Sample Responses

How did the lesson incorporate the CCSS for ELA/Literacy in the economic lesson?

In the video, the students did research to prepare evidence-based arguments for or against privatizing Social Security. Then they presented them in a debate format. The students met several of the Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies and Speaking and Listening Standards including:

RH.11–12.7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

S.11–12.4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence (e.g., reflective, historical investigation, response to literature presentations) conveying a clear and distinct perspective and a logical argument, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to the purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks. Use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation. CA