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This issue illustrates how primary sources can support teaching to meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Nearly every state in the country has adopted the CCSS, which present grade-by-grade goals devised to help students gain skills needed for college, career, and citizenship. These goals emphasize advanced literacy skills such as analyzing multiple points of view and providing evidence for conclusions beginning in elementary grades. Primary sources are authentic materials that teachers and students can use to hone literacy skills.