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The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) is a national community of professional educators working together to prepare students for college and the 21st century workplace. Through LDC work, teachers, schools, and districts engage in a reflective and collaborative process, growing their expertise in using their state standards in instructional planning, ongoing curriculum-embedded assessment, and results analysis. Leveraging a network of literacy partners, LDC fosters sustainable growth of its Community of Practice through efficient and productive collaboration for educators across 50 states.

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Calculating the Costs: Atomic Bombs in 1945
The decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was seen by many, including President Truman, as a necessary means to end World War...
Reading Photographs
Using the Library of Congress analysis protocol of Observe, Reflect and Question and the analysis tool, students will record their analyses of the...
Assessing Source Credibility
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Students will practice media literacy by determining which sources they can trust for credible, accurate, and persuasive evidence. For more literacy...
Economic Systems
  • Social Studies
  • High School
Every society operates with a mixed economic system, combining the influences of market and command models in order to form a functioning economy and...
Government of the People
This module asks 9th and 10th grade students to read two famous speeches regarding the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy...
Line Item Veto
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
In 1996, Congress passed the Line Item Veto giving President Clinton the authority to veto portions of appropriations bills. Though the Supreme Court...
Reagan in Moscow
As President Reagan’s second term in office drew to a close, he delivered this speech to a group of university students at Moscow State University...
Rich Enough To Give Us All A Farm
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Students take on the 1,400 words of the Homestead Act of 1862, figure out its main requirements by reading closely, and test their understanding...
The Case for Revolution
Students reconstruct the colonial argument for dissolving their ties to Great Britain. Main steps of the learning process include: close reading of...