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In order to become historically literate, students need regular practice in using both the language and skills of the discipline. The Stanford History Education Group's Reading Like a Historian curriculum is a research based, systematic approach that guides students and teachers through the process of becoming historically literate, all while meeting the demands required by the Common Core State Standards.
Please see below for the materials needed to implement Reading Like a Historian in Grade 11. Note that each lesson is preceded by a standards alignment page. The standards alignment contain two primary focus standards: one for reading and one for writing. These standards are indicated in bold. While the standards do not function in isolation, teachers should emphasize the standards bolded in each instructional component.

The writing emphasis for the first instructional component is expository and for the second is argument, at each grade level.

For additional information on assisting low-achieving students, high-achieving students, students with disabilities, and English learners click here.  
 Semester One  Semester Two                        
Jacob Riis
The Dust Bowl
11.6.3 Standards Alignment                            
Political Bosses
Social Security
Settlement House Movement
New Deal SAC
Japanese Segregation in San Francisco
Japanese Internment
Scopes Trial 
Zoot Suit Riots
Maine Explosion
The Atomic Bomb
Spanish-American War
The Cold War
Philippine-American War
Political Cartoon
Cuban Missile Crisis
Soldiers in the Philippines
US Entry in WWI
Korean War
Sedition in WWI
Truman and MacArthur
League of Nations
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Chicago Race Riots of 1919
Castro and the United States
Booker T Washington v W.E.B. Dubois
Anti-Vietnam War Movement
Marcus Garvey
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Palmer Raids
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Mexican American Labor
Great Society
Women in the 1950s
Background on Women's Suffrage