenge 2026

Although he doesn’t know it, Robert Pondiscio has been a huge part of Washoe’s efforts to implement the Common Core. As part of the district’s professional development launch on August 8th, Pondiscio, via Youtube content, made the case for why … Continue reading

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More Social Studies Close Reading Examples Added

Our Social Studies Coordinators have added an additional 6th Grade Close Reading Folder to Edmodo. Presently, it includes Close Readings on Hammurabi’s Code, Spartan Families, and the Iliad. Teachers will be adding close readings to this folder throughout the school … Continue reading

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New Link to Social Studies Close Reading Examples

If you were having any trouble accessing the Social Studies Close Reading Examples, use the new link here. There are over 30 well-vetted close reading lessons that promote CCSS literacy outcomes while simultaneously teaching content. You can read more about … Continue reading

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