Instructors know best when it comes to what works in the classroom, in the homeschool setting, and in a more formal school setting. Content standards define what students need to learn, but they do not dictate how instructors should teach. Instead, instructors decide how best to help students reach those standards.


Math Example: Number and Operations-Fractions 4.NF.5 standard

  1. View the standard on CA Common Core State Standards Mathematics.

  1. Search Elephango, using the grade-level and math filters, with keywords such as fraction, equivalent fraction, numerator, and denominator.
  1. Choose from the following lessons OR MORE available on Elephango:
    • Comparing Fractions
    • Fractions in Simplest Form
    • Fractions Equal to 1

  • To find a more defined explanation of this standard, you can Search the California Content Standards at the CA Department of Education.
  • Search this resource site using similar keywords, such as equivalent fraction, and enter a grade range.


Science Example: MS-PS2-1 Apply Newton's third law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.* [Clarification Statement: Examples of practical problems could include the impact of collisions between two cars, between a car and stationary objects, and between a meteor and a space vehicle.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to vertical or horizontal interactions in one dimension.]

  1. Search Elephango, using the grade-level and science filters, with keywords such as motion, Newton's third law, etc.
  1. Choose from the following lessons OR MORE available on Elephango:
    • Newton's Third Law
    • The Principle of Conservation of Momentum

English Language Arts Example: English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects

  • To find a more defined explanation of this standard, you can Search the California Content Standards at the CA Department of Education.
  • Search this resource site using keywords, such as character, expository writing, or response to literature, and enter a grade range.

  1. Search Elephango, using the grade-level and language arts filters, with keywords such as characters, literature, history, etc.
  1. Choose from the following lessons OR MORE available on Elephango:
    • Response to Literature: Introduction Part I
    • How to Writing: Transition
    • Studying a Character's Motive
    • Rosa Parks