War, Terrible War: Supporting Common Core with a History of US (Teacher's Manual)

ISBN : 9780190458966

Maria Garriott; Susan Dangel
94 ページ
216 x 279 mm

War, Terrible War: Supporting Common Core with A History of US offers classroom lessons adapted from curriculum developed by the Johns Hopkins University Talent Development Secondary (TDS) program to accompany Joy Hakim's award-winning 10- volume series, A History of US. These lessons accompany volume 3 of that series, War, Terrible War. The lessons provide opportunities for students to closely examine challenging nonfiction text (including primary source documents), engage in collaborative discussion and team learning activities, and create a variety of written products. They align with CCSS ELA Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-12 and Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies for grades 6-12. Several lessons feature close analysis of documents listed as exemplars in CCSS ("O Captain! My Captain" is a 6th-8th grade exemplar; Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address and Gettysburg Address are cited as 9th-10th grade exemplars.) The informational text overviews for lessons in this volume are written on approximately an 8th-9th grade reading level. Primary source documents often present challenging vocabulary, so the lessons provide additional scaffolding suggestions for these readings. All materials needed for the lesson are included in the Teacher's Manual and Student Discussion Guide. Teachers can select lessons from this volume of War, Terrible War: Supporting Common Core with A History of US based on the time period being studied in students' history/social studies classes or on themes in the fiction they are studying. For example, the study of The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (a 9th-10th grade exemplar) may be followed by Lesson 7, "The Gettysburg Address." Students reading accounts of children in war such as Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl would benefit from analyzing primary source documents about children in the Civil War by studying "The Children's War" (Lesson 4) or "A Girl's Memoir of War" (Lesson 5). Novels dealing with enslavement or civil rights could be paired with nonfiction readings in the lesson "Black Soldiers" or "Personal Accounts of Slavery." This curriculum provides multiple opportunities for English Language Arts or history/social studies teachers to fulfill CCSS mandates with challenging, engaging lesson plans.


1. Personal Accounts of Slavery
2. Voices of Union and Confederate Soldiers
3. The Women's
4. Two Harriets
5. A Girl's Memoir of War
6. Black Soldiers
7. The Gettysburg Address
8. Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
9. The Image of War
10. The Assassination of Lincoln and O Captain! My Captain!


Adapted from curriculum written by Susan Dangel, Maria Garriott and other contributors at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. As part of their work for the Talent Development Secondary (TDS) program, they created extensive teaching materials to accompany Joy Hakim's award-winning ten-volume series, A History of US. With over 15 years of experience, TDS brings engaging instruction, solid organization and student, teacher and administrative support to dozens of schools across the nation. TDS brings the right supports to the right students at the right time, helping all students on the path to college and career readiness. Because TDS curricula are research based and practice validated, they incorporate the latest insights and best practices from brain research, sociological studies, and teacher feedback.