The content and classroom approaches in this module address Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Frameworks as well as anchor standards from the Common Core State Standards for College and Career Readiness.
Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework
WHII.22 Summarize the consequences of Soviet communism to 1945. (History, Economics)
WHII.40 Identify the causes for the decline and collapse of the Soviet Union and the communist
regimes of Eastern Europe. (History, Economics)
College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.9 Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy. RI.7.7. Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.7. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.
Speaking and Listening
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.