Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards are the foundation from which our curriculum is built. The idea of using video to help students dig deeper into learning and analysis is inspired by the CCSS focus on use of evidence to support research and analysis. This supports the Common Core ELA writing skills, specifically in the area of research.
CCSS ELA 11/12 Writing - Research to Build and Present Knowledge
8. Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and over reliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation