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America Achieves uncovers, examines, and promotes approaches and practices that can drive success across entire educational systems, communities, and states. The America Achieves Common Core Website includes videos illustrating the Common Core key shifts and teachers discussing their lessons; editable lesson plans; PD on assessing the quality of resources; and links to great websites. Learn more at http://commoncore.americaachieves.org.

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  • English Language Arts
  • High School
Common Core
This is lesson 13 out of 16 lessons in a twelfth grade AP Literature unit. It uses many different text types - visual, non-fiction and fiction, all...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is a lesson demonstrating a close reading of "The Garden of Abdul Gasazi." This is one of a series of videos designed to assist teachers in...
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Common Core
This lesson is part of a five day unit on European Imperialism. In this lesson students gather evidence for a written argument. Using a blend of both...
math student
America Achieves
Updated: 
2016
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  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This lesson is an investigation into the commutative property. Students use exploration in a familiar scenario-based investigation to develop deep...
drawing fraction
America Achieves
Updated: 
2016
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  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This lesson explores different methods for comparing fractions, building on students' understandings of what fractions are and how they have...
protractor
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
The lesson reinforces the use of correct mathematical terms as well as defining and applying their knowledge of the features of a circle. There is a...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This lesson is an analysis of MLK's speech "Nonviolence and Racial Justice." Students will identify main ideas in the text and explain how they are...
math question
  • Math
  • Middle School
Common Core
This lesson is part of an algebraic thinking unit designed to develop student's conceptual understanding of variables, properties of numbers and...
surrender yorktown
Common Core
This lesson is designed to allow students to deeply understand the importance and significance of a seminal primary document, the Declaration of...
  • English Language Arts
  • High School
Common Core
In this lesson students determine the purpose and the structure of argument in Frederick Douglass’s ‘I hear the mournful wail of millions’. There is...