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Common Core Webinars

Back by popular demand, the CHSSP is pleased to announce that our online workshop series, Teaching the Common Core, will be offered again this fall. 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.  



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