Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.A – Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.3 – Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.4 – Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2 – Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.6 – Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.9 – Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1 – Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2 – Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.3 – Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.8 – Evaluate an author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.9 – Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.
NJ State Standards
6.1.5.CivicsCM.5 – Investigate the lives of New Jersey individuals with diverse experiences who have contributed to the improvement of society.
6.1.5.HistoryCC.14 – Compare the practice of slavery and indentured servitude in Colonial labor systems.
6.1.5.HistoryCC.7 – Evaluate the initial and lasting impact of slavery using sources that represent multiple perspectives.
6.1.8.CivicsDP.3.a – Use primary and secondary sources to assess whether or not the ideals found in the Declaration of Independence were fulfilled for women, African Americans, and Native Americans during this time period.
6.1.8.CivicsHR.3.c – Construct an argument to explain how the expansion of slavery violated human rights and contradicted American ideals.
6.1.12.HistoryUP.3.b – Examine a variety of sources from multiple perspectives on slavery and evaluate the claims used to justify the arguments.
6.1.12.HistoryUP.2.c – Explain why American ideals put forth in the Constitution have been denied to different groups of people throughout time (i.e. due process, rule of law, and individual rights).