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fourscoreFourscore ( is an innovative system in development for teaching American history, government, and English Language Arts.

It will offer educators “one-stop shopping” for thousands of resources for teaching and a customized system for each individual teacher. 

Panels of master teachers and leading curriculum consultants are helping develop the content for Fourscore, which will include thousands of articles published in American Heritage over 75 years as well as historical documents, paintings, photographs, historical artifacts, and maps. 

Hundreds of collections of content developed by master teachers that include essays by leading historians bundled with documents, images, etc., and detailed suggestions for tasks that teachers can undertake in the classroom with the materials, compelling questions to ask, and other teaching strategies.  All of these tasks are then linked both to Common Core State Standards and the C3 Framework.  

Fourscore will promote the use of historical documents for instruction in reading skills, analytical and critical thinking skills, problem solving, and writing skills — what are generally known as “English Language Arts” or “ELA.”

“Finding and integrating high quality non-fiction is a challenge for ELA teachers,” says Lyn Cannaday, a nationally certified teacher and Fellow with Student Achievement Partners.  “This project is a godsend for busy teachers who want to move toward more meaningful texts.”

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