National Standards

Standards Alignment Made Easy

At Learning for Justice, we recognize the importance of both rigor and relevance—and we also recognize that content standards are an important tool for many educators. That’s why we’ve referenced two widely used frameworks in our classroom resources: the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Social Studies State Standards.

You’ll find the CCSS embedded in select LFJ lessons as well as in all the teaching strategies and Write to the Source student tasks. Moreover, the texts in the student texts library were selected to meet the complexity requirements of the CCSS. Student texts are also tagged and searchable by C3 discipline: civics, economics, geography and history.

Write to the Source

Write to the Source performance tasks and rubrics ask students to rely on textual evidence when responding to writing prompts about identity, diversity, justice and action.

Teaching Strategies

Build literacy and social emotional skills while exploring meaningful texts. Select and combine vocabulary, reading, and speaking and listening activities that support your instructional goals.

Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

Applications Are Now Live for LFJ Teaching Hard History Fall 2022 Cohorts

Teaching Hard History Professional Learning Cohorts provide educators the chance to deeply engage with Learning for Justice Teaching Hard History: American Slavery framework, collaborate with LFJ staff and 25 other cohort members across the country, and gain insights and feedback on implementation—all at no cost. Submit your application today!

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