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Welcome to Project Tahoe: A legacy project of the Northern Nevada Teaching American History Grant, 2009-2013.


This site is now maintained by NNCSS. For inquiries,                             contact

Project TAHOE reflects the committed work of teachers from Northern Nevada since 2006.  The work began through Teaching American History Grants and continues because many Social Studies teachers in our region have experienced the benefits of teacher collaboration and of creating and  implementing high leverage, rigorous lessons that engage ALL students in the work of thinking like historians.

All grade-level lessons are are aligned to  Common Core State Standards and to our Nevada Content Standards (NVACs if you live in Nevada).

Funding for this site comes from the Library of Congress, Nevada’s Northwest Regional Professional Development Program, the Northeastern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program, and Washoe County School District.

A few things to note as you browse the site:

The menu in the left hand column includes documents and descriptions of types of lessons included on the site.  The drop down menu is where you will find lessons specific to the grade/s you teach.

For best results, use Google Chrome as your browser. It’s best to download resources prior to printing.

Types of Lessons available on the website:

  • Close Readings
  • “One Pagers” (brief close reading exercises)
  • Document Based Questions
  • OUTs “Opening Up the Textbook”
  • Zoom-Ins
  • Research Based Discussion Strategies
  • Controversial Issue Lessons
  • Argumentative Writing Lessons
  • Evidence Ranking Activities
  • Inquiry Lessons

Resources are added periodically.

We hope you and your students enjoy these lessons.