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Stand Up and Be Counted
Issue 50, March 2020
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Use this issue to teach College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards.
Watch a recording of a webinar about how to teach with the census portion of this issue. (A webinar on using the election portion is coming soon.)
Call for Articles for Issue 50 [PDF]
- Census Packet (a collection of all the census related articles from this issue)
- A Sample of U.S. Political Groups: Where do they Stand on Key Issues?
- Additional election education materials can be found in our older but still relevant issue on “Democracy in Action.”
- More free census and election materials here!
Table of Contents
Click on the header to sort the list by title, page or level. To listen to the audio*, click on the titles with the headphone icon.
|We Count, Count Us! [Read][PDF]||3||6|
|Who Counts? Everyone! [Read][PDF]||4||4|
|Still Undecided? Read This! [Read][PDF]||5||6|
|Do People Feel Safe Enough? [Read][PDF]||6||4|
|Know Your Rights & Responsibilities [Read][PDF]||7||11|
|Information Against Misinformation[Read][PDF]||8||8|
|Native Americans and the Census [Read][PDF]||10||11|
|Learning from History [Read][PDF]||12||11|
|Identity in a Box [Read][PDF]||14||9|
|Ask Not What the Census… [Read][PDF]||17||5|
|Prison Gerrymandering [Read][PDF]||18||11|
|Gerrymandering and the Fight for Democracy in 2020 [Read][PDF]||19||8|
|Thanks to My Great Aunt [Read][PDF]||21||8|
|Fight Like Hell for the Living [Read][PDF]||22||9|
|Voter Issues 2020 [Read][PDF]||23||7|
|If It’s Broke, Fix It! [Read][PDF]||24||9|
|U.S. Needs Affordable Health Care [Read][PDF]||25||7|
|Our Environment, Our Vote [Read][PDF]||26||7|
|Education Matters [Read][PDF]||27||9|
|What Can You Do If You Are Not a Citizen? [Read][PDF]||28||4|
|Many Ways for Immigrants to Participate [Read][PDF]||29||9|
|One by One, We Make a Difference [Read][PDF]||30||6|
|Voting Does Not Ensure Democracy [Read][PDF]||31||8|
|Transportation for Disabled People [Read][PDF]||32||5|
|Advocate for Your Loved Ones [Read][PDF]||33||5|
|Sudan Uprising and Social Media [Read][PDF]||35||8|
|Protesters in Hong Kong Fight for Democracy [Read][PDF]||36||7|
|We Need Basketball Courts [Read][PDF]||38||5|
|Children Count [Read][PDF]||39||7|
|Speaking Up About My Housing [Read][PDF]||41||7|
|I Used to Shake My Fist at Injustice, Now I Organize [Read][PDF]||42||6|
|The Fight for Fair Housing [Read][PDF]||44||8|
|A Person with Autism Finds his Voice [Read][PDF]||46||7|
|Family Meetings [Read][PDF]||48||8|
|My Family Heard My Voice [Read][PDF]
|Speak Out about What Matters [Read][PDF]||50||8|
|An Advocate for Literacy [Read][PDF]||52||7|
|Learn How to Be an Advocate [Read][PDF]||53||8|
|Standing Up for Workers’ Rights [Read][PDF]||54||7|
Use the Stand Up and Be Counted issue to teach College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards
The following chart is also available as a printable PDF.
The 10 anchor standards for reading can be broken up into 4 groups
|Anchor Standards||In Everyday English||TCA Excerpts|
|Key Ideas and Details (R.CCR.1-3)||What does the text say? What does it not say? What does it mean? How can you prove it?||3, 4, 6 , 7, 13, 16, 18, 21-26, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 37, 40, 42, 45, 47, 49, 52|
|Craft & Structure
|How does author use language? How is text organized? Who wrote it and why does that matter?||16, 18, 19, 22, 24|
|Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (R.CCR.7-9)||How does this connect with other sources?
Does it measure up? Is it valid?
|6, 20, 29, 41, 45, 49, 50|
|Range and Level of Text Complexity (R.CCR.10)||Can students read widely and deeply from a broad range of high-quality texts?||6, 7, 20, 22, 40, 41, 47|
The 9 anchor standards for writing can be broken up into 3 groups
|Text Types and Purposes (W.CCR.1-3)||Write arguments. Write explanatory texts. Write narratives. Stress complexity, reasoning, evidence, and details.||9, 23, 32, 37, 40, 41, 49|
|Production and Distribution of Writing (W.CCR4-6)||Know your audience. Speak clearly to them. Plan; revise. Use technology and the Internet to produce and publish writing and to collaborate and interact.||25, 27, 33, 40, 51|
|Research to Build and Present Knowledge (W.CCR.7-9)||Research. Use various sources. Assess credibility of those sources. DO NOT plagiarize.||6, 9, 11, 23, 25, 26, 27, 32, 40, 41, 55|
The 6 anchor standards for speaking and listening are broken up into 2 groups
|Comprehension and Collaboration (SL.CCR.1-3)||Be able to converse by expressing yourself and building on others’ ideas. Integrate information from diverse formats. Be able to evaluate a speaker’s point of view.||6, 7, 8, 10, 9, 12, 14, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 30, 32, 34, 35, 39, 42, 46, 48, 50, 54, 55|
|Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas (SL.CCR. 4-6)||Present information in an organized way. Use various media in your presentations. Use formal English when necessary.||4, 9, 17, 23, 25, 32 , 33, 38, 40|
The 6 anchor standards for language can be broken up into 3 groups
|Conventions of Standard English (L.CCR.1-2)||Get that grammar down! And spelling and punctuation too!|
|Knowledge of Language (L.CCR.3)||Choose words, phrases, and punctuation for effect. Vary sentence patterns. Notice how language is used in poetry, drama, etc.||34, 38, 42, 47, 51|
|Vocabulary Acquisition and Use (L.CCR4-6)||Use context clues. Use a dictionary. Understand figurative language and nuance. Use academic and words. Independently acquire new vocabulary.||4, 12, 18, 19, 21, 24, 34, 35, 38, 47, 49, 50, 52|
Key math shift: rigorous application of mathematics in real-world contexts.
|For pages that are relevant to the Math Practices and the Domains (at various levels), see the printable PDF.|
Adapted from “College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education,” Susan Pimentel, 2013; and with thanks to www.teachingthecore.com.