EDC’s free, online Zoom In social studies resource helps students build literacy and historical thinking skills through “deep dives” into primary and secondary sources. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the tool’s 18 engaging lessons focus on key events in six National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) historical periods and support students’ close reading and evidence-based writing. Zoom In also helps teachers monitor students' learning, assess students’ progress, and fine-tune instruction to deepen students' understanding.
- Are you a teacher? Find out how to use Zoom In with your students.
- Are you an administrator? Learn how Zoom In can benefit your school or district.
- Curious about the lessons? Explore them on the Zoom In site.
Common Sense Graphite called Zoom In, “A go-to resource for the CCSS era, filled with rich content and meaningful opportunities for skill development.” Take a quick tour of the videos below to learn more.
About Zoom In: Engaging Students ("The Hook")
About Zoom In: Setting the Context for Learning
About Zoom In: Reading Historical Documents, Part 1
About Zoom In: Reading Historical Documents, Part 2
About Zoom In: Transitioning from Reading Documents to Writing ("Connect")
About Zoom In: Preparing Students to Write