High School ELA Curriculum Video: The Gettysburg Address
This is an eight minute video in which David Coleman, a contributing author to the Common Core State Standards, describes an exemplary module that he and his fellow authors have designed. After watching this video and reading the Exemplar, educators might ask themselves: In what ways does this exemplar model the 6 shifts required for implementation of the Common Core? What did I learn, think about, or wonder while watching and reading? Which questions bring you deeply into the text? Participants may also want to use the guiding questions in the exemplar to facilitate a discussion amongst teachers in order to experience a collaborative close reading of a text.
This is just one way of conducting professional development around this video. We encourage you to use this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. Please contribute to the discussion by telling us how YOU have used these videos! Which discussion questions did you find sparked the most collaboration amongst educators? What professional learning experiences did you design around the viewing? We want to hear from you so that educators across the state can benefit from your experience!