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Common Core Webinars


This year's series will focus on Informational Text and include lesson plans that incorporate text exemplars listed in Appendix B of the Common Core. Join us for live online webinars, scheduled after school for your convenience, download free lessons plans and excerpted primary sources ready for classroom use, and get 30 days of free access to recorded sessions.

Margaret Chase Smith's "Remarks to the Senate in Support of  a Declaration of Conscience," is the next webinar in our popular online workshop series, Teaching in the Common Core: Informational Texts. Join us on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 4-5pm PST for strategies and resources.

You can still register to attend  the third in the series, register for other individual upcoming sessions, or register in all five (You will be viewing recordings of the Churchill and Paine webinars).




Each session is designed to provide you with the tools you need to improve student reading comprehension, expository writing ability, critical thinking, and historical understanding.  All sessions are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, between 4-5 pm. 

10.22.14 Winston Churchill "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat:  Address to Parliament on May 13, 1940."
11.19.14 Thomas Paine Common Sense
12.17.14 Margaret Chase Smith "Remarks to the Senate in Support of a Declaration of Conscience"
01.28.15 Martin Luther King, Jr. "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
02.11.15 Frederick Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave


  • Excerpted text exemplars with necessary background information to help your students really understand the source and put it in its historical context.
  • Lesson plans, aligned to the Common Core and ready for classroom use
  • 30 days of 24/7 access to recorded webinars


Looking for additional Common Core programs?  

The CHSSP offers a variety of programs for teachers and administrators seeking to align their instruction with the Common Core State Standards.  In addition to online webinars detailed above, each of the regional sites is offering in-person Common Core programs to local schools and districts.  To learn more, write to us at chssp@ucdavis.edu.

Questions? chssp@ucdavis.edu; 530.752.0572