Argument Literacy in the History-Social Science Classroom

This 10-hour program features discipline-specific attention to Common Core reading and writing skills. Specifically:

  • Identifying claims and analyzing the logic and evidence that supports them
  • Using chronology, cause & effect, compare/contrast, and argument to explain the past
  • Selecting evidence to marshal support for written explanations and arguments
  • Quoting, paraphrasing, and citing evidence¬†
  • Synthesizing information from multiple primary and secondary sources
  • Facilitating peer collaboration and review to develop and strengthen writing