Common Core Standards Initiative – Informational Texts: History/Social Studies & Science, Mathematics, and Technical Subjects (Grades 11-CCR)Follow
Tocqueville, Alexis de. Democracy in America.
Declaration of Sentiments by the Seneca Falls Conference.
Douglass, Frederick. “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?: An Address Delivered in Rochester, New York, on 5 July 1852.”
An American Primer. Edited by Daniel J. Boorstin.
Lagemann, Ellen Condliffe. “Education.”
McPherson, James M. What They Fought For 1861–1865.
The American Reader: Words that Moved a Nation, 2nd Edition.
Amar, Akhil Reed. America’s Constitution: A Biography.
McCullough, David. 1776.
Bell, Julian. Mirror of the World: A New History of Art.
FedViews by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
Science, mathematics, and technical subjects
Paulos, John Allen. Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences.
Gladwell, Malcolm. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.
Tyson, Neil deGrasse. “Gravity in Reverse: The Tale of Albert Einstein’s ‘Greatest Blunder.’”
Calishain, Tara, and Rael Dornfest. Google Hacks: Tips & Tools for Smarter Searching, 2nd Edition.
Kane, Gordon. “The Mysteries of Mass.”
Fischetti, Mark. “Working Knowledge: Electronic Stability Control.” U.S. General Services Administration. Executive Order 13423:
Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management.
Kurzweil, Ray. “The Coming Merger of Mind and Machine.”
Gibbs, W. Wayt. “Untangling the Roots of Cancer.”
Gawande, Atul. “The Cost Conundrum: Health Care Costs in McAllen, Texas.”
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