Share 'Missing the Context Misses the Purpose of Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address"'
Here is an educational policy riddle: How much background knowledge does a student need to read a historical text?
According to New York Engage website: None.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are being implemented state by state, and there is an emphasis from teaching students background knowledge to teaching students skills, specifically the skill of close reading.
The pedegogy is explaine…
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